Weigelts initial professional career was that of a classically
trained dancer. His training took him from Berlin to Copenhagen.
It was there that he had his first engagement in Stockholm. During
his professional stage career he worked together with many excellent
choreographers such as for example: Hans van Manen, Jerome Robbins,
Jiri Kylian, Kurt Jooss, Glen Tetley and Birgit Cullberg.
He danced for the ensemble of the Royal Swedish Ballet, the
Cullberg Ballet and the Dutch Dans Theater.Following the ending
of his dancing career Weigelt studied Artistic Photography in
Cologne Through this medium he remained in close contact to
the dancing scene. He very quickly established himself as the
dance photographer and helped the "Tanztheater² ,
as it was in its formative period, to a speedy publicity breakthrough.
From the middle of the seventies he followed as a dance chronicle
choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Hans van Manen, Susanne
Linke, William Forsythe, Gerhard Bohner and many more.
Alongside stage photography, he also dedicated himself very
strongly towards portrait- and (staged) body photography.
Ever since 1992 Gert Weigelt has also produced 6 short dance
videos for television, which also received awards at festivals
and today are seen as classics of "Genres".He regularly
produces calendars (te Neues Verlag) and more than two hundred
different postcards have up to present been published from his
works. ("Art Unlimited" and "Gebr. König
Since 2003, Gert Weigelt has his own weekly picture column on
the online Dance Magazine :
www.tanznetz.de : weigelt.web
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