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Daniel Lommel

TIME, AS WELL AS CRITICS, place Daniel Lommel in the Pantheon of the ten best world dancers of his generation.

Born in Paris on 26 March 1943, Daniel Lommel attends the Dance School of the Liège Royal Opera with Joseph Lazzini and then becomes the pupil of Nora Kiss in Paris.

In 1964, he works for the Hamburg Ballet, under the direction of Peter van Dijck. He dances the ballets of the repertoire with Jacqueline Rayet, Claire Motte, Maria Tallchief, Sonia Arova, Marilyn Burr in choreographies by George Balanchine, Roland Petit and Janine Charrat, guest-choreographers at the time.

In 1967, he joins the Ballet of Twentieth Century of Maurice Béjart; he remains as a soloist for thirteen years and from 1973 onwards as the company’s artistic co-Director. During this period, he dances with the most famous artists, such as Jorge Donn, Paolo Bortoluzzi and Suzanne Farrell.

From 1975 until 1983, he dances «Songs of a Wayfarer» with Rudolf Noureev in the most important theatres of the USA and of Europe.

In August 1980, with the assistance of Greek artists and personalities, he creates AENAON Dance Theatre (Χοροθέατρο). In collaboration with Minos Volanakis, the first performance took place at the Quarry of Vyronas, which later became the Theatre Melina Mercouri.

From 1982 until 1989, with the support of Melina Mercouri, then Minister of Culture, he incorporates the company into the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG) in Thessalonika.

Today, «AENAON Dance Theatre» relies on a rich repertoire counting more than 60 creations and of an impressive first-rate list of more than 700 performances.

Always in search of young talents for his creations, Daniel Lommel suggests a glance in constant renewal of the classic ballet of today.

Publications by Daniel Lommel (pdf)

Aenaon Dance Theater - Daniel Lommel