Benjamin Bertrand

Benjamin Bertrand is a dancer-choreographer. Of Algerian origin, he lives in Paris
After studying philosophy and literature in preparatory classes and at the Sorbonne (Paris-IV), he began a course in contemporary dance at the Conservatoire des Abbesses de Paris. Since then, he has collaborated with, among others, Olivier Dubois in "Tragédie and Auguri", with the visual artist Jean-Luc Verna in "Uccello, uccellacci and the birds", the director Marine Mane in "À mon corps défendant", Philippe Quesne and Egle Budvityte in the context of the Pavillon Neuflize and the Vivarium Studio or more recently with the pop artist Christine and the Queens and the (LA)HORDE collective.

With RADAR, he signs pieces such as "Orages" (2015) in collaboration with the visual artist Patrick Laffont, which is anchored in his experience as a person born under X, "Rafales" (2017), a wave piece for two performers and a composer of electronic music, piece in delegated production with the TAP-Théâtre Auditorium of Poitiers for which he is the winner of the writing grant from the Fondation Beau-marchais-SACD, "Inside your bones" (2019), a performative and sound installation in collaboration with sound artist Jean-François Laporte and the instrumental ensemble Ars Nova (direction Jean-Mickaël Lavoie).

In 2019, Benjamin Bertrand leaves for Kyoto with "Vestiges", one of the winning projects of the Villa Kujoyama and studies Noh theatre and Japanese funeral rites. On his return from Japan, he created a solo, "Vestiges" (2020) and his first group piece, "The End of the Forests" (2021), a piece for four performers and sound artist PYUR.

Benjamin Bertrand