Director – Yuval Pick
Yuval Pick's choreographic vocabulary is unique, remarkably free from the many influences which have marked his own artistic journey.
Each creation is an opportunity for him to integrate and research further the relationship his movements have with music. He constructs unexpected dialogues, interweaving rhythmic elements, reshapes the spaces. No one material is there to serve another, nor does it ignore the presence of the others.
His work is fully transform the dancers and their spaces, creating a new dimension which will expand beyond mere individualities.
"I am convinced that important works are the results of nothing but a strong complicity between creator and dancers. This art of the instant and the embodiment of the work are deeply connected with its sensitive medium, the dancers. In consequence, creator and translator, are both create a whole; though it sounds obvious, it is important for me to point this out since it is the first foundation element of my approach of dancing." Yuval Pick
Yuval Pick - key dates1970
Born in Petach-Tikva (Israel)1981
Integrated the Petach-Tikva folk dance company1987
Started studying at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel-Aviv1991
Joined “Batsheva Dance Company”, where he interpreted Tabula Rasa
, Black Milk
of Ohad Naharin and met William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Vera Mantero and Angelin Preljocaj,1995
Started to collaborate with Tero Saarinen Company in Helsinki1996
He was awarded “Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris” International Dance competition1997
Participated at the creation Dall’Interno
of Carolyn Carlson and created Kvedim
, his first piece, price-winning at “Festival Gvanim” in Tel-Aviv1998
Created Nice day for a white wedding
for the Israeli Festival1999
Joined the Lyon Opera Ballet where he interprets pieces of Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián2001
Performed & toured with Russel Maliphant’s Company-London2002
He founded The Guests Company in Lyon and created the solo Cotton crown
for the Venice Biennale invited by Carolyn Carlson2004
Created the trio Compass
and Le Sacre
for the CCN “Ballet de Lorraine”2005
Creation of the tryptic Tuning
including the trio Popular Music
and the solo Evol
Creation of Strand Behind f
or the CNSMD of Lyon and the Agora Festival – IRCAM2007
Creation of Look white inside
at Toboggan Theater & International Dance Festival of Cannes2008
Creation of the duet 17 drops
for the Biennale “Musiques en Scène” at the “Maison de la Danse” in Lyon & the solo Living in pieces
for Lyon Dance Biennale2010
Creation of the trio Score
at “Les Subsistances” in Lyon and at the Dance National Center of Paris
Creation of the trio PlayBach
for “Dance Window project” CCN–Roubaix/Carolyn Carlson
Creation of The Him
for the Junior Ballet of Paris National Conservatory2011
Artistic Director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape2012
Creation of No play hero
with the composer David Lang in “Les Subsistances”Lyon
Creation of Folks
piece for 7 dancers for the Lyon Dance Biennale & National Theatre Chaillot in Paris2014 Creation of the duet loom around the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for 5 dancers with the American composer Ashley Fure for the festival
ManiFeste-2014 - Ircam2015 Creation of Apnée (corps vocal) for 4 dancers and 6 singers in collaboration with Samuel Sighicelli and Spirito - Chœurs et solistes de Lyon.
His term as director of the CCNR was renewed for three years. Jean-Jack Queyranne presents to him the insignia of Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres.
Creation of eddies for Kazuo Ohno festival in Yokohama and then Are friends electric? piece for 6 dancers with the Kraftwerk's music.
2016 Creation of the project Hydre at Royal Monastery of Brou for Monuments en mouvement #2.
Picture : © Laurent Philippe