The artistic team

Director – Yuval Pick

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 dates

1970 Born in Petach-Tikva (Israel)
1981 Integrated the Petach-Tikva folk dance company
1987 Started studying at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel-Aviv
1991 Joined “Batsheva Dance Company”, where he interpreted Tabula Rasa, Anaphasa, 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 Helsinki
1996 He was awarded “Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris” International Dance competition
1997 Participated at the creation Dall’Interno of Carolyn Carlson and created Kvedim, his first piece, price-winning at “Festival Gvanim” in Tel-Aviv
1998 Created Nice day for a white wedding for the Israeli Festival
1999 Joined the Lyon Opera Ballet where he interprets pieces of Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián
2001 Performed & toured with Russel Maliphant’s Company-London
2002 He founded The Guests Company in Lyon and created the solo Cotton crown for the Venice Biennale invited by Carolyn Carlson
2004 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,
2006 Creation of Strand Behind for the CNSMD of Lyon and the Agora Festival – IRCAM
2007 Creation of Look white inside at Toboggan Theater & International Dance Festival of Cannes
2008 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 Biennale
2010 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 Conservatory
2011 Artistic Director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape
2012 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 Paris
2014 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 - Ircam
2015 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