Rachid Ouramdane

Choreographer
France

Portrait of Rachid Ouramdane

Since 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Rachid Ouramdane for his piece Corps extrêmes presented in Abu Dhabi, London, Seoul and New York in 2023.

At the age of twelve, Rachid Ouramdane discovered dance through hip-hop. He also took intensive courses in classical and modern dance. In the early 1990s, he dropped out of his studies in biology to devote himself fulltime to dance and joined the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers. Rachid Ouramdane’s creations are often marked by the seal of testimony and intimate experience (refugee children, victims of torture or natural disasters, amateur athletes, etc.) from which he weaves a structured choreography. Rachid Ouramdane collaborates with circus artists, authors, visual artists, and musicians for his own creations as well as for commissioned works and workshops. With an ambitious project based on diversity and hospitality, he has been director of Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse in Paris since 2021.

Photo : Rachid Ouramdane © Géraldine Arestanu