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Perrine Valli



Perrine Valli was born in Aix en Provence in 1980.

She studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Aix en Provence.

She continued her education at the Hallet Eghayan School, at the same time studying Arts at the University of Lyon.

A year later, she was accepted at the National Conservatory of Lyon and in 2001, she entered the CDC (Choreographic Development Center) of Toulouse.

After that, she obtained a scholarship to join the London Contemporary Dance School, where she graduated in 2002.

After her graduation, she went to America for three months, doing workshops on improvisation with Julyen Hamilton, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Daniel Lepkoff, Olivier Besson and Andrew de L.Hardwood.

Back in Europe, she went to Switzerland to work with Estelle Heritier at the Arsenic Theatre, on a piece called A5.

She also did a project entitled Temps Morts with the Collective de la Dernière Tangente at the Theatre of Vidy in Lausanne and at the National Theatre of Sénart in Paris.

She than met the choreographer Cindy Van Acker with whom she worked on several projects: Corps 00:00 at the Biennale of Venezia and Teatro Comandini in Cesena (directed by Roméo Castelluci) , Pneuma and Puits with Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre. She has also performed in Van Acker’s last creation Kernel, showed at the Grütli theatre of Geneva, with the musician Mika Vainio, Pan Sonic.

In 2005, she started her own company called Association Sam-Hester. Her first piece Ma cabane au Canada played at the Usine Theatre in Geneva and at Mains d’Oeuvres, in Paris.

In april 2006, she obtained a three year residence at Mains d’Oeuvres in Paris where she created her second piece called Série.This piece wins the first prize at the Masdanza international choreography contest in Spain, and is also chosen for the Swiss platform Tanz>Faktor>Interregio 2008.Perrine Valli presents a third piece Je pense comme une fille enlève sa robe in January 2009, at the festival Faits d'Hiver in Paris and at the theatre l'Usine in Geneva.She receives a research stipendium from Cultures France "Hors les murs" which will take place in Japan in 2009. In may, she has been rewarded with the second prize of the Premio contest in Zurich.

At the moment she works on a new piece called « Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la forêt » (I don't see the woman hidden in the forest).

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Uploaded on July 8, 2011