Richard Siegal

In collaboration with artists across diciplines, the American dancer and choreographer, Richard Siegal, seeks to give new impulses to contemporary dance.

Richard Siegal presents his groundbreaking works at theaters and festivals globally. He has been recognized with numerous awards including the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, the S.A.C.D. Prize, and The German Theatre Prize DER FAUST 2010, as well as the Munich Dance Prize 2013.

As choreographer-in-residence he has been affiliated with ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe (D), Bennington College (USA), The Baryshnikov Arts Centre (USA), Festspielhaus St. Pölten (A), and Muffatwerk München (D). From 2005 to 2015 Richard Siegal was an Associated Artist of The Forsythe Company. He has received commissions from Ballett Frankfurt (D), Le Ballet National de Marseille (F), Göteborg Danskompani (S), The Bavarian State Ballet (D), The Hessian State Ballet (D), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (USA), Bodytraffic/Los Angeles (USA), and for the São Paulo Dance Company (BR).

In August of 2017 Richard Siegal will premiere The Dante Trilogy commissioned by The Ruhrtriennale under the artistic direction of Johan Simons.

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