As a dancer, Antonin Rioche (1994) has approached his "nomadic life" as a period to explore different fields of creativity.
In earlier years, he joined the Ballet Junior de Genève, where he had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Roy Assaf, Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman, Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shechter, Joe Stromgren and Cindy Van Acker, as well as taking part in creations by Ioannis Mandafounis, Yann Marussich, and Marina Mascarell. After school, he collaborated with Olivier Dubois, Theo Clinkard, Sasha Waltz & Guests and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui offered him the opportunity to present his first choreography OH BOY! as part of the 2017 Eastman Summer Intensive. OH BOY! as performed in Antwerp, Berlin, Den Haag, Paris, and Geneva. After his first experience in The Hague in 2017 with Giovanni's room by Ryan Djojokarso in the frame of “Cadance Festival” at Korzo Theater, Antonin Rioche moved to The Hague in 2018. In the same year, Korzo invited him to create his second choreographic work THE OTHERS to be part of "Here we live and Now".
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