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Olivier Simola Biography

 
Bio:
After studying at the Conservatoire national de region (CNR) in Grenoble and at the Conservatoire national superieur musique et danse de Lyon, Simola acquired his first professional experience working with numerous choreographers including Andy Degroat, Jean-Francois Duroure, Joel Borges et ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
After studying at the Conservatoire national de region (CNR) in Grenoble and at the Conservatoire national superieur musique et danse de Lyon, Simola acquired his first professional experience working with numerous choreographers including Andy Degroat, Jean-Francois Duroure, Joel Borges et ... (read complete bio)

After studying at the Conservatoire national de region (CNR) in Grenoble and at the Conservatoire national superieur musique et danse de Lyon, Simola acquired his first professional experience working with numerous choreographers including Andy Degroat, Jean-Francois Duroure, Joel Borges et Christophe Salengro. In 1995, he joined the dance company DCA founded by Philippe Decoufle. He first worked on the creation of Decodex before becoming one of the mainstays of the company, leaving his mark on many other DCA creations. Dancer and video-maker Simola then began to work closely with Decoufle. By fusing his two principal areas of expertise – dance and video – he contributes to shaping the singular worlds of choreographers such as Benjamin Millepied and Michael Baryshnikov. For Cirque du Soleil, Olivier designed the projections for the company’s performance at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, as well as Michael Jackson ONE and IRIS.