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Lukáš Timulak

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Nationality: Slovakian

The Slovak Lukáš Timulak (1979) was born in Snina, Slovakia. In 1989, he started his dance training at the Bratislava Conservatory. When he won the Auschberg scholarship (UNESCO) in 1995, he used this scholarship to combine the last two years of his dance training in Bratislava with a dance education at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo (1995-1997). From 1997 to 2000, Timulak danced with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, under the direction of J.Ch. Maillot. From 2000 to 2002, he danced with Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and from 2002 until now, he has been a leading dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater 1. 

With Nederlands Dans Theater, Timulak also started as a choreographer in 2001. His creative talent was noticed during the annual Choreography Workshops, which is why he was given the opportunity to make a new work for Nederlands Dance Theater 1 in the programme ‘Upcoming Choreographers’ 2005 and 2006. For Twenty (2005) he got good reviews. Timulak managed to pass on his unique body coordination to his colleague-dancers and showed that he also has a lot to offer in choreography. In 2006, he again created new work for ‘Upcoming Choreographers’: I saw I was I

For C-Scope (set up by Cora Bos-Kroese among others) he made three choreographies: Dear Reader (2004), Due a Due (2006) and Bodily Writing (2007). The Mannheim National Theatre presented Due a Due in the 2006-2007 season and this season too the ballet features on their performance list again a number of times. In 2007, Timulak made his debut with Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Oneness. Followed by Offspring in 2009, and Masculine/Feminine in 2011. For the conceptual realization of his choreographies, Lukáš Timulak often collaborates with graphic designer Peter Bilak (1973).