Appointed in 2018 as head of Ballet du Nord at the National Centre for Choreography in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, choreographer Sylvain Groud develops the interaction between music and dance and seeks to provoke encounters between them. Because Sylvain Groud likes to discover dance where it is least expected.
In 1991, Sylvain Groud graduated from the contemporary dance department of CNSMD, the Paris National Conservatory for the Study of Music and Dance. He was then awarded the Bagnolet Competition interpretation prize with the Gigi Caciuleanu Company. From 1992 to 2002, he was part of the Angelin Preljocaj Company.
The choreographer then moved to Normandy where he founded the MAD Company and developed his concept of in situ pieces in order to bring dance to the fore where it was not expected.
A dancer who works in a poetic way, Sylvain Groud’s fundamental passion is for the interaction between dance and music, and encounters between them. Director of the Ballet du Nord at the National Centre for Choreography in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, which he renamed CCN and Vous !, he wants to recreate ties with the community through participatory projects such as CCN Mobile, a template to be rolled out throughout the region. He set up the choreographic event 19/21 where he improvises with anyone who wants to take part in creating a show. With his project Impromptus, he dances alone in the city, in order to open people's eyes to dance and to inspire the community.
In 2002, Sylvain Groud set out to create plays in Romania, at the National Theatre in Bucharest and the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, as well as the National Opera & Ballet in Skopje, Macedonia.
Between 2014 and 2016 he set up Correspon[danses], a collective and digital platform of danced portraits that are sent by European secondary school students and supported by artists. In 2019, he will take part in the Marrakech On Marche Festival organised by choreographer Taoufiq Izeddiou. To raise awareness of contemporary dance among the city’s communities, this festival will mainly take place in public spaces.
Sylvain Groud enrols on a STAPS (science and technique of physical and sports activities) course, discovers dance and graduates from the Paris National Conservatory for the Study of Music and Dance.
Sylvain Groud joins the Angelin Preljocaj Company as a dancer, where he stays for ten years.
Sylvain Groud moves to Normandy. While based in the region, he creates in situ pieces that can be adapted to any location.
From this date, Sylvain Groud dances in the street, alone.
Sylvain Groud is appointed to the management of the National Centre for Choreography in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, which he renames CCN & Vous !.
Sylvain Groud takes part in the On Marche Festival in Marrackech, which takes place mainly in public spaces in the city.
Sylvain Groud's participation in the "On Marche" Festival in Marrakech was supported by the Institut français in partnership with the Hauts-de-France region. The Institut français partners with 21 local authorities to develop international artistic exchanges. Find out more about project assistance programmes in partnership with local authorities here.
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