Riccardo De Nigris
Italian born, Riccardo De Nigris trained with the prestigious La Scala Di Milano, performing with the company in his graduate year.
Dancing professionally with Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre in Houston Texas, Ballet Nice, Arena Di Verona, Czech National Theatre Brno, and 9 years as a soloist with Augsburg Ballet. Featuring in works from world-renowned choreographers, including, William Forsythe, Mauro Bigonzetti, Itzik Galili, Robert North, Young Soon Hue, Michael Pink, Mauro De Candia, Bridget Breiner, Angel Rodriguez, Francesco Ventriglia, and more.
As House Choreographer of Augsburg ballet he created a series of solos, Po Poff, Ego Modo, and Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and in the last 4 years premiered new works, Ascending Glide, Narcissis/Bolero, ToGetHer and The Piece.
Sharing evenings alongside choreographic icons, Paul Taylor, Edward Clug, George Balanchine and Septime Weber. Also choreographing Opera’s, Galas and Musicals.
The recipient of several prestigious awards, including Augsburg Allgemeine award for outstanding artist, and the audience prize for “Can I Say Something?” at the Genesis International Choreographic Competition for the Milwaukee Ballet.
Following the premiere of his work, Ascending Glide, in 2016, Mr. De Nigris has been hailed as one of the young new choreographers to watch, both here in Europe and the USA after his latest premiere, Beyond the Normal for American Repertory Ballet.
<< During this strange moment of our existence we are living a very difficult moment of life, it’s nice to know that Human Sign has triggered this movement of art to continue to enter people’s homes and bring them a moment of distraction, an artistic parenthesis, showing courage but above all, to accompany everyone to a return to normal life.
I put myself in a corner of the house because I felt this claustrophobic sense between a closed door that once opened, now projected me into darkness, and a window that I couldn’t open which projected me outside the house. Here’s the lockdown, as we all know it’s restricted our freedom.
An angular corner represented a feeling too uncomfortable, the vision of an individual with a strong desire to communicate with society outside and the impossibility to do so, therefore with my contribution I tried to describe this sense of helplessness and discomfort to manifest the art of dance in narrow and unsuitable spaces, or at least out of the common ordinary.>>