Gigi Căciuleanu

Gigi Căciuleanu is known all around the world for his career as a dancer and choreographer. He performed in the companies of Pina Bausch and Maya Plisetskaya, he received the Romania Star Chevalier Medal, he was decorated by the French state as Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, and in 2012 was awarded the title of professor honoris causa of the University of Arts Târgu-Mureş. The most powerful influence for him, the absolute master, remains, however, his teacher, Miriam Răducanu, from whom he learned to envision and think dance. With a record of over 300 shows that he staged, Gigi Căciuleanu continues to create and teach his own technique. He transmits his original contemporary dance style in workshops and master-classes held at prestigious institutions around the world. Gigi Căciuleanu started to take dance lessons since when 4 years old, because of his restless character, as his closed-ones decided he was a child who needed to use his energy. During his career, he created performances for the most important ballet dancers in the world: Maya Plisetskaya, Pina Bausch, Svetlana Beriosova, Jean-Christophe Paré, Jean Guizerix and Wilfride Piollet. He founded the Gigi Căciuleanu Company in Paris. Between 2001 and 2013, he was main choreographer and artistic director of the National Ballet in Santiago de Chile. In 2007,the Gigi Căciuleanu Romania Dance Company, under the aegis of the Art Production Foundation, makes its debut in Bucharest. Nowadays, Gigi Căciuleanu continues to perform with his company in Romania and Europe. Some of his most renowned shows: Stimmung on the music of Mariei Tănase, Mess around on the music of Ray CharlesVerdi- Requiem, Actos de mor, Cartoons, Saxografia, Alter Mahler, D’ale noastre, Imagine All the People, Mozart Steps, Un minut de dans sau Uf!!!.

“Director of the National Choreographic Centre of Rennes, the creator of the Contemporary Dance Studio Company at the Grand Théâtre de Nancy, artistic director of the National Ballet in Chile, he created many performances, headliner in Paris, Moscow, Montevideo, Tel Aviv, Santiago, Cardiff, Hamburg, and Rome. Gigi Căciuleanu is awarded a star on the Walk of Fame for the uniqueness of his creations in dance and theatre world, inspired by music and poetry.”
(Constantin Chiriac)

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