Antonin Rioche

Born in Angers, in 1994, Antonin Rioche lives and works everywhere. As a dancer, he takes chances with his "nomadic life" to explore across the various fields of creativity. In earlier years, he danced in Claude Brumachon’s Folie with the CCN of Nantes. Later he joined the Ballet Junior de Genève, where he had the chance to work with choreographers such as Roy Assaf, Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakis, Thierry Malandain, 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.

In 2015, he started working at the Opéra de Paris for a creation by Alla Sigalova, The Damnation of Faust. Afterwards, he joined the company of Olivier Dubois and performed the creation Auguri for a year in an international tour. During this time, he also worked with Sasha Waltz's company for Romeo & Juliet.

In February 2017, he arrived in Den Haag for joining the creation “Giovanni’s room” by Ryan Djojokarso for the Cadance Festival at the Korzo Theater. Antonin then took part in Theo Clinkard's creation The bright field, that was premiered in May 2017 in London. Finally, last year, he take part in the project Nomad created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Václav Kuneš.

With a yearning to develop his own projects that has been present since childhood, Antonin has taken this year to pursue his dream of becoming a choreographer. This year, his work explores and continuously questions the place of the individual in the world. Last year, he had the opportunity to create Oh Boy!, his first choreographic piece, after an invitation from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as part of the Eastman Summer Intensive. He was able to develop his work and present it in Antwerp, Berlin, Paris and Geneva.