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Kinsun Chan

Curriculum Vitae

Director, Tanzkompanie Theater St. Gallen
Stage & Costume Designer
Jury Member, Prix de Lausanne 2021
Two of his variations were offered to the Prix de Lausanne candidates in 2021 and 2022 (ECHO and RAIN)

To me, the Prix de Lausanne means quality, hard work, hope and the future. The arts are humanity and being a part of the Prix de Lausanne Jury is a chance to support and celebrate both of these causes.

The Swiss-Canadian choreographer and designer, Kinsun Chan, began his studies in Art and Graphic Design, entering the ballet world at a late age. He started his professional dance career in America and came to Europe when he was invited to join the Zurich Ballet and later the Basel Ballet.

He performed many soloist roles from renown choreographers such as Kylián, Forsythe, Duato, Spoerli, Van Manen, Wherlock and Wubbe. His first choreography was created at the Zürich Ballet. Soon after he was invited to choreograph for the NoverreSociety at the Stuttgart Ballet. His choreographies have been performed by the Basel Ballet, Singapore Dance Theater, Tiroler Landestheater, Tanzclass Luzerner Theater, Hong Kong Ballet, Hannover Ballet, Staatstheater Kassel, Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, John Cranko Ballet School, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Munich Ballet Academy-Heinz Bosl Stiftung and the Tanz Akademie Zürich. His creation for the Hong Kong Ballet was invited to the Jacobs Pillow Festival (USA) and Festival des arts de Saint Sauveur (Quebec, Canada).
Kinsun’s choreography bring full circle his work in Art and Design, encompassing a dynamic visual language. As of the 2019/20 season, he became the director of the Tanzkompanie des Theaters St. Gallen.