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Palle Granhøj

Artistic director and founder of the company Granhoj Dans.
A professional dancer since 1986, Palle has worked with a number of internationally acknowledged choreographers. In 1990 he made his début as a choreographer with the piece 'Torzo' and founded The Palle Granhoj Dance Theatre - which later became Granhoj Dans.

Besides choreographing for Granhoj Dans, Palle Granhoj has made 'Fra Aros med Eros' - the gala opening of the Aarhus Festival 2004 in Denmark. The gala opening included the opera chorus from the Danish National Opera, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Sinfonietta and dancers – with a total of 120 performers on stage. Before this comission Palle Granhoj created 'KJp' for Nomadi productions, Finland in 2000 and 'Mette' for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1995.

Recognitions and rewards

2005: Jury member at Nordic Grand Prix 05, Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland.
2004: Jury member at International Exposure, Suzanne Dellal, Israle.
2002: Ballet master Albert Gaubiers scholarship
2001: Reumert award, The National award of Stage Art, Best Dance Performance, Denmark
2000: The Memorial Grant of Mrs. Edith Aller
1999: Working scholarship from Danish Arts Council.
1998: Working scholarship from Danish Arts Council.
1997: Award for the performance 'Obstruction Ultimatique' from the Danish Arts Foundation.
1995: Working scholarship from Danish Arts Council
1994: Received an experimental working scholarship from Minister for Culture, Ms. Jytte Hilden.
1992: Final Award in Nordic Choreographers Competition of Contemporary Dance, Copenhagen


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