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George Williamson

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Wonderers Milwaukee Ballet

Wonderers Milwaukee Ballet

 

 

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Milwaukee Ballet Premiered 21 Feb, 2017
Choreography George Williamson
Composer Sibelius
Light Designer Jason Fassl
Garrett Glassman and Patrick Howell. Photo Mark Frohna (1)

Garrett Glassman and Patrick Howell. Photo Mark Frohna (2)

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Mark Frohna (2)Garrett Glassman and Patrick Howell. Photo Mark Frohna (2)Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Mark Frohna

My First Ballet: Swan Lake

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English National Ballet

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Choreography George Williamson after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Concept & Direction George Williamson

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Musical Arrangement Gavin Sutherland

New Design Louis Whitemore

My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

My First Sleeping Beauty

English National Ballet – 2016 UK Tour

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Choreography George Williamson

Concept & Direction George Williamson

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dramaturg Adam Peck

Musical Director Gavin Sutherland

Designer Peter Farmer

Costume Designer Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting Designer Howard Hudson

CRANE Dutch National Ballet

 

CRANE Dutch National Ballet – Premiere June 2016

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Choreography George Williamson
Costumes David Bamber
Composer Donnacha Dennehy
Lighting Burt Dahuysen

Photography Carlos Quezada

 

Murmuration ABT Studio Company

Murmuration ABT Studio Company-Premier November 2015

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Choreography George Williamson
Composer Dobrinka Tabakova
Costumes Reid & Harriet
Photo Credit Eduardo Patino

 

Egle Queen of the Grass Snakes Lithuanian National Ballet

 

Egle Queen of the Grass snakes Lithuanian National Ballet - premiere 20th November 2015

 

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Lithuanian National Ballet Premiered 20 Nov, 2015
Choreography George Williamson

Composer Eduardas Balsys
Music Director & Conductor David Geringas

Set & Costume Designer Louie Whitemore

Light Designer Howard Hudson

Triple-bill


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Ballet for Nancy

Music: Appalachian Spring – Aaron copland

Choreography: George Williamson

Nancy – Nancy Osbaldeston

Adagio

Music: Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber

Choreography: George Williamson

Dancers: Jia Zhang and Max Westwell

Four on the Floor

Music: Four on the Floor – Judd Greenstein

Choreography: George Willamson

Conductor: Leo Geyer

Dancers: Laurretta Summerscales, Ksenia Ovsyanick,  Nathan Young, Vitor Menezes

The Constella Orchestra

Leader: Tim Rathbone

 

In Parenthesis

In Parenthesis

For one night only, English National Ballet presents a site-specific performance inspired by David Jones’s seminal First World War poem, ‘In Parenthesis’.

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Movement Direction George Williamson

Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg

 

 

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Pam Hogg Spring/Summer Premiered London Fashion Week 2013Credits

Choreography George Williamson
Music Carter Tutti Void, Transverse

My First Ballet: Cinderella

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My First Cinderella
 
 

Premiered March 2013 – The Peacock Theatre

 
 

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Choreography George Williamson
Concept and Direction George Williamson and Loipa Araújo
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Musical Director Gavin Sutherland
Design David Walker
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Additional Costume Design Wizzy Shawyer
Additional Scenic Design John Campbell

Hallowed

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Photo credit: Charl Marais 

A short film for the English National Ballet and Twenty6 Magazine.

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Movement Direction George Williamson
Director Chris Turner
Music Plaid
Full credits see end of film

Round the Corner

Around the Corner - George Williamson Choreography
 
 

Premiered at The Peacock Theatre 2010
 
 

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Choreography George Williamson
Music GoldieLocks

Firebird

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English National ballet – Premiered 22nd March 2012, London Coliseum

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Choreography George Williamson
Music Igor Stravinsky
Set Design David Bamber and George Williamson in collaboration with John Campbell Scenic Studio
Costume Design David Bamber
LightingNicholas Holdridge
Photography Diego Idraccolo

My First Ballet: Coppélia

My First Ballet Coppelia George Williamson - Choreographer

English National Ballet – Premieres on the 5th April 2014

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Choreography George Williamson after an original production by Ronald Hynd and Marius Petipa
Concept and Direction George Williamson
Music Léo Delibes
Music Arrangement Gavin Sutherland
Design Louie Whitemore
Lighting Richard Howell

Dawn Dances

Dutch National Junior Company – Premiered 24 November 2013, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

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Choreography George Williamson
Music J Greenstein
Lighting Bert Dalhuysen
Photo Credit Rob Kuyper

Nike Ballet

 
 

Ballet to launch Nike Hyper-feel Trainer

 
 

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Choreography George Williamson
Costume Design Nike
Music London Contemporary Orchestra

Tempus

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Tempus - Choreography by George Williamson

 
 

English National Ballet – Premiered at the Queens Coronation Festival 11th

 
 

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Choreography George Williamson
Costume Design Julian Macdonald
Music Chris Turner

Threefold

Threefold - George Williamson Choreography

 
 

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New English Ballet theatre Premiered 5th July 2012
Choreography George Williamson
Music F Poulenc’s ‘Aubade’
Set Design Zachary Eastwood-Bloom
Costume Design Louise Körner & Ekaterine Lomtadze

Animus

Animus - George Williamson Choreography at The Polish National Ballet

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Polish national Ballet Premiered 2011
Choreography George Williamson
Music Son lux

 

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My First Ballet: Cinderella

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Eglė Queen of the Grass Snakes

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About

George Williamson Choreographer at The English National Ballet

Born in Worcestershire UK, George trained first at Elmhurst School For Dance and then at English National Ballet School, which is where his choreographic work began. Whilst at English National Ballet School George won the Choreographic Competition for three consecutive years and the CTRL-ALT-SHIFT Award. Ballets created included Round the Corner in 2009, which was  presented at the Peacock Theatre and the City of London Festival. In 2010 he created Ana-Chro-Po for English National Ballet School’s summer performance.
Upon graduation in 2010, George joined Polish National Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Krzysztof Pastor, where he danced a variety of classical and contemporary roles. He continued to pursue his choreography, creating his ballet Animus for the company in 2011. Whilst at Polish National Ballet, George was invited by Wayne Eagling to choreograph a new production of Firebird for English National Ballet. Firebird was George’s first professional commission, which received its world premiere at the London Coliseum in March 2012. George was then invited to New English Ballet Theatre, where he created a new piece entitled Threefold, and in September 2012 George was appointed Associate Artist of English National Ballet by its new Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo. My First Cinderella premiered at the Peacock Theatre on 27th March 2013, presented by English National Ballet and English National Ballet School.
In 2013 George received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse Award for his production of Firebird and also created Tempus for The Queen’s Coronation Festival in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace, followed by Dawn Dances for Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company. George was a Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative 2014 finalist. In 2015 he created three new ballets for Constella Ballet & Orchestra, which were performed at Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Theatre, followed by the world premiere of My First Ballet: Swan Lake with ENB.  Also in 2015, George choreographed his first full-length ballet, Egle Queen of the Grass Snakes, for Lithuanian National Ballet. In 2016 George created Strangers for New English Ballet Theatre, My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty for English National Ballet, Murmuration for American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and CRANE for Dutch National Ballet, which was premiered as part of their acclaimed Transatlantic programme.
In Spring 2017 George won the Genesis International Choreography Competition at Milwaukee Ballet with his new ballet, Wonderers.

 

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  • It’s a very young man’s viewpoint on ballet – more about physical glitter and styling, more about swagger than about magic. But boy, what confidence. George Williamson is undoubtedly a talent to watch.

    Ismene Brown - Arts Desk, Daily Telegraph
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George Williamson has won the GENESIS INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2017 with his ballet Wonderers at Milwaukee Ballet.

“Williamson’s “Wonderers” combined striking, short, solo moments, danced in single shards of white light, stage-filling ensemble bits, with movements ranging from angular, arresting poses-in-motion, to sinewy, long gestures, and driving, urgent physicality, punctuated by articulate, meaningful pas de deux—the movement and music seemed inseparable at times.”
Elaine Schmidt – Journal Sentinel Milwaukee

DANCE EUROPE BEST OF 2016 includes Crane for Dutch National Ballet

Strangers, New English Ballet Theatre, 2016

“This brought a new angle to a familiar narrative, creating satisfying, polished, beautifully performed and nuanced dance. There is real depth to this choreography—creating emotional resonance and some exquisite visual compositions. This piece was the one I took away with me, with so many images and memories fixed in my mind. I would love to see this again.”
Christopher Curtis – Bachtrack

Crane, Dutch National Ballet, 2016
★★★★★
“The dance gives ample space especially for the female dancers to express themselves in short, driven solos…fast, modern and with a hint of evil wizardness.”
Lambrecht Wessels – Bachtrack

Murmuration, ABT Studio Company, 2016
“Even as couples and soloists emerged from the work’s shifting constellations— the ensemble was the star.”
Siobhan Burke – The New York Times

My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, English National Ballet, 2016
★★★★★
“A gorgeous treat for kids and parents.”- The Daily Express
★★★★
Metro
★★★★
“A high-spirited, light-hearted production that children are sure to enjoy alongside their parents” -The Upcoming
“The characterisation, storytelling, set and costume are all spot-on, leaving this young audience captivated to the very last moment…” -A Younger Theatre

SOUTHBANK AWARD 2015 for Lest We Forget, English National Ballet, Choreographers: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett, George Williamson.

ROLEX MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉ ARTS INITIATIVE 2014 finalist

Dawn Dances, Dutch National Junior Company, 2014
“Williamson has the brain to match the chops we already knew he had… there’s a sense of intelligence and purpose here that reminds me strongly of Christopher Wheeldon’s best work.”
Hanna Weibye – The Arts Desk

BENOIS DE LA DANSE AWARD 2013 Nomination for Firebird, English National Ballet,

Firebird, English National Ballet, 2012
“It’s a very young man’s viewpoint on ballet – more about physical glitter and styling, more about swagger than about magic. But boy, what confidence. George Williamson is undoubtedly a talent to watch.”

Ismene Brown – The Arts Desk, The Daily Telegraph

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