Philippe Lafeuille is a dancer, choreographer and director. After discovering dance through a Maurice Béjart show, he decided to enrol in a programme at the Académie Solange Golovine, and was soon dancing for a variety of choreographers such as Joseph RUSSILLO and later Peter GOSS, for whom he would perform the main plays. During his career, Philippe Philippe Lafeuille also danced with Madonna and even Rudolf NUREYEV. A multifaceted artist, each of his creations is a playing field where all genres are mixed: dance, theatre, humour, visual arts… Anything is possible!
He began his choreography career by founding CHICOS MAMBO, for whom he was the principal performer. With this first company, he did what he enjoyed the most – turning dance into comedy! Philippe Lafeuille enjoys surrounding himself with artists in his creations, not just for the lighting and sound, but also for the visual universe (sets, costumes). Among other things, for several years he has been working with the illuminator Dominique Mabileau, and the visual artist Corinne Petitpierre, who participated in the creation of "Tutu".
A generous artist, cultural activity has played an important part in his career. With the desire to make the repertoire and choreographic culture accessible, he is an Associated Artist at the Scène Nationale de Cergy-Pontoise on projects such as dance workshops in schools, amateur dance groups, etc.
Source: Val production / Tutu
The committed artist
In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.
Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
Why do I dance ?
Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Meeting with literature
Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.
Dance and performance
Here is a sample of extracts illustrating burlesque figures in Performances.
The Dance Biennale
This parcours presents different video extracts in which hands are the center of the mouvement.
Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s
Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.
The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s
In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out their unique take on the world.
Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.
Dance and percussion
Découvrez de quelles manières ont collaboré chorégraphes et éléments percussifs.
Dance at the crossroad of the arts
Some shows are the meeting place of different trades. Here is a preview of some shows where the arts intersect on the stage of a choreographic piece.
A dance performance takes place in a defined spatial area ... or not. This course helps to understand the occupation of the stage space in dance.