Quan Bui Ngoc

Quan Bui Ngoc - b.1976, Hanoi (VNM) - starts his dance training as a child at the National School of Vietnam, joining until 1996 the Ballet of the Hanoi Opera. In 1997 Bernadette Tripier invites him to France at Istres dance school. He met Alain Platel in 2002 to start working with him for Wolf. He continued this collaboration and danced in vsprs (2006), pitié! (2008), Out of Context-for Pina (2010), C(H)OEURS (2012).
He works with Alain Platel as choreophy assistant for nicht schlafen (2016) and Requiem pour L. (2018). He collaborated with Lisi Estaras as a dancer in Bolero (2009) and as a co-director in I know a place (2009). He created Jump or fall (2009) with Juliana Neves and Samuel Lefeuvre. In 2011 he joined the Australian Dance Theatre for the tour of Be Your Self. Recently he created with Daniel Hellmann K. and Untold with 3art3 from Zürich. Together with Lisi Estaras and Alain Platel, he unites 300 townspeople of all ages and backgrounds in an unprecedented performance of Le Sacre du Printemps first in Ghent (2018), then in Valladolid (2019).

Quan created pieces with other dancers, he choreographed a memorial piece with 200 children for the city of Ieper, he created a show Parallell Lines with prisoners in Bruges, he created the performance The Roof for the Ho Chi Minh Opera in Vietnam (2015) and in collaboration with musicians Bert & Stijn Cools and the group Chicago Footwork he created Come on Feet (2020) .

Quan regularly gives workshops in different countries and works as a coach for other dancers and companies.

update 2022

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