Monday 25 September • 08:00pm

Saint-Pierre des Cuisines

World creation (dance)

Pierre RIGAL / Disklavier

Born in 1973 in Moissac, France.

Top athlete, specialist in 400m and 400m steeple races, Pierre Rigal obtained a degree in mathematical economics at the university of social sciences of Toulouse, then a bachelor’s degree in cinema at the superior school of audiovisual in Toulouse. While he was training as a dancer, he met choreographers such as Heddy Maalem, Bernardo Montet, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacera Belaza, Philippe Découflé and stage directors such as Mladen Materic and Guy Alloucherie.

In 2002 he was part of the company Gilles Jobin for the creation of the piece Under Construction and the revival of The Moebius Strip (2003-2006). At the same time, he worked as a director for video clips and documentary films, such as Balade à Hué that he directed in 2001 for the french broadcasting channel France 3.

In November 2003, Pierre Rigal founded the company dernière minute, conceived and performed his first play erection co-directed with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.

In June 2005, he performed for the choreographer Ariry Andriamoratsiresy in the solo Dans la peau d’un autre for the program ‘Vif du sujet’ produced by the SACD / Montpellier Danse.

In October 2006 he created the play arrêts de jeu with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.

In May 2007 he took part in the event ‘comme un été’ at the Théatre National of Toulouse by presenting La mort est vivante a photo-photographic installation.

In February 2008, he was commissioned by the London Gate Theatre to create and perform a new solo : press and at the end of 2008 he created the solo que serai-je serai-je for the dancer Mélanie Chartreux who won the national competition of ‘Talents Danse Adami’.

In 2009, he created asphalte a hip-hop theatre play for the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse and for the Maison de la Danse of Lyon.

During the 2010 Avignon festival, he presented micro which was then hosted at the Théatre Vidy-Lausane in January 2011 for development and creation of the final version.

In July 2011 he directed the video clip Give me a light taken from the show micro.

In February 2012, he created standards, a piece for 8 hip-hop dancers for the 20 year anniversary of the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, the longer version was developed for the Marseille Festival in June 2012. That same year, he created théâtre des opérations a piece for 9 Korean dancers at the LG Arts Center in Seoul. The play then came to Europe at the Festival d’Automne in Normandy and at the Théatre du Rond-Point in Paris.

In 2013, Pierre collaborated with Jean-Michel Ribes for the revival of Théatre sans animaux and Emmanuel Daumas for the play Anna, by specifically working on the comedians’ movement.

In July 2013 he created bataille for the Avignon Festival, a piece for Hassan Razak and Pierre Cartonnet for the program Sujets à Vif. The full version of this duo was created on the 2nd of December 2013 at the Douai Hippodrome for the festival Les Multipistes.

Concurrently to this Pierre Rigal regularly gives workshops in different institutions, particularly at the Korean National Dance Company of Seoul or at the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg.