Mark Baldwin (choreographer)

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Mark Baldwin OBE is a contemporary dance choreographer. He was born in Fiji and raised and educated in New Zealand. He is currently Artistic Director for the Rambert dance company.[1]

Career[edit]

Baldwin has danced with Royal New Zealand Ballet and Rambert. He was Resident Choreographer at Sadler's Wells, London, where he established the Mark Baldwin Dance Company (1993–2001). He created over 40 works for his new company and other major dance companies including: The Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Berlin State Opera House, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Scottish Ballet, London City Ballet and Rambert Dance Company. He was Resident Choreographer for Scottish Ballet in 1996.[1]

In December 2002, Baldwin returned to Rambert as Artistic Director and since then the company has won several awards[2] including the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2010 in recognition of the previous years' repertoire,[3] and in 2011, the Critics' Circle National Dance Award 2010 for Outstanding Company.

Baldwin's first work for Rambert as Artistic Director was Constant Speed in 2005. Since then he has created Eternal Light and The Comedy of Change. In 2006 he choreographed The Wedding for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and collaborated with Amanda Eyles to restage Andrée Howard's 1939 work Lady into Fox.[1]

Awards[edit]

Baldwin has received awards including the Bonnie Bird Choreographic Award (1992), the 1995 Time Out Award for Dance, the South Bank Show Award in 2001 for The Bird Sings With Its Fingers, the French Grand Prix Award for Film (1996), for Echo, and the Dance Artist Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to Dance in 2002.[1]

He won the TMA Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance for Constant Speed and an Oliver Award for his restaging of Michael Clark's Swamp.[1]

Baldwin received the OBE for Services to Dance in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Artistic Director". Rambert. Archived from the original on 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Mackrell, Judith (15 November 2005). "No more Mr Nice Guy". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Olivier Winners 2010". Olivier Awards. The Society of London Theatre. Archived from the original on 29 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dance in the Queen's Birthday Honours List". londondance.com. 15 June 2015. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. 

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