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Guillaume Quéau (left) dancing with Gustavo Gomes, David Leonidas Thiel and Kristýna Němečková in the choreography “The Primate Trilogy” by Jacopo Godani © Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Photo: Dominik Mentzos
© Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Photo: Dominik Mentzos

Dancer Guillaume Quéau on the Dresden he knows

Guillaume Quéau has grown very fond of Dresden. He began dancing with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in the summer of 2016 and has now spent several inspiring months in the Saxon capital. Along with eight other international artists, Guillaume Quéau features in this year's tourism campaign “Dresden. Celebrating together”. During the interview he describes what he loves about Dresden.


Your face is promoting Dresden for a year. What made you decide to do that for the city?

I am delighted at being given the honour of representing the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company and the city of Dresden.


When you have guests from other parts of the world, what do you show them in Dresden?

There are lots of great restaurants such as the Sankt Pauli in the Hechtviertel district, and lots of places to go out. In the Old Town I love the architecture and the beautiful big gathering places such as Brühl’s Terrace with the Academy of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau. The view all the way over the banks of the Elbe is wonderful. The colourful hustle and bustle of the Neustadt is also really special.


What's your personal highlight of 2016 in Dresden?

Our performances with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company have always been my personal highlight in Dresden. They are never the same, but are always good. It's always a great opportunity for us to stand on the stage here, and it's great that we have been able to give several series of performances in Dresden. The next highlight of 2016 is our ballet evening in September and October in Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden, when we will be dancing the choreographies “One Flat Thing, reproduced” by William Forsythe and “Lux Tenebris” by Rafael Bonachela.


When you are in Dresden, what do you like doing most in your free time?

I like going for walks in the woodlands of Dresdner Heide: it's a great place to unwind.



Guillaume Quéau was born in France in 1992 and started training as a dancer in Angers at the tender age of ten. From 2010 he studied contemporary dance, ballet and improvisation at the Ballet Junior de Genève, before moving on to Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City.

The making of” video for the campaign reveals how the photographs with Guillaume Quéau and Daphne Fernberger  were shot.