David Dawson

Raphaël Coumes-Marquet

CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

Raphael Coumes-Marquet

Photo Raphaël Coumes-Marquet

Born
Besançon/ France

Training

École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris

Engagements

Dresden SemperOper Ballet since 2006
Het Nationale Ballet (Amsterdam), Coryphée 1998, Grand Sujet 2000, Soloist 2002
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Soloist
Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper

Repertoire
Principal roles:
 Prince Siegfried, “Swan Lake” (R. van Dantzig); Albrecht, Giselle’(D. Dawson); Prince Florimund, “The Sleeping Beauty” (productions by P. Wright and A.S. Watkin after M. Petipa); Prince/The Nutcracker, “The Nutcracker” (W. Eagling/ T. van Shayk); James, “La Sylphide” (A. Bournonville); Onegin, “Onegin” (J. Cranko), Theseus/Oberon, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ; Drosselmeier, “The Nutcracker”; King, “Illusions – like ‘Swan Lake’” (J. Neumeier); Poet, “Chopiniana” (M. Fokine); Paquita (M. Petipa)

Soloist roles:
Les Sylphides (M. Fokine); Apollo, Who Cares?, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, La Valse, Diamonds (G. Balanchine); Four Last Songs (R. van Dantzig); The Magic Flute (W. Eagling); Duende (N. Duato); Return to a Strange Land, Petite Mort (J. Kylián); Trois Gnoissiennes, Black Cake, Four Schumann Pieces, Three Pieces for Het (H. van Manen); Do Not Go Gentle (K. Pastor); Slow, Heavy and Blue (C. Carlson); Four Sections (T. Brandsen); In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Vile Parody of Address, Artifact, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata, The Second Detail, Enemy in the Figure (W. Forsythe); Symphony No.2 (U. Scholz); Continum (Ch. Wheeldon); Voluntaries (G. Tetley); Empty House (J. Inger); Reverence (D. Dawson)

Creations
Psychic Whack, A Million Kisses to my Skin, The Grey Area, 00:00, Morning Ground, The Gentle Chapters, Das Verschwundene | The Disappeared; On the Nature of Daylight; Albrecht ‘Giselle’; Faun(e)  (D. Dawson); In Light and Shadow, Kurt Weill (K. Pastor); Carmen (T. Brandsen); Romeo and Juliette, Dove la luna, Vers un pays sage, Home Sweet Home (J.-C. Maillot) as well as creations by K. Armitage, L. Hoche and R. Zanella.

Guesting
Danced in internationals ballet galas in USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Spain, England, France, Norway, Russia und Lithuania
Principal guest artist with English National Ballet in London, Barcelona, Moscow and Houston with Faun(e) (D. Dawson)
Principal guest artist with National Ballet of Croatia with The lady and the Camellias (2011)
Principal guest artist with Ballett im Revier in Gelsenkirchen with Erster Gang, season 2013 – 2014 und Giselle (D.Dawson).

Film

The Grey Area in Creation (D. Dawson); documentary ; Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam, (2004)
Sleeping Beauty (P. Wright); Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam; Opus Art (2004)
Giselle (D. Dawson); Semper Oper Dresden; Fritten Film (2008)
Kurzfilmprojekt, Verhörraum (J.Mäsel)

Choreographies
Choreographed yearly for “Semper Opernball Dresden” since 2009
Choreographed for ZDF Sylvester Konzert 2010, 2011, 2012 Sempe

Guesting Ballet Master
Teaching and staging A Million Kisses to my Skin (D. Dawson) for the West Australian Ballet. Teaching A Million Kisses to my Skin (D.Dawson) for the Finnish National Opera Ballet. Teaching Tristan and Isolde (D. Dawson) for Dutch National Ballet Amsterdam.
Teaching at Ayumi Ballet company in Tokyo, Stage de danse de Liège, Summer school “art of” in Berlin. Guest teach with Aalto Ballet (Essen), Ballet im Revier (Gelsen Kirchen), Monte-Carlo Ballet.

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