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Principal Dancer of The Hamburg Ballet / Composer / Designer

Otto Bubeníček was born in Poland/Lubin, Czech Nationality. He spent most of his childhood traveling around Europe with the circus, where his parents worked as acrobats. He studied and trained at the Conservatory for Dance and Music in Prague. In 1992, he received the "Prix Especes" award, along with "The Television Viewers Prize" at Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers. In 1993, he was invited to join the Hamburg Ballet, where he is currently still performing. Otto advanced to principal dancer by 1997. Throughout his career he has been a sought-after guest artist, invited to perform with many renowned companies worldwide, and featured in many gala performances. Aside from his role as a dancer, Otto is creative in many other fields, composing, designing, and creating short films and video-clips. He has composed classical and electronic music for film and dance, some of which has been performed by the Hamburg State Opera, l'Opéra de Paris, the Semperoper in Dresden, and in Sapporo, Japan. ARTE, a TV channel celebrated for its interest and focus on the arts, produced a film documentary about Otto and his twin brother Jiri, titled "The Ballet Twins." The short film "Nachtrausch" (Nocturnal Ecstasy) marks Otto's debut as director and film editor. His short dance film "Enlightened" was a finalist in the online video competition in SideBySide Art Center E.V. Other musical compositions of Otto's include the score for his short film "Nachtrausch," and Jiri Bubenicek's ballets: "Unerreichbare Orte" (premiere with The Hamburg Ballet in 2005), "Ai No Yukue Mo" (premiere in Sapporo in 2005), and "Le souffle de l'esprit", (premiere with the Zurich Ballet in 2007) for which he also designed the set and costumes. "Toccata" (premier in New York City Ballet 2009) music and costumes.

In 2009, Otto was awarded by Italy's most prestigious dance awards - "Premio Danza & Danza," (The best dancer of 2009). And best dancer of 2009 in "TANZ" Magazine. 2010 Otto has been nominated for "Orpheus" in the Theatre Award of FAUST in the category of "Acting and Dance Performance".
2012 received together with his twin brother Jiří (Principal Dresden Semperoper Ballett) the International Ballet Award in the Category "Best Duet" at the Dance Open in St. Petersburg and
2013 Tribute to…Jiří and Otto Bubeníček from Golden Prag, 50th International Television Festival.

Otto was also, invited to many TV talk shows in Prag and Zurich. Taught in Ballet Summer Course 2012 in Berlin and in International Ballet Masterclasses 2004 and 2006 in Prague. Organized with his Brother charity ballet gala «Ballett für Japan” or «Dance for the Land of the Rising Sun” (May 2011)

Design for stage and costumes for Jiri’s choreographies:
“L'heure bleue” Premier 26.4.2013. North Carolina Dance Theatre, USA
“Faun” Premier 23.06.2012 in Semperoper Ballett Dresden, Germany
“Gentle Memories” Premier 27.04.2012. D.H. Koch Theater Lincoln Center, USA
“The Picture of Dorian Gray” Premiere 16.07.2011 in Velké Losiny, Czech Republic, as well choreographed together with Jiri
"Le souffle de l'esprit" Premiere with the Zurich Ballet in 2007

Only Stage Design:

"The Piano" Premier 14.2.2014 in Ballett Dortmund, Germany
“The Soldier’s Tale” Premier 23.6.2013 in Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Germany
“Burning Bridges” Premier 11.01.2013 in Gauthier Dance, Germany

Only Costumes Design:
“Die innere Stimme/The inner Voice” Premier: 30.10.2010 Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
“Te Deum" Premiere: 07.01.2009 in Prag, Czech Republic. As well choreographed together with Jiri.
“Double Violin Concerto” Premiere: 15.05.2009 in Prag, Czech Republic. As well choreographed together with Jiri.
"Toccata" Premier in New York City Ballet 2009, USA
“Ai No Yukue Mo” Premiere 2005 in Sapporo, Japan

Jiří and Otto Bubeníček have now taken a further step by creating their own program with their full-length “Les Bubeníček Ballet”. As its initiators, they present their personal ballet world to the audience as dancers, choreographer, composer, stage and costume designer - including numerous other artists. Performed in Italy, Czech Republic and Japan.

Festival Mittelfest, Cividale del Fruili, Italy (July 19, 2014)

Les Ballets Bubenicek
National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic (January 11, 12, 2014)

Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan (January 5, 6, 7, 2013)

“Bubeníček Ballet World”
Castel / Hrad Sternberk, Czech Republi. (July 17, 2012)

“Jiri e Otto Bubeníček”
Auditorium Conciliazione, Roma, Italy. (October 11, 2011)

“Bubeníček Ballet World”
Zamek / Castle Velke Losiny, Czech Republic (July 16, 2011)

“Jiří + Otto Bubeníček and Selected Dancers of The Dresden Semperoper Ballet”
Saitama Arts Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. (January 23, 24,  2010 )

“Bubeníček & Friends”
National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic (May 15, 16, 2009)

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