Rachid Ouramdane

Choreographer
France

Portrait of Rachid Ouramdane

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Rachid Ouramdane for his creation Corps extrêmes, as well as jours effacés, a work commissioned by the Opéra de Lyon Ballet as part of the Danser Encore project (2020-2023).

Rachid Ouramdane stages complex performances on the theme of representation, bringing choreographic portraits to prominence. His work has long been grounded in an intricate collection of personal accounts, enriched with video components to explore the realm of the intimate. Today, his creative energy is directed towards choreographic writing based on principles of accumulation, intended for large ensembles such as the Opéra de Lyon Ballet (Tout Autour, 2014) 

A frequent guest artist in France and abroad, he has created works for institutions including Russian company Migrazia Borscheviks (Une Histoire Vraie, 2010), the Candoco Dance Company in the U.K. (Looking Back, 2011) and the Ballet de Lorraine (Murmuration, 2017). He has also collaborated with Collectif XY (Möbius, 2019). Transmission and exchanges make up another focal point of his work. Rachid Ouramdane was associate artist at Bonlieu-Scène Nationale in Annecy from 2005 to 2015, and at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris from 2010 to 2015. Between 2016 and March 2021, he served as co-director of CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble – alongside Yoann Bourgeois. He became director of Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse in April 2021.

 

Photo : Rachid Ouramdane © Géraldine Aresteanu