Richard Siegal

Founding artistic director of The Bakery (2006) and Ballet of Difference (2016).  Recognized by a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, The German National Theater Faust Award, S.A.C.D. Prize, a Beaumarchais, The Mouson Award, and Munich Dance Prize, Richard Siegal has generated international attention for a body of work that includes performances, new media projects, workshops and publications. He has been commissioned by arts institutions including Bayerisches Staatsballett, GöteborgOperans Danskompani, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Sao Paulo Dance Company, 

Bodytraffic, Festival d'Automne, The Forsythe Company, Rencontres Chorégraphiques, Ircam, Centre Pompidou, YCAM, Tanz im August, Ballett Frankfurt, Danspace/NYC, Théâtre National de Chaillot, and Ruhrtriennale. 

His work with live musicians has led him to collaborate with Alberto Posadas(Glossopoeia), Diane Labrosse (Double Story), Lorenzo Bianchi (©oPirates, Homo Ludens, Black Swan), Eric-Maria Couturier (Op.Infinity and Homo Ludens), Wolfgang Zamistil (Homo Ludens, As If Stranger), Arto Lindsay (Muscle) and Hubert Machnik (Civic Mimic).

Collaborations with architects and industrial designers include Konstantin Grcic (Unitxt), François Roche (Civic Mimic), Didier Faustino (Still Life, The World to Darkness and to Me), Virginie Mira (Stranger Trilogy, Glossopoeia), Peter Zuspan (Multinatural (blackout), Muscle) and Alexander Kada (Venice Biennale of Architecture). Collaboration with costume and fashion designers include Alexandra Bertaut, Bernhard Wilhelm, Becca McCharen/Chromat, and Marta Jakubowski, together wth stylist, Edda Guddmundottir. 

Richard Siegal has been Artist-in-Residence at ZKM/Karlsruhe, Bennington College and The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, and Muffatwerk/Munich  From 2005 - 2015 he was an Associated Artist of The Forsythe Company. He is a MacDowell fellow and honorary member of The Bolshoi Ballet's "Benoit de la Danse."


For commission inquiries please contact Velag der Autoren.


"Richard Siegal... 
sought-after worldwide as the most innovative, 
the most exciting dance-maker of his generation."

Eva-Elisabeth Fischer, Süddeutsche Zeitung Feuilleton


"Siegal’s aesthetic conveys a wonderful feeling for our time: he uses the existing movement vocabulary freely,
without breaking with or avoiding classical ballet.
Here rather he is interested in aestheticised movements, without worrying
where they come from."

Rita Argauer, Süddeutsche Zeitung


"Mr. Siegal is sui generis. It is good — unnerving, but good — to reclaim him."

Jennifer Dunning, New York Times


"Siegal wouldn’t be Siegal
if he didn’t season with just that pinch of salt
that makes the sweetness so appealing."

Eva-Elisabeth Fischer, Süddeutsche Zeitung Feuilleton


"It’s becoming ever clearer that Richard Siegal is one of, if not the, crucial personalities
in Modern Dance."

Beate Kayser, Münchner Merkur