István Herczog

(b. 1943)

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(b Budapest, 1943)

Hungarian-German dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the State Ballet Institute in Budapest, graduating in 1962, and between 1966 and 1991 he danced in various German companies including Stuttgart Ballet, Bavarian State Opera Ballet, and Düsseldorf Ballet. He created his first ballet, 6th Symphony, set to Shostakovich's score, in 1980, and between 1988 and 1991 was ballet director and chief choreographer for Dortmund Opera, creating his own versions of Romeo and Juliet and Coppélia. Between 1992 and 2002 he was director and chief choreographer of the Pécs Ballet in Hungary, creating works such as Carmina Burana (1998), several of which remain current in the repertory.

Subjects: Dance.

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