Dimitri Chamblas

Born in 1974. Lives and works in Los Angelas (États-Unis).
Dimitri Chamblas is a dancer and choreographer. Since 2017, he is the DEAN of dance at CalArts University, Los Angeles.
In 1992, he co-founded EDNA with choreographer Boris Charmatz. Together, they create shows, design events, and exhibitions, and publish books. Their duet "À bras le Corps" has been performed on all continents in world-renowned theatres and festivals. It entered the ballet repertoire of the Paris National Opera in 2017. In 1996, he created with Mathilde Monnier (then director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier) the "research and writing residency", offering artists a personal creative space outside the traditional production process. In 2013, he conceives with the programmer and producer Amélie Couillaud "Mutant Stage", a series of 10 art films for Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, shot in the building designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. In 2014, Dimitri Chamblas is appointed artistic director of the 3rd stage of the Paris National Opera. In collaboration with Benjamin Millepied, he founded this digital creative platform for which he invites artists such as Glen Keane, Xavier Veilhan, Bret Easton Ellis, Julien Prévieux, William Forsythe, Rubber Legz, United Visual Artists, Lil Buck, Barbara Hanigan, Jonas Kaufmann... to create original works of art inspired by the Paris Opera. Always curious about technological advances and their possible variations, Dimitri Chamblas, in partnership with the Google cultural institute, created in 2015 the first immersive dance film captured at 360 degrees from a dance piece choreographed by Benjamin Millepied. In 2017, he launches the Dimitri Chamblas Studio in Paris and Los Angeles, a structure that hosts all his projects and collaborations, including a duet with the star dancer Marie-Agnès Gillot, his participation in Boris Charmatz's "10,000 Gestures", a creation with the architect François Perrin for the Performa Biennial in New York, and a duet with the artist and musician Kim Gordon. The same year, he became the new Dean of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles and created "HHUMANN", a piece for 75 dancers presented in the streets of Down Town Los Angeles and at the Hauser & Wirth gallery.