Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
born 1950 in Mauzac, France, worked from 1965 at the Grand Théâtre in Bordeaux then from 1968 at the newly-formed Ballet Théâtre Contemporain in Amiens. In 1971, in the USA at the Saratoga Summer Festival, he met Pina Bausch. Two years later she invited him to join her new dance theatre company. There he developed into an outstanding, distinctive, individual dancer, whose imaginative creation of roles characterised many of the pieces. Following the death of Pina Bausch he took over artistic directorship of the Tanztheater Wuppertal together with Robert Sturm.
- Tanztheater Wuppertal