The International Festival of Dance and Cinedanza, DanzaTTack, has awarded in its 2021 edition the ‘Prize of Honor, Por Amor a la Danza’ individually to Anatol Yanowsky, an artist of Sevillian origin, but based in Gran Canaria, and responsible for such important projects as the Choreographic Center of Las Palmas and the Gran Canaria Ballet. Yanowsky will receive his award in the act that will take place on May 16, at the conclusion of the VI School Dance Encounter at the El Sauzal Theater.
DanzaTTack arrives in the present 2021 to its eleventh edition with an intense program of events that will have the municipality of El Sauzal as the epicenter of celebration and that will take place from 7 to 16 next May. All the programming can be consulted on the web www.danzattack.com. The Festival has the collaboration of the DISA Foundation and the El Sauzal City Council and the participation of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of Tenerife.
Anatol Yanowsky began his dance studies at the Royal Superior Dance Conservatory of Madrid, graduating there and later complementing his training at the Rosella Hightower School (Cannes, France), Raimundo Franchetti and Nora Kiss (Paris, France) and Ana Norkis (London , UK).
It is in 1970 when he got his first international contract as a soloist at the Lyon Opera, in France, where three years later he began to combine his work as a dancer and teacher, also becoming a teacher and repeater of the company. Eight years later, he went to Atter Balleto, in Italy, with a contract as main soloist and assistant director, becoming part of the Balleto di Roma, two years later, with the same contract, and remaining there for four more years. .
In 1982 he embarked on a new professional career as a freelance artist, working as an artistic director on various international projects as well as with the RTVE (Spanish Radio Television) program, Homenaje a la Pintura, winning an Emmy award for the best international cultural outreach program.
Three years later, he made Gran Canaria his habitual residence, leading the Atlantic Ballet in Las Palmas de GC, and as a teacher at the dance school of the Caja de Ahorros de Canarias.
In 2002, together with Carmen Robles, he opened the Choreographic Center from Las Palmas, laying the foundations of his own methodology in Yanowsky-Technique dance, and generating a renowned school where dancers from all over the world meet to study with both teachers.
The CCLP is a personal project whose approach aims to professionalize, in the field of dance, young Canarian talents, positioning them in the best international dance companies. His students coexist with companies such as The Royal Ballet, Opera du Paris, English National Ballet, Boston Ballet, Het National Ballet, Staatsoper Berlin, Northern Ballet, Royal New Zeland Ballet, Liepziger Ballet.
In 2006 he undertook a new project as artistic director of the Gran Canaria Ballet, a project focused on acting as a springboard for dance students at the CCLP, generating a real experience in the world of dance and promoting their careers internationally.
It is in his career as a teacher where Anatol focuses all his knowledge training and empowering dancers who, later, will carry out a brilliant artistic career, among which are three of his four children.
Anatol, together with his wife, Carmen, has achieved that his students won with gold and silver medals, several international competitions such as Grand Prix de Laussanne, USA International Ballet Competition, Varna International Competition, Eurovision Competition for Young Dancers, among others and in various editions.
In his persistence and effort as a tireless worker, absolutely passionate about his profession, Anatol has turned his methodology into a world reference.