Lieven Baert

Choreographer and Theatre Director; Director of the Institute for Historical Dance Practice in Ghent, Belgium

baertLieven Baert is a professional choreographer, dancer, and director. Over his 30-year-long international career, he has worked in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the UK and Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and the USA. He has collaborated with Philip Pickett, Barbara Sparti, the ensemble L’Eventail Paris, the Bavarian Academy for Early Music, the Royal Opera Ghent, and Warsaw Chamber Opera. He is guest teacher at the Dance Academies of Stockholm and Re Juan Carlos, Madrid. He also works on outreach and youth programmes for the Royal Ballet School of Belgium and the Royal Opera of Flanders. As a producer at historical festivals, he specializes in creative reconstructions of repertoire from the medieval and the early modern period. He regularly directs events at Germany’s largest historical festival, the Landshut Wedding.

Honours and Distinctions

2000 Conseil International de la Danse, UNESCO

Past Productions and Events

2010 Stanford University, California: summer school
2010 Festival of Flanders: choreographer and teacher, Venetian Ball
2009 Landshut, Germany: choreographer at the Landshuter Hochzeit
2009 Bruges: choreographer, Hieronymus Bosch and the Seven Deadly Sins, with Camera Trajectina
2009 Festival de Namur: choreographer, Ay Amor, with la Cetra d’Orfeo
2008 Festival of Krems, Austria: choreographer, La Folia
2007 Brussels Operetta Theatre: director, Der Bettelstudent
2006 Landshut, Germany: choreographer at the Landshuter Hochzeit
2005 Mexico City: choreographer, Proclamación de Isabel la Católica, with Manuel Canseco (dir.), Teatro Nacional de Madrid, and Mexican State Ballet
2004 Madrid: choreographer, Teatro Clásico, Don Gil de las calzas verdes
2000 Royal Opera, Ghent: choreographer, Charles V
2000 Ghent: Director, 1st World Congress Historical Dance, with Unesco and University of Ghent
1998 Tokyo: director and choreographer, Danza Vosolvia, 16th-century repertoire
1996 Händel Festival Halle, Germany: dancer in Marie Sallé and Händel
1993 Warsaw Chamber Opera: director and choreographer of Monteverdi’s Ballo delle ingrate and Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
1993 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: dancer in Philip Pickett’s production of Monteverdi’s Tirsi e Clori
1987 Royal Library, Brussels: lectures on Burgundian court dances