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Norman Douglas (Scotland/Europe)

 
Is an International award winning choreographer born in Glasgow trained at The London Contemporary Dance School, works extensively in the UK and Europe, as a teacher, dancer, producer, educationalist, choreographer, rehearsal director, as well as being a dance advisor for The Edinburgh International Festival, The Scottish Parliament as well as The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) producing The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart for 5 year olds.

Artistic Director of Norman Douglas & Co, he is known as a choreographer for his artistic collaborations, working in different genres from fashion to films choreographing large scale works, constantly thinking outside the box for example, using body builders mixed with classical dancers to produce cutting edge work, creating works in museums, site specific and performance installation works. Created Morir Por Ti in 2000 for the Edinburgh International Fringe and toured the work all over Europe. Has created work in Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Norway and Austria. In 2000 was awarded with animator Jessica Langford the Inaugural Scottish Creative Arts Award.

2002 Producer and Director of Wishing for the Moon, four world premieres with Steinvor Palsson, Eric Tessier-Lavigne, with two new works by Norman Douglas. 2004 Producer and Director for Tour of the Year, three world premieresfrom Christopher Hampson, Cathy Marston, Toni Mira, plus his own work Cries and Whispers.

2005 Presented Norman Douglas & Co at the Royal Opera House as part of the Festival of Firsts Programme as well as creating Dangerous Touch, a male solo for Euro Scene Leipzig. Produced and directed two important works (Vier Starke Frauen) 2006 for the Edinburgh International Festival, and (Rainbow Water Drops) as the Interim Director for the 2007 Inaugural Leipzig International Festival Germany.

Project Director for Dancers/Choreographers Research Projects 2008 and 2009 @ Marameo in Berlin. His work for the opera High Infidelity for the 21st Centaury also in 2009 at Club Maria in Berlin was a mixture of all of the above by this maverick producer/director.

2009/10 Created Chora for The Tramway Glasgow. 2010/11 Created Blind Minds as part of International Women’s Day at The Tramway. Created {The Tendency towards Complexity} for Balance 1Dance Company Berlin. Awarded a Creative Scotland Choreographic Fellowship Award 2010/11

Has been an education consultant for over 20 years, is a protégé of Choreographer Royston Maldoom who he assisted for 7 years on an international scale.

His latest education works consist of large scale projects for the over 60’s, a 3 year project leading to performances at the {2012 World Congress for Active Ageing Glasgow} in collaboration with The Dance House and Glasgow Life.