Alain Alexandre

"The spirituality that underlies traditional and sacred
music from different parts of the world shows us that
humanity is one; there is in all this wealth and diversity,
an immense hymn of love."

The dancer-choreographer Alain Alexandre expresses thus his art, his creativity, his desire, his inspiration. Translate spirituality into a language of dance. He brings movement and assurance into Form against the sonorities of various musical traditions, thereby allowing us a new hearing through our eyes. (sacred dance: Alain Alexandre, right, at the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris)

After making his debuts with Rosella Hightower at the Cannes International Center of Dance and at the Princess Grace of Monaco School of Dance, Alain Alexandre is made First Dancer at Nantes Opera, then at the Opera of Lyon and the Opera of Nice. He has worked with artists of world-wide renown: Maurice Béjart, Robert Hossein, Roland Petit, George Balanchine, Rolf Liebermann, Jerome Andrews. He has been distinguished by San Diego University (California) and by the United States Congress.

A call to more personal expression led him to pursue his career with Kazuo Ohno, master of contemporary dance in Japan. The result, according to international critique, is this raw dance that rediscovers its original meaning: Harmony with the forces of Nature. The invisible joins the visual. Alain Alexandre bequeaths us this art not only in his shows and galas but also in his classes.

What the press around the world has to say:

"One gets the feeling that not one single drop of resonance is lost between the music and the dancer. This miraculous bodily musicality is what I most appreciate in Alain Alexandre." (Arvo Pärt, Berlin 1996)

"Alain Alexandre: an amazing dancer." (F. Deletraz, in Le Figaro, Paris)

"Alain Alexandre : We were reminded of Isadora Duncan's great presence. A charismatic performer." (Ch. Temin, in The Boston Globe)

"Alexandre's dance is inspired by architecture, as well as great works of art; his movements are made to the backdrop and to the scenario of the space he is performing in. (Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texas)

Mise à jour : 5 juillet 1997.