Ben Wright

choreographer, director, educator.

 

Ben is an independent choreographer and movement director working in contemporary dance, opera and theatre, he is also one of the new Artistic Co-Directors at Candoco Dance Company (alongside Charlotte Darbyshire). He is the director of his own UK based ensemble bgroup and until the end of 2018, the associate choreographer for Sweden’s largest Independent dance company Skånes Dansteater.

 

He trained at The Ballet Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and worked primarily as a performer between 1991 - 2006.

 

From 2014 – 2017 he worked as the associate artistic director at Skånes Dansteater and his recent work for the ensemble includes Spectrum (2017), To see the world while the light lasts (2016) and The Feeling of Going (2015) - a fully orchestrated staging of Scandinavian pop legend Jonsi’s album GO in collaboration with Malmö Opera. In autumn 2018 this ground-breaking work will be televised for SVT in a production produced by Skånes Dansteater, Malmö Opera, 3 Minutes West and Stepping Ground.

 

Other work for the company includes Small Acts, The Ghost Spot and A Summoning.

 

In 2008 he launched his own company bgroup creating The Diminishing Present, About Around, The Lessening of difference and Just As We Are for the ensemble. Bgroup’s new work Point of Echoes premiered in Autumn 2017.