Olivia Grandville

Born in 1964, Olivia Grandville was classically trained at the Opéra de Paris dance school, joining its corps de ballet in 1981. Two years later she became interested in contemporary dance and made several trips to the United States. Between 1981 and 1988, when she left the ballet, alongside the classical repertoire she had the opportunity to come across works by George Balanchine, José Limón and Merce Cunningham, and be involved in new works by Maguy Marin, Dominique Bagouet and Bob Wilson. In 1989, she joined the Bagouet dance company, participating in all its creations until 1992 when she started creating her own work. Since then she has produced some twenty projects including le K de E, Instantané/Provisoire, Il nous faudra quand même un peu d’argent….j’ai fait des économies, Paris-Yerevan, Come Out, Comment taire and My Space while continuing her performing career, notably with Vincent Dupont (Incantus) and Boris Charmatz (Flipbook, La Levée des conflits). In 2010, she created Une semaine d’art en Avignon, commissioned by the Festival d’Avignon, and the following year created Le cabaret dicrépant, a piece inspired by the concerts and cabarets run by Fluxus and Dada.

Olivia Grandville is associate artist at Lieu unique, scène nationale de Nantes, for three seasons from 2017 to 2019.