Emmanuelle Huynh

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Biography

Emmanuelle Huynh, born 1963 in Châteauroux, is a French Dancer and Choreographer. In her understanding, dance is the meeting of various disciplines, connecting to literature, music, light, architecture, and Japanese floral art Ikebana. She studied philosophy alongside dance and collaborated with choreographers such as Nathalie Collantes, Herve Robbe, Odile Duboc, Catherine Contour, and Le Quatuor Albrecht Knust. In 1994, the Villa Medici Hors les Murs grant took her to Vietnam. On her return, she created the solo Mùa with lighting designer Yves Godin and composer Kasper T. Toeplitz, shifting dance toward performance. Projects such as A vida enorme (2002), le vol de l’âme (2009), Tôzai! (2014), and Formation (2017) followed. Between 2004 and 2012, she was director of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers. Invited by the French Embassy in New York in 2014, she initiated A taxi driver, an architect and the High Line with Jocelyn Cottencin, a portrait of the city composed of film installations and performances. The experiment was revisited with Saint-Nazaire in Nous venons de trop loin pour oublier qui nous sommes in 2019 and São Paulo in 2020. In her latest piece Nuée from 2021, she explores the connection with her Vietnamese origins and her father’s emigration to France.

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