After performing work among others by Jan Fabre, and Angelin Preljocaj, Olivier Dubois won the special jury prize from the Syndicat Professionnel de la Critique for his piece Pour tout l’or du monde in 2007. He has gone on to invent forms with extremely meticulous scores whose almost mechanical precision allows a state of abandonment to be attained. Notable creations include Faune(s) based on Vaslav Nijinsky’s work, Révolution danced to Ravel’s Bolero and Rouge, the solo he himself performed that premiered in 2011. He created Tragédie for the 2012 Festival d’Avignon. In 2011 “Dance Europe” magazine named Olivier Dubois one of the hundred best dancers in the world. The COD / Olivier Dubois company is in residence at L’Apostrophe - scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise and Olivier Dubois is associate artist at Centquatre. From January 2014, he will take the direction of the CCN Roubaix Nord - Pas de Calais. The intensity of the gesture and the power of engagement on stage are striking elements in his creations. Olivier Dubois questions what makes humans human : the ability to stand up and scream, insurrection and resistance.
Olivier DUBOIS