Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

Koreográfus

Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (1978 San Fulgencio, Spain) has been Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater (2009-2013), and now he combines his work as a choreographer freelance with the direction of TITOYAYA, the company he founded on 2006 in Spain with Veronica Garcia Moscardo. Sansano has been the recipient of numerous awards for his choreography, including first prize at the Ricard Moragas Competition in Barcelona (1997), Prix Dom Perignon Choreographic Competition in Hamburg (2001), and Premio de Las Artes Escénicas de la Comunidad Valenciana (2005). He has been commissioned to create works Many Companies such as Alvin Ailey, Nederlands Dans Theater, Compania Nacional de Danza, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luzerner tanz Theater, Ballet BC, The Hamburg Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Hispánico, Luna Negra Dance Theater among others. As a dancer, Sansano was part of the most prestigious companies such as Ballet Joven de Alicante, Ballet Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid/Victor Ullate, Nederlands Dans Theater II and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago doing some original works by Jacopo Godani, Hans Van Manen, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Victor Ullate and many more.
Gustavo was chosen by the magazine POR LA DANZA for its 15th anniversary as one of the ‘Fifteen Choreographers to Watch’(2004) Dance Magazine featured Luna Negra’s Artistic Director, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, ’25 to Watch’(2011), and named a ‘Chicagoan of the Year in Arts & Entertainment’ by the Chicago Tribune (2012) and in June 2017 was chosen by the APDCV  for its 30th anniversary as ‘Outstanding Valencian choreographer‘
also has created a few operas with Chicago Opera Theater (Andreas Mitisek) “María de Buenos Aires”, Opera Omaha (James Darrah) “Semele ” , Bard SummerScape “Iris”(James Darrah) and Philip Glass’s  Les Enfants Terribles (James Darrah)
Along his time creating he has work with Luis Crespo as Set Design for most of his productions.
Also has collaborated with other artist such as David Delfin, Angel Sanchez, Nicolas Fischtel, Bregje van Balen, Gelson Amaran to name a few.

He has been invited to numerous Schools and Universities all over the World, including  Centro Coreográfico Gallego (Spain),  Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland), Conservatorio superior y professional de danza de Valencia (Spain), Springboard Danse Montréal (Montreal-Canada), The Juilliard School (New work City-USA), Escuela Municipal de Música y danza de Torrevieja(Spain), Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (Spain), the school of the Jacob’s Pillow (Boston-USA), Daf Dance Arts Faculty.(Rome- Italy) CalArts-California Institute of the Arts(Los Angeles-USA), Butler University (Indianapolis, U.S.A.), Escuela Moderna de Música y Danza (Santiago-Chile),Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, among other.

Choreographic Works

ALVIN ALLEY- New York, New York, USA
2017 Victoria

AUGSBURG BALLET – Germany
2018 18+1

ATLANTA BALLET – Atlanta, U.S.A.
2016 El Beso

ABC DANCE COMPANY – St. Polten, Austria
2002 One for all

AGORA PROJECT – Reggio Emilia , Italy
2017 Flabbergast

BALLETMET – Columbus, Ohio, USA
2016 CARMEN.maquia (Full evening)
2014 Lovely Together
2014 18+1
2002 En vez de

BALLET HISPANICO – New York, New York, USA
2018 Espiritus Gemelos
2016 Flabbergast
2014 El Beso
2014 CARMEN.maquia (Full evening)

BALLETBC – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2015 Consagración
2014 Lost and Seek

BALLET DE CARMEN ROCHE – Madrid, Spain
2003 Érase otra vez

BALLET DE TEATRES DE LA GENERALITAT VALENCIANA – Valencia, Spain
2006 Viñetas

BALE TEATRO GUAIRA – Curitiba, Brazil
2014 La Cinderela

BADORA DANCE COMPANY – Budapest, Hungary
2011 Lo que no se ve

BODYTRAFFIC – Los Angeles , U.S.A.
2016 Bounce

BUDAPEST DANCE THEATER – Budapest, Hungary
2009 Flabbergast

BUTLET BALLET – Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
2013 Camino

BALLETTO DELL’ESPERIA – Turin, Italy
2009 Caliban

CALARTS-CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARTS -Los Angeles , USA
2017 18+1

COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA – Madrid, Spain
2009 Chapter 10

HAMBURG BALLET – Hamburg, Germany
2002 Un peso en la Espalda

JOVE COMPANYA DE ALICANTE , Spain
2018 Recortes

GYÖRi BALLET – Gyor, Hungary
2008 Gaudi (Full Evening)

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO – Chicago, U.S.A.
2015 I Am Mister B

JULLIARD – New York, New York, USA
2017 1000 thoughts

JUNIOR BALLET OF GENÉVE – Geneve, Switzerland
2009 Flabbergast

LUZERNER THEATER – Lucerne, Switzerland
2015 Giselle (Full Evening)

LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER – Chicago, U.S.A.
2012 CARMEN.maquia (Full Evening)
2012 En busca de
2012 18+1
2011 Not Everything
2011 Moniquilla y el Ladron de Risas (Full Evening)
2010 Toda una Vida
2004 Luna de Miel
2004 Vamos a contar mentiras
2002 Flabbergast

MM CONTEMPORARY COMANY – Reggio Emilia, Italy
2016 Le Silfidi

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES  – Cardiff, United Kingdom
2011 Quixoteland

NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2 – Den Haag, Holland
2007 De ida y Vuelta
2005 79 42 17
2004 Chapter 9. * Mario Alberto Zambrano

NORRDANS – Härnösand, Sweden
2012 Great Expectations (Full Evening)

NO)ONE.ART- Los Angeles , USA
2014 Recortes (Full Evening)

SALT CONTEMPORARY COMPANY – Salt Lake , USA
2018 Stand by me

OTRA DANZA – Elche, Spain
2013 Da Capo

PATAS ARRIBA – Elche, Spain
2003 Dícese

PROYECTO TITOYAYA – Valencia/Alicante, Spain
2019 Carmen.maquia
2018 Social Animal
2017 LLuita * Eduardo Zúñiga, Daniel Abreu (Full Evening)
2016 Baking 16
2015 Moniquilla y El Cascanueces (Full Evening)
2014 La Metamorfosis (Full Evening)
2013 Insert Coin
2012 Radio Station
2009 Lo que no se ve (Full Evening)
2008 Baking
2008 Moniquilla y El Ladrón de Risas (Full Evening)
2007 Manera
2007 Flabbergast
2007 79 42 17
2006 Retrato de Oscar Wilde (Full Evening)
DOMINIC WALSH DANCE THEATER – Houston, U.S.A.
2004 2 and 1 for Mr. B
2008 Dícese

iNSTITUT DEL TETARE- – Barcelona, Spain
2015 coma
2019 1000thoughts

IT DANSA – Barcelona, Spain
2003 Tito
2005 Flabbergast
2008 En busca de
PASSARELLES – Brussels, Belgium
2002 Entre  *Asun Noales

* Coreografía conjunta con / Collaboration with

TANZTHEATER  MüNSTER – Germany
2017 Recortes (Full Evening)

THEATER ULM – Germany
2017 El Beso
2017 2 and 1 for mister b
2017 Recortes
OPERAS

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER- Chicago, U.S.A.
2013 Maria de Buenos Aires
Music by Astor Piazzolla
Direction by Andreas Mitisek
OPERA OMAHA – Omaha, U.S.A.
2016 Semele
MUSIC BY G. F. Handel
Production + Stage Director James Darrah

BARD SUMMERSCAPE -Annandale on Hudson – New York, U.S.A.
2016 Iris
Music by Pierto Mascagni
Director James Darrah

OPERA OMAHA – Omaha, U.S.A.
2019  Les Enfants Terribles
MUSIC BY Philip Glass
Production + Stage Director James Darrah