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Olivier Dubois

dubois1Born in 1972 Olivier describes himself as an author rather than a choreographer. Intensity of gesture and power of engagement on stage are key strengths of his works.
He created his first solo "Under cover" in 1999.
In 2005 he produced the duo "Féroces" with Christine Corday. In 2006 he created "Pour tout l'or du monde" as part of the Sujet a vif event in Avignon.
He has both taught and directed workshops abroad: National Opera of Vienna, National School of Athens, National Opera of Cairo, Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, the Preljocaj Ballet, École des Beaux Arts de Monaco.
In 2007 he founded the COD (Compagnie Olivier Dubois) and that same year he received the jury prize from the Syndicat professionnel de la critique for his accomplishments as a dancer and for the piece "Pour tout l'or du monde".
At the Avignon Festival in 2008 he created "Faune(s)" which was based on Vaslav Nijinski's "L'Apres-midi d'un faune". For this piece he worked with Dominique Brun, Christophe Honore, Sophie Perez and Xavier Boussiron.
In 2009 he choreographed "La Périchole" by Offenbach for the Opera companies of Lille, Nantes and Limoges in a production that was directed by Bérangère Jannelle. The same year he created "Révolution" for 14 dancers: this was the first part of his Trilogy. There then followed "L'Homme de l'Atlantique (based on Frank Sinatra, for the 2010 Biennale de la danse in Lyon, "Rouge" (second part of the Trilogy 2011) at "Envers et face a tous" (2011).
"Tragédie", was created for the Avignon Festival of 2012 with 18 dancers as the final part of the Trilogy
In 2013 he created "Elégie" with 17 dancers for the Ballet National de Marseille as part of the Marseille-Provence 2013 events.
His latest work "SOULS", choreographed for six dancers from six African countries, was shown in Cairo in December 2013.
In January 2014 he succeeded Carolyn Carlson as director of Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix Nord Pas-de-Calais.
In 2015 he collaborated with Yan Duyvendak on the musical "The Sound of Music" created for the festival La Bâtie in Geneva.
As a performer he has performed works by, among others, Jan Fabre, Sasha Waltz, Angelin Preljocaj, Andy Degroat, Nasser Martin-Grousset, Cirque du Soleil and Karine Saporta.


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