Romain Guion is a dancer, performance maker, choreographic assistant, pedagogue and festival organiser with a 20-year career in the dance, theatre and performance field. He trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris before joining various renowned international dance companies such as Charleroi-Danses, National Dance Company Wales, Dance Theatre of Ireland, John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Gelabert-Azzopardi Companya de Dansa, Eun Me Ahn Dance Company, PVC-Stadttheater Freiburg, Staatstheater Mainz, Constanza Macras-Dorky Park and Les Ballets C de la B. Alongside his performance career, Romain has assisted in the production of several creations in dance, music, theatre and opera (Coup Fatal by Alain Platel; Sehnsucht, limited edition and Dancing Bach by Koen Augustijnen, Tout ce qui reste and La timidité des arbres by theatre director Juliette Navis, Bienvenue by Eugénie Rebetez and Orpheus by the freie oper zürich). In 2018, Romain took part in the Venice Biennale performing the solo Animale choreographed for him by Francesca Foscarini. Since 2000 Romain has been interested in transmitting his knowledge of contemporary dance and choreography by leading dance trainings and movement research workshops all around the world. In his own creative pursuit, Romain is interested in redefining dance conventions and in reconciling movers with their authentic physicality and humaneness. Eager to support emerging artists and foster creation, Romain is on the board of directors and curator of the Berlin festival LUCKY TRIMMER, a non-profit organization dedicated to the short performance format. He is the curator of the professional training class and workshop program of Tanzhaus Zürich. In 2019, Romain received a cultural award from the city of Zürich for his contribution to the local dance community.
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