Nuno Bizarro is a dancer born in Lisbon, Portugal and now based in Rennes, France.
He began his dance training in Lisbon, mainly in contemporary and improvisational dance forms and since then has studied with various artist from around the world, including Carlos Caldas, Marta Donoso, Charles Atlas, Simone Forti, Howard Sonnenklar, Steve Paxton, Lance Gries, Dieter Heitkamp, Mark Tompkins, Lisa Nelson.
Since 1990 he performed in several pieces of João Fiadeiro with whom he created Re.Al and the Labs - an informal showcase of multidisciplinary events. Later he danced in different pieces of Vera Mantero, Clara Andermatt, Aldara Bizarro and Francisco Camacho.
In Belgium, Germany and France he joined the choreographic works of Xavier Leroy, Christine De Smedt, Meg Stuart, Jennifer Lacey, Mathilde Monnier, Rachid Ouramdane, Rémy Héritier, Deborah Hay. He created Revolver with Schad, stand by with Lamers and histoire de… with Ryskiewicz. He collaborates in different pieces and projects of Emmanuelle Huynh. He currently dances in the most recent pieces of Boris Charmatz, Levée des conflits et Enfant, Huynh's Cribles, Augures and Formation and DD Dorvillier's Danza Permanente. He's a certified Feldenkrais practitioner.
After a double training in arts and architecture, Jocelyn Cottencin graduated from ENSAD, Paris. For several years, he work on the questions of form, image, sign and space through recurring themes such as the notion of group and community. He uses for his projects installation, film, graphics, typography, performance, book. Close to the choreographic field, he designs scenic devices for choreographers including Loïc Touzé, Latifa Laabissi, Alain Michard and collaborates particularly with Emmanuelle Huynh in recent years. In particular, he conceived with her an installation and performance A Taxi Driver, an Architect and the High Line. Together they are preparing two projects, one linked to the city of Saint-Nazaire and the other to that of São Paulo.
He also interferes as guest artist in various art schools of arts and dance, especially the Exerce master. He just presented an exhibition "general warm-up" at the choreographic center of Montpellier - Christian Rizzo direction. Conceived as an editorial project to be activated, the exhibition becomes the hybrid place between documentation and warm up area, and positions the warm-up as a poetic, political and potentially functional material.
Jocelyn Cottencin will present this year his work at KANAL Center Pompidou Brussels. He is invited with Emmanuelle Huynh by the University of Dance and art of Philadelphia to transmit Monumental to dance students and present it during a local performing festival.
Matthieu Doze is a performer of contemporary dances at first. Since 1989, he worked along with Dominique Bagouet, Daniel Larrieu, Alain Buffard, Christian Rizzo, Emmanuelle Huynh, Claudia Triozzi, Fanny de Chaillé among others and also worked with movie or theater directors, musicians, photographers or artists such as Pierre Huyghe, Ulla von Brandenburg, Aernout Mik, Jocelyn Cottencin, Pauline Curnier-Jardin.
His work has aimed at projecting the body, its movements, its gestures, into singular areas, always concerned with here and now, poetics and politics, through performances, installations, films, sound scores...