Urs Dietrich was born in Switzerland. He studied dance at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen, followed by a
six-moth training residency in New York. Urs’ work as a freelance dance performer and choreographer since 1988 has resulted in an extensive repertory of group choreographies and solo performances with which he has been a frequent guest in Europe, Asia and South America. From 1994 to 1996 he shared the joint directorship of the Bremer Tanztheater with Susanne Linke. In 2000 Urs Dietrich was appointed artistic director of the Bremer Tanztheater.
Urs Dietrich was awarded the Kritikerpreis für Tanz (German Critics Award for Dance) in May 2004 in Berlin.
THALAMUS, a dance-theatre in three parts, was created on the basis of this text by Sogyal Rinpoche and observations – from both the inside and outside.
In dance, the individualist Urs Dietrich searches for the simple and essential. Simple details condense into dramas. It is the powerful solo act of a dancer who consciously implements fissures and contradictions, and thus infuses his work with a certain degree of irony. Urs Dietrich mercilessly researches the secrets inherent in the changes and dissolution of real time.
Urs Dietrich was not as part of a group, but as Single bangaloREsident in Bangalore.
In the context of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) he now develops a new piece.