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Edward Clug

Edward Clug is concerned with relationship of a man with the past, with time itself, in his work he uses individual experience of each dancer. Clug works, mainly, in direction of the research of human body and its possibilities 

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Edward Clug

He received his ballet training at the National Ballet School in Cluj-Napoca, graduating in 1991. That year he joined the Slovene National Theater (SNG) in Maribor as a Principal Dancer while also performing with Zagreb Ballet as a guest artist. He was appointed Artistic Director of Slovene National Theater in Maribor in 2003. 

His first full evening ballet, Tango, premiered at SNG in 1998. He then went on to create Bachelorette for SNG in Ljubljana and Solo for two Chairs for the Ochi Ballet in Nagoya. His choreography often has an abstract and minimalistic nature, showing a deep research in dance language. Clug also uses classical plots for absolutely nonstandard interpretations - including unexpected choice of music. (for example his Radio & Juliet, choreographed in 2005 for SNG in Maribor, with the music by Radiohead, that has been widely toured on the international festival circle). He often creates absolutely original productions.   

In 2006, he created Architecture of Silence, a production using the Slovene National Theaters in Maribor and Ljubljana, two choirs and two orchestras. In 2007, he choreographed Sacre du temps for Station Zuid in Holland. Other works followed: Pret-a-porter at the SNG Maribor (2008); 4 reasons for the National Ballet of Portugal (2009); Pocket Concerto for Stuttgart Ballet (2009).

Edward Clug has received the Slovene Award of the Prešern Foundation (2005) and the Glazer Charter (2008). He won the Best Contemporary Choreography prize at the 18th International Ballet Competition in Varna; a Bronze Medal at the International Ballet and Choreographic Competition in Moscow (2001), a Bronze Medal at the 4th International Ballet Competition in the Contemporary category in Nagoya (2002); a Special Prize for Best Choreography at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (2002); and a Bronze Medal at the 17th Hanover Choreographic Competition in Germany (2003).

During the XII International ballet festival DANCE OPEN (2013) his ballet The Rite of Spring to the music of Igor Stravinsky performed by Slovene National Theatre Maribor was presented. Besides he was one of the International jury of the IV DANCE OPEN Award.

Within XV DANCE OPEN Festival SNG Maribor will present Peer Gynt by Edward Clug.