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Bruno Bouché

Artistic Director

Bruno Bouché entered the Dance School at the Opéra national de Paris in 1989, and was later recruited into the Corps de Ballet of the Opéra national de Paris in October 1996 as a Quadrille. He was promoted Coryphée in January 1999 and Sujet in 2002. He notably danced in works by George Balanchine, Pina Bausch, Maurice Béjart, Kader Belarbi, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Rudolf Nureyev, Marius Petipa, Roland Petit, Angelin Preljocaj, Laura Scozzi and Saburo Teshigawara. In addition to his activities at the Paris Opera House, he was also often invited to dance in Europe, the USA and Japan in the groups of the dance company’s various Étoile dancders.

Since 1999, he has been the Artistic Director of Incidence Chorégraphique, which produces choreographic creations for the dancers of the Ballet of the Opéra de Paris (such as José Martinez and Nicolas Paul), which are regularly performed in France, Spain, Italy, Japan and recently in Israel at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, and the Karmiel Dance Festival, and also in Turkey at the Opera House and the French Cultural Centre in Istanbul.

He has signed several choreographies since 2003, including Bless – ainsi soit IL (2010, Suzanne Dellal Centre Tel Aviv), Elegie (2011, with Dissonances and David Grimal), Nous ne cesserons pas (2011, Georges Cziffra Foundation), and From the Human Body (2012, Fontainebleau Theatre). In the frame of the Percussions and Dance evening, he created SOI- Ătman and Music for Pieces of Wood for the Opéra national de Paris in 2013, performed on the stage of the Opéra Garnier. In 2014, he created Yourodivy at the Opéra Garnier, in the frame of the Music and Dance evening. He worked with the artist JR for his film Les Bosquets, and a film shoot on the roofs of the Opéra Garnier. In March 2015, he created Amores 4 and Dance Musique 3-2-1 for the Garnier stage. For Israel Tour 2015, he created Between light and nowhere at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv.

In 2013, he took over the artistic direction of Les Synodales Festival in Sens, and for the dance season at the municipal theatre and the contemporary choreographic competition for young dance companies. In 2014-2015, assisted by Laura Gédin, he undertook the choreographic programme “Ten months of school and Opera” and created Ça manque d’amour, after a year of school workshops with Year 7 pupils at the Chenevreux secondary school. During the 2015-2016 season, Benjamin Millepied asked him to take part in his first Choreography Academy at the Opéra de Paris. In June 2017, he created Undoing World at the Opéra de Paris. In July 2016, he was appointed Director of the CCN/Ballet of the OnR. He officially takes up the position of Director in September 2017.

Photo Klara Beck