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éric oberdorff


Dancer, choreographer, film and opera director, Éric Oberdorff considers his role as an artist the one of a privileged observer of the world. Curious about mankind, he explores relationships to others and confront all contradictory energies driving us.

Discovering movement through martial arts practice, he studied dance at the Conservatoire of Nice, at the Rosella Hightower International Dance School of Cannes and at the Paris National Opera School of Ballet. He travelled for sixteen years around the world as dancer performer for Ballett des Landestheater Salzburg, Zürich Opernhaus Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. He danced in choreographies by Kylián, Balanchine, Forsythe, Childs, Maillot, Uotinen, Armitage, Neumeier, Fokine, Massine, Lifar, Tudor, etc.
Éric founded the Compagnie Humaine with which he creates since 2003 interdisciplinary projects for stage and for screen, including choreography, music, still and moving image, text, visual art installation.
Regularly invited to create choreographies and stagings by prestigious companies in France and abroad, his works have received numerous international awards, such as the SACD-Beaumarchais Grant, the 2018 Fedora Prize qui awarded the opera Seven Stones, or the Best Production Award at the Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Musica 2022 (Italy) awarded by Reaching Out.
Éric accompanies his creation work by multiple actions towards the public, with particular attention to the youngest and to people in precarious social situation.
Initiating an innovative form of circulation for artists and their creations in Europe, he co-founds in 2010 the European exchange and cooperation network Studiotrade, which he programmes since 2015 the Studiotrade Platform within the Cannes International Dance Festival.
In 2010, he co-founded European cooperation network ‘Studiotrade’ and is since 2015 curator for the Studiotrade Platform within the International Dance Festival of Cannes. Since 2018, he is curator for Nice Dance Film selection within the European Short Film Festival of Nice. Since 2017, he is also choreographer and stage director for Ensemble NESEVEN (Germany), founded and directed by composer Ondřej Adámek. Working to develop dance & film projects, he has been creating and programming the Nice Dance Film since 2018 as part of the Nice European Short Film Festival and is co-artistic director of the Mov'in Cannes international dance film competition.
Since 2018 and the public and critic success of his staging of Ondřej Adámek’s opera Seven Stones, commissioned by the International Lyric Art Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Éric explores a new artistic field, notably with a collaboration with Lucinda Childs for Akhnaten (Philip Glass), stagings at the Opera of Nice (Phaéton by Lully, Noye’s Fludde by Britten) and for vocal and instrumental ensembles such as ChorWerk Ruhr, Accentus, Resonanz or Les Métaboles.
Supported artist by CDN Nice Côte d’Azur during 2017-2018 Season, Éric is associate artist to Scène 55 Theatre, Mougins, France, since January 2021.

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dominique larin

company manager

Trained at the Nice Conservatoire, Dominique joined the MUDRA International school in Brussels under Maurice Béjart, before continuing her training at the Rambert Ballet School in London.
She then worked as a dancer-performer with the Patrick Tridon company in Antibes for three years, before joining Bruno Jacquin's Danse Concept company in Cannes. For ten years, she took part in the company's development as a dancer, manager and rehearsal coach. She also remounted productions for the National Ballet of Split, Croatia and for the Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse. She then joined the EuregioDans Company (Netherlands) as a performer.
Throughout her career, she has been an artist-educator in schools, with a passion for teaching, transmission and children's different fields of bodily expression. Invited by Rosella Hightower to teach at the Centre International de Danse de Cannes, Dominique obtained her State Diploma as a contemporary dance teacher in 2007 and became a permanent teacher in charge of the early-learning & introductory and dance & studies classes, as well as a State Teacher Diploma trainer at the Rosella Hightower National Superior School of Dance. From 2007 to 2009, she was also Artistic Studies Coordinator under the successive directors Monique Loudières and Paola Cantalupo. She is also involved in the State Teacher Diploma training programme for professional dancers at the Opera of Nice and the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.
Regularly invited as a jury member by Ministry of Culture and Ministry of national Education, she continues her training and graduated in 2023 with the University Diploma in Dance, Health and Ageing.
In 2009, alongside her commitment to teaching, she joined the Compagnie Humaine, directed by choreographer Éric Oberdorff, as company manager and head of cultural projects. Since then, she has played an active part in the company's national and international development.

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cécile robin prévallée

development manager

After a childhood of movement aboard a sailing boat, Cécile Robin Prévallée began dancing at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris. She then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, graduating in 1997.
She began her professional career with the Ballet National de Marseille (director: Roland Petit), then joined the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin (director: Bertrand D'At) where she quickly became principal soloist. In 2001, Maurice Béjart invited her to interpret the role of the Chosen One in his Sacre du Printemps with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 2002, she joined the Ballets de Monte-Carlo (director: Jean-Christophe Maillot), and in 2003 was hired as a soloist with the Ballet du Grand Théâtre of Geneva (director: Philippe Cohen). Within these repertory companies, she travels the world performing solo roles as well as numerous title roles in works by Dominique Bagouet, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Saburo Teshigawara, George Balanchine, Carolyn Carlson, Gilles Jobin, Hans Van Manen, Jerome Robbins, Lucinda Childs, Claude Brumachon, Cisco Aznar, Ken Ossola, Benjamin Millepied, Malou Airaudo, Jacopo Godani, Jo Strømgren, Philippe Tréhet, Andonis Foniadakis, etc.
From 2009, Cécile pursued her career as an independent artist. As a performer, she has worked on numerous creative projects with choreographers Mariko Aoyama, Michel Kelemenis, Joëlle Bouvier, Eric Oberdorff, Davy Brun, Sébastien Ly, visual artist Aurélie Mathigot, French director Damien Odoul, and stage directors Daniela Labbé Cabrera and Aurélie Leroux. At the same time, Cécile works as an assistant to the choreographer and director with Éric Oberdorff, Sébastien Ly and Daniela Labbé Cabrera.
She works and teaches in collaboration with the Compagnie Joëlle Bouvier, the CDCN Le Pacifique, Micadanse, the Compagnie Ando, the Cie Kelemenis, the Collectif I Am A Bird Now and the Compagnie Humaine on their educational projects and workshops for amateurs, secondary school students and professionals.
Since January 2022, Cécile has been in charge of developing Compagnie Humaine's projects, working in particular on production and touring.

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To create and implement the interdisciplinary projects imagined by Éric Oberdorff, the Compagnie Humaine calls on artists and technicians with rich and singular backgrounds, each coming from extremely diverse horizons.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of our current collaborators


assistants to the choreography & stage direction
Cécile Robin Prévallée, Emma Lewis, Jean-François Kessler, Luc Bénard, Olivier Lexa

performing artists
Cécile Robin Prévallée, Claire Indaburu, Élise Clary, Emilio Urbina, Emma Lewis, Frédéric de Goldfiem, Landy Adriamboavonjy, Laurent Prévot, Luc Bénard, Nicolas Simeha, Paul-Alexandre Dubois, Pierre Theoleyre, Rachid Aziki, Rémy Ingrassia, Rolando Rocha Shigeko Hata, Steve Zheng, Thaïs Barathieu, Tommy Entresangle

artists for educational projects
Alicia Malialin, Cécile Robin Prévallée, Emma Lewis, Jeanne Chossat, Luc Bénard, Mayra Morelli


composers / musicians
Delphine Barbut, Jean-Christophe Bournine aka Merakhaazan, Laurent Tamagno, Martin Smolka, Myrtille Hetzel, Ondřej Adámek, Rino Murakami, Sarah Procissi

stage designers
Bruno de Lavenère, Éric Soyer, Fabien Teigné, Marcel Bataillard

light designers
Arnaud Viala, Jean-Gabriel Valot, Jean-Pierre Michel

Bruno de Lavenère, Camille Pénager


video designers
Étienne Guiol, Marcel Bataillard

sound designers
Gwenaël Gaudin, Monica Gil Giraldo, Philippe Boinon

color timer
Vladimir Nassyrkine

Frédéric Pasquini, Nathalie Sternalski, Sinawi Medine

community manager

Nitya Fornaresio

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