Vincent Dunoyer

Vincent Dunoyer was born in Paris in 1962 and started studying contemporary dance and ballet after graduation. In 1989 he worked with Philippe Decouflé on the street performance that was carried out as part of Bicentennial of the French Revolution. That same year, he started working with Wim Vandekeybus' company, dancing in Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles and participating in making Le Poids de la Main. In 1990, Vincent Dunoyer joined the company Rosas. Between 1990 and 1996, he contributed to creating Achterland, ERTS, Mozart/Concert Arias, un moto di gioia, Toccata and the film Achterland. In 1994 he met members of the group Wooster and worked with them for the first time when he replaced a member in Fish Story. In 1995, he began to work freelance: After meeting Steve Paxton, he started working on a solo with him, and this became the seeds of a prohet that consisted of three solos directed by three different choreographers. In 1997, Three solos for Vincent Dunoyer was performed for the first time. It included choreographies by Steve Paxton, the Wooster Group and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1999 he made the dance installation Etude#31, based on the work of Mexican composer Conlon Nancarrow, and a solo called vanity. With Sarah Chase, he was invited to be part of Raimund Hoghes' piece Sarah, Vincent et moi. The Solos for Others (2003) turned the usual logic of performance upside down. In 2005 he created Cadavre Exquis with 33 students from PARTS.