Fonds - Peter Quanz fonds

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Peter Quanz fonds

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  • 1999-2012 (Creation)
  • 1999-2012 (Creation)
    Quanz, Peter

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2 cm of textual material

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(1979 - present)

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Peter Quanz was born in Baden, Ontario and began his ballet training at the Academy of Dance in Waterloo, Ontario. He then attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1996 before being accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, where he began his choreographic career. As a student in 1999, he received the first Judy and Henny Jurriens Choreographic Fellowship, which allowed him to study choreography in Europe. He danced briefly with the Dutch National Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet. From 2000-2002, he worked as a volunteer with the Stuttgart Ballet to gain more choreographic experience after participating in the Noverre Society’s Young Choreographer’s Evening.
In 2002, he was invited by the New York Choreographic Institute to choreograph a short work for the New York City Ballet. In 2005, he received the Clifford E. Lee Award for young choreographers. Two years later, he was the first Canadian choreographer to create a ballet for the Kirov Ballet. He returned to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 2009 to choreograph Quantz by Quanz. That same year, he began his own dance company named Q Dance, which uses some of the dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. In 2013 Q-Dance performances began to be included in the RWB’s season. In Tandem is the other ballet choreographed by Peter Quanz that is now in the repertoire of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Custodial history

The records of Peter Quanz came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives through several transfers of records from the RWB and were also collected by members of the Alumni Association.

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The Peter Quanz fonds includes the following series: resumes (2001-2003); alumni records (2005- 2006); biographical information [2007-2009]; reviews (2002-2008); grant report ( 2002); newspaper and magazine articles (1999-2015); Joyce Theatre (2012); Spring to Dance Festival (2012); and the Guggenheim Museum (2009).

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Access to some sound recordings and moving images may be restricted for preservation reasons due to the age and fragility of the original storage media.

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Further accruals are expected.

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See also the records of Quantz by Quanz and In Tandem housed at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives.
The Q-Dance programmes are located within the Winnipeg House programmes.
Recordings of Peter Quanz’s choreography can be found in Audio-Visual Boxes 115 and 116.

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