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Olivier Dubois' Solo "My Body" at FIAF

Photo: Pierre Gondard

FIAF  presents French choreographer and performer Olivier Dubois with his recent solo Pour Sortir au Jour (in English My Body) on February 18 and 19 (7:30pm) 

In a playful participatory celebration of contemporary dance, choreographer Oliver Dubois lets you steer the hour-long program of excerpts by renowned choreographers, including Sasha Waltz, Angelin Preljocaj, and Jan Fabre.

Dubois reveals the beauty of his unique body through fun movement, strip, and plays on an intimate stage.

About Olivier Dubois:

Olivier Dubois has been shaking up the French contemporary dance scene for more than a decade with some of the most radical choreographic work to date.

Director of Ballet du Nord from 2014 to 2017, he was named one of the twenty-five best dancers in the world in 2011 by Dance Europe Magazine and boasts a unique experience working between creation, interpretation and pedagogy.

Olivier Dubois has performed for Angelin Preljocaj, Cirque du Soleil, Jan Fabre, Dominique Boivin, Sasha Waltz and many others. In 2006, he was invited by the French Authors’ Society SACD and the Festival d’Avignon to create a piece as part of its ‘Les Sujets à vif’ series. His work Pour tout l’or du monde (For All the Gold in the World) subsequently received the jury prize from the Professional Critics’ Association. At the 2008 Festival d’Avignon, he created Faune(s), based on the famous piece by Nijinski, and won the Prix Jardin d’Europe, the European prize for emerging choreography.

His collaboration with French-Senegalse choreographer Germaine Acogny was presented at BAM in October 2017.