JACOPO GODANI BIOGRAPHY
CND ARCHIVE REPERTOIRE 90/11. GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS
Born in Italy, the dancer and choreographer Jacopo Godani began his studies of classic ballet and modern dance in 1984 in the Center Studi Dance of the Spezia. He realized, likewise, studies of audio-visual arts in the Fine Arts School of Carrara. In 1986, Godani entered the Mudra international school of dance, directed by Maurice Bejart in Brussels, Belgium. In 1990, Godani created his own company with its base in Brussels and he began his choreographic career. As a dancer, Godani has worked with a wide variety of choreographers of international level including William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, etc. From 1991, Godani has danced solo roles with the Frankfurt Ballet of William Forsythe, collaborating with him in the choreographic creation of numerous ballets.
Godani has created original works for the Ballett Frankfurt, Rotterdamse Dansgroep, IT danza in Barcelona, Ballett Nurnberg, Sweden's Goteborg Ballet, Karlsruhe Oper Ballet, the Royal Ballet Covent Garden in London, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in The Hague, Ballett des Landstheater Linz, Ballet du Rhine in France, etc...
His commitments for this season 2001/2002 include this new work for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, as well as for the Bayerisches Staatsballett of Munich and Les Ballets de Montecarlo.