Didier SILHOL

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Biography

Dancer, choreographer,performer, pedagogue

After different professional practices, experiences and cinema studies in Paris VIII, Didier Silhol, starts contemporary dance in 1973 with teachers of different cultural influences.

He discovers Contact Improvisation in 1978 with Steve Paxon and Lisa Nelson. Since then, this practice feeds his way of thinking and creating the movement as well as relationship between people.

As teaching is an important part of his artistic practice, he worked at Paris National Conservatory from 1995 to 2013. He has also been in charge of a jam for 30 years, in Paris.

"One of the great virtues of contact improvisation is to question what dance is and how it can evoluate thanks to kinesthetic curiosity, share the pleasure everyone and instantaneous writing. A class is a time for the involvement for corporal questions and solutions. It's also a time to deepening, appropriating and challenging physical laws"

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