BIO

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Gilles Viandier (France, 1974), first graduated as an architect, was trained in the National Choreographic Center (CCN) of Rennes (Catherine Diverrès) and Montpellier (Mathilde Monnier). He worked in Montpellier with the companies of Jackie Taffanel, Michèle Murray, Didier Théron, Hélène Cathala, in Marseille with Georges Appaix and Christophe Haleb, in Paris with Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Ben Aïm brothers, Philippe Ménard, in Switzerland with Philippe Saire, Perrine Valli, Nicole Seiler and in various projects in Europe like Tilburg/Netherlands, Copenhagen, Ujgorod/Ukraine and Berlin where he lived for 5 years (collaborations with Abraham Hurtado, Willi Dorner, Christoph Winkler, Ami Garmon, Jeremy Wade, William Forsythe for Human Writes and The Village experience with 27 other Berliner choreographers) and also 4 years in Cádiz, Spain (flamenco creation with Juan-Carlos Lérida).

Also amateur musician (piano, clarinet, lips trumpet and lyrical singing), he took part in several musical projects of choirs, opera, stage direction and improvisation. Having a Master degree in Theatre Studies in 2003, he designed a few sets for theatre companies and also some gardens. He practices yoga, meditation and teaches Contact Improvisation. In 2018 he participated as a choreographer with the composer Alberto Carretero (Sevilla) in the Prototype V program of the Royaumont Foundation. He is also an associate artist at the Labo Novo, International Station of Performance Art in Reillanne/Provence.

Since 2006, he has been developing the transverse & generic #Number# projects questioning urban perception, body commitment, representation and has been creating performances based on the comprehension of public spaces, its diversion and the viewer’s role in several variations and residencies throughout Europe. He developed installations with the textile artefact Street Pantone during the Prague Quadrennial 2015, in the festival Antigel 2016 of Geneva and presented it in various galleries and festivals.