Dimitri Chamblas


Portrait of Dimitri Chamblas

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Dimitri Chamblas for his creation takemehome and is presenting the piece in collaboration with NYU Skirball in New York.

Over the course of his career, Dimitri Chamblas has collaborated with William Forsythe, Emmanuelle Huynh, Benjamin Millepied, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz. With Charmatz, together, they created À bras-le-corps, a duo which entered the Paris Opera’s ballet repertory in 2018. Artistic director of the 3e Scene - Opéra national de Paris, he then settled in Los Angeles, where he joined California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) as Dean of the School of Dance, where he continues to teach. His recent projects include a duet with artist Kim Gordon; Slow Show, a fifty performer show that creates ephemeral communities in each city in which it is presented; the direction of Crowd Out, an opera for 1,000 singers by David Lang; and A Yard, a project meant to bring dance to inmates inside maximum security prisons. His work has been presented in London, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York. Currently, Dimitri continues his efforts to bring dance into unconventional stages and explore collaborations between dance and other artistic fields through experimental pedagogy and social engagement.

Photo: © Studio Dimitri Chamblas