Olivier Dubois

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Olivier Dubois (born in 1972) is a French contemporary dance choreographer.

Olivier Dubois
Born 1972
Colmar, France
Nationality French
Known for Contemporary Dance

Early life[edit]

Dubois was born in 1972 in Colmar. After studying foreign languages at the National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations, law and economics, Dubois decided to become a dancer at age 23.

Career[edit]

In 1999, he created his first solo project, Under Cover. He danced in pieces created by choreographers and directors such as Sasha Waltz and Angelin Preljocaj. He danced with Cirque du Soleil in 2003. He collaborated with Jan Fabre from 2003 to 2007, with whom he created C'est mon maître. The SACD and the Festival d'Avignon asked him to create a piece in the framework of festival in 2006.[clarification needed]

Dubois founded COD in 2007. The company changed its name to "Ballet du Nord Olivier Dubois" in 2014. He worked with Karima Mansour, founder and artistic director of the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, where he has stayed regularly since 1990. In January 1, 2014, he became director of Center Choregraphique National Roubaix - Nord-Pas-de-Calais.[1] He created one of the most controversial dance pieces, "Tradegie," in 2012, where all dancers are naked.[2]

Choreography[edit]

  • 2006 : Pour tout l'or du monde
  • 2008 : À nos Faunes
  • 2008 : Faune(s)
  • 2009 : Révolution
  • 2010 : Spectre
  • 2010 : L'Homme de l'Atlantique
  • 2011 : Rouge[3]
  • 2012 : Prêt à baiser[4]
  • 2012 : "Tragédie".[5]
  • 2013 : Elegie for National Ballet of Marseille[6]
  • 2013 : Souls[7]
  • 2015 : Mon Elue Noire - Sacre#2
  • 2015 : Les Mémoires d'un seigneur
  • 2016 : Auguri[8]
  • 2017 : De l'origine for Swedish Royal Ballet
  • 2018 : 7 x Rien (young audience)

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 Special Jury Award of the Critics Syndicate of France for his interpretation of Peplum by Nasser Martin-Gousset and the creation of "For all the gold of the world".
  • 2008 Prix Jardin d'Europe [9]
  • 2013 Danza § Danza awards : best choreographer for Tragédie et Elégie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olivier Dubois". dansedanse.ca. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Nudity + Dance = What exactly? The critics on Olivier Dubois' Tragédie". gramilano.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Olivier Dubois (FR) Rouge". impulstanz.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Prêt à Baiser D'Olivier Dubois". dfdanse.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  5. ^ Mark Monahan (2014-05-09). "Olivier Dubois, Tragédie, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Elegie D'Olivier Dubois: Une Oeuvre Puissante". inferno-magazine.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Souls by Olivier Dubois / Ballet du Nord". parvis.net. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Olivier Dubois Auguri". theatre-chaillot.fr/. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Jardin d' Europe - Prix Jardin d´Europe 2008". www.jardindeurope.eu. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 

10. Dubois mène sa troupe / Le Monde retrieved 2017-03-23 http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/scenes/article/2017/03/23/danse-olivier-dubois-mene-sa-troupe-a-fond-la-caisse_5099307_1654999.html 11. Olivier Dubois / Le Monde retrieved 2013-04-16 http://abonnes.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2013/04/16/olivier-dubois-a-la-tete-du-centre-choregraphique-national-de-roubaix-et-du-nord-pas-de-calais_3160408_3246.html

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