Yen Han — Dance

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Soloist Repertoire

 
 

George Balanchine

Allegro brillante / Peter Tchaikovsky

Divertimento No. 15 / W.A. Mozart

Serenade / Peter Tchaikovsky

Symphony in C / Georges Bizet

 

Patrice Bart

Giselle / Adolphe Adam

Giselle

 

Bernd Roger Bienert

2trazoM / W. A. Mozart

Autumn Sketches / Sergei Prokofiev, Charles Ives

World premiere 1994

Bolero / Maurice Ravel

World premiere 1995

Compass / Luciano Berio

World premiere of music and choregraphy 1995, stage: Renzo Piano

Lej dals chöds / Alban Berg

Die Moldau / Bedřich Smetana

World premiere 1996

The Nutcracker / Peter Tchaikovsky

Stage: Mario Botta, Clara

Thé dansant /J.S. Bach

World premiere 1994

 

Mauro Bigonzetti

Kazimir’s Colours / Dmitry Shostakovich

Orma  / Bruno Moretti

 

Jean Börlin

Skating Rink / Arthur Honegger

World premiere of the reconstructed version by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer 1996

 

Mats Ek

Alte Kinder / various

Juliet and Romeo / Sergei Prokofiev

World premiere series 2013, Juliet

Sleeping Beauty / Peter Tchaikovsky

Aurora

 

Mikhail Fokine

The Firebird / Igor Stravinsky

Reconstructed by Nicholas Beriozoff 1995, Firebird

 

William Forsythe

Artifact / various

In the Middle… Somewhat Elevated / Thom Willems

 

Lionel Hoche

Serendipity / various

 

Johan Kobborg

La Sylphide / Herman Lövenskiold

Sylphide

 

Jiři Kylián

Bella figura / various

Dreamtime / Tōru Takemitsu

Gods and Dogs / Dirk Haubrich

Petite Mort / W.A. Mozart

Wings of Wax / various

 

Sol Leon, Paul Lightfoot

Speak for yourself / J.S. Bach, Steve Reich

 

Hans van Manen

Black Cake / various

Concertante / Frank Martin

Frank Bridge Variations / Benjamin Britten

Grosse Fuge / Ludwig van Beethoven

Metaforen / Daniel Lesur

Sarcasms / Sergei Prokofiev

Visions fugitives / Sergei Prokofiev

 

Lin-hwai Min

Smoke / Alfred Schnittke

 

Vaslav Nijinski

Le sacre du printemps / Igor Stravinsky

Reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer

 

Filipe Portugal

Dialogos

World premiere 2015

disTANZ / C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, J.S. Bach

World premiere 2017

 

Alexey Ratmansky

Swan Lake / Peter Tchaikovsky

World premiere of the reconstructed original version 2016, Pas de trois/Hungarian Dance

 

Martin Schläpfer

Forellenquintett / The Libertines, Franz Schubert

 

Heinz Spoerli

Allem nah, allem fern / Gustav Mahler

World premiere 2005

Approaching Clouds / Alfred Schnittke

World premiere 2000

Bluelight / Arvo Pärt

Brahms ein Ballett / Johannes Brahms

World Premiere 1997

Cinderella / Heinz Spoerli / Sergei Prokofiev

World premiere,  Fairy

Dead End / Igor Stravinsky

Don Quixote / Ludwig Minkus

Premiere of the Zurich Version 2006

…der Sonne Leuchten ist ihr Kleid / various

World premiere 2002

Daphnis et Chloé / Maurice Ravel

World premiere 2004, Chloé

Les débauches du rêve / Alexander Scriabin

World premiere 2005

…eine lichte, helle, schöne Ferne / W. A. Mozart

World premiere 1999

La fille mal gardée / Ludwig Minkus

Lise

Folk Songs / Luciano Berio

World premiere 2000

Giselle / Adolphe Adam

Giselle

Goldberg-Variations / J.S. Bach

In den Winden im Nichts / J.S. Bach

World premiere 2003

moZART / W.A. Mozart, Kaija Saariaho 

World premiere 2006

Nocturnes / Frédéric Chopin

World Premiere 1997

The Nutcracker / Peter Tchaikovsky

Marie

Peer Gynt / various   

World premiere 2007, Solveig with Semyon Chudin as Peer Gynt

Romeo and Juliet / Sergei Prokofiev 

World premiere 1998, Juliet with Federico Bonelli as Romeo

Le sacre du printemps / Igor Strawinsky

World premiere 2001, The Chosen One

Ein Sommernachtstraum / various

Premiere of the Zurich version 1996, Helena/Hermia

Swan Lake / Peter Tchaikovsky

Russian Dance/Pas de trois

Szenen / Robert Schumann

…und Farben, die mitten in die Brust leuchten / various

World premiere 1998

Und mied den Wind / Johann Sebastian Bach

World premiere 1999

Wäre heute morgen und gestern jetzt / J.S. Bach

World premiere 2009

 

Christian Spuck

Anna Karenina / various

World premiere 2014, Kitty

Leonce und Lena / various

Hofmeister

Messa da Requiem / Giuseppe Verdi

World premiere 2017

The Nutcracker / Peter Tchaikovsky

World premiere 2017, Female Clown

Romeo and Juliet / Sergei Prokofiev

World premiere series 2012, Juliet

 

Twyla Tharp

In the Upper Room / Philip Glass

Push Comes to Shove / Joseph Francis Lamb, Joseph Haydn

 

Jorma Uotinen

Rendering / Luciano Berio

 

Christopher Wheeldon

Continuum / György Ligeti

Tours

 

Worldwide Tours and Guest Performances

As a guest star and with Ballet Zurich Yen Han tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. Amongst others, she danced at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (Russia), the Salzburg Festival and International Dance Summer, Innsbruck (Austria), Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London and the Edinburgh Festival (UK), Ankara International Music Festival and the “Ballet Days” at the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Turkey), Festival “Basel Tanzt” (Switzerland), Cologne Opera, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Frankfurt Opera (Germany), Maison de la Danse, Lyon and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (France), Granada Festival, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Teatro Arriga, Bilbao (Spain), Het Muziekteater Amsterdam (Netherlands), Royal Opera Stockholm (Sweden), Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Teatro La Fenice Venice and Boboli Gardens, Florence (Italy), in Aspendos and Athens (Greece), in Winnipeg, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Hong Kong (Hong Kong Arts Festival), Beijing, Shanghai, Taipeh, Bangkok, Singapore, Nagoya and Tokyo (Orchard Hall) as well as the U.S.A.

 

Awards

2017 - Nomination as Dancer of the Year by the international trade publication for the dance industry Tanz.

2013 - Swiss Dance Award (Outstanding Female Dancer), bestowed upon her by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture BAK. Award accorded for the first time.

2013 - Dance Prize of the Friends of Ballet Zurich. Accorded for the first time.

Two further nominations by the international trade publication for the dance industry Ballett International/Tanz.

“Stern der Woche” awarded by Munich daily newspaper Abendzeitung for her performance as Juliet.