Javier De Frutos
Javier De Frutos trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and the Merce Cunningham School, New York. He was a member of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians and appointed Choreographer in Residence at Movement Research in New York City. In 1994 he established the Javier De Frutos Dance Company which toured to great acclaim around the world. He was among the first to be made a Fellow of The Arts Council of England and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale with a trilogy of his work.
Film and TV credits include: the Turner prize nominated The Long Road to Mazatlan. His work is in the repertoire of many dance companies, including Rotterdam Dance Group, Ballet Shindowski, Nuremberg Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Candoco, The Royal Ballet and Gothenburg Ballet.
Theatre credits include: Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Death and the King’s Horseman (National Theatre) and the acclaimed West End and touring productions of Cabaret for which he won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer. Other credits include Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and London Road (National Theatre).
Awards include the 1995 Paul Hamlyn Award, 1996 Bagnolet Prix d’ Auteur, 1997 South Bank Show Award, 2004 Time Out Live Award and the 2005 Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Choreography.
His recent collaboration with Pet Shop Boys The Most Incredible Thing earned Javier the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Award, and a Critics Circle Best Choreographer nomination in 2012.
From Here To Eternity premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End on 30 September 2013.