Olivia Grandville

Camping Workshop

19 > 23.06.23

CN D Pantin

Having trained at the Opéra de Paris, Olivia Grandville explored the classical repertoire, performing the works of George Balanchine, José Limón, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Maguy Marin, and Bob Wilson. In 1988 she switched to contemporary dance, joining Dominique Bagouet’s company and absorbed the precise, virtuoso, witty writing. Olivia Grandville mixes disciplines and takes on dense, complex topics (Cinq Ryoanji, Cabaret Discrépant), wedge issues (À l’Ouest), draws inspiration from literature (Toute ressemblance ou similitude, La Guerre des pauvres), summons speech (Débandade, Klein), all with the same precise choreographic writing. Olivia Grandville was associate artist at the Lieu Unique in Nantes and went on to head Mille Plateaux in La Rochelle where she brings her taste for the polymorphism of dance that she has explored over the years.

“I am currently working on a card game for infinite creativity. Each card contains an angle, an instruction, a state, a text, a photo, a story, or a principle. They all stimulate creative work. There are also roles with special powers, jokers, and challenges. I propose to experiment the game inspired by the Fluxus movement founder Georges Maciunas’ Flux Box and Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. Maybe
one of the composition ideas will appeal to the group. Or maybe all of them will. Which means choices must be made, leading to renunciation, and mourning. There are no good ideas, only ideas that are right, because they come at the right time in the right place. These are questions that we will address together.”
Olivia Grandville