DIMITRI CHAMBLAS IS A DANCER and a CURATOR

 

Captivated by dance, Dimitri Chamblas joined The Paris Opera’s celebrated dance school at age ten. 

During his career, Dimitri Chamblas collaborated with artists such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Andy Goldsworthy, Jean le Gac, composer Heiner Goebbels...

In 1996, Dimitri Chamblas created with Mathilde Monnier the "research and writing residence, an occasion for artists to create personal creative space outside of the traditional production process. 

Chamblas is co-founder of EDNA with choreographer Boris Charmatz. Together they have organized events, performances and exhibitions. Their duet "A bras le Corps" has been performed on every continent in world-renowned theaters and festivals.

In 2002, Chamblas started producing commercials, web content and other visual art works. He worked with brands such as Nike, Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, … and produced art films with major artists such as Xavier Veilhan, Giselle Vienne, Olivier Saillard

In 2013, as digital curator, Chamblas invented “Mutant Stage” with producer Amélie Couillaud : a serie of 10 art films for the french Galerie Lafayette Art Fondation designed by Rem Koolhaas

Dimitri Chamblas and Benjamin Millepied began in 2011 a film producing partnership, which remains active and ongoing. Chamblas has also been consulted by Millepied to elaborate the Los Angeles Dance Project. 

In 2014 Dimitri Chamblas was nominated as artistic director of the 3rd Stage of Paris Opera. In collaboration with Benjamin Millepied, he founded this creative digital platform by inviting artists such as Alex Prager, Eric Reinhardt, Glen Keane, Mathieu Amalric, Xavier Veilhan, Bret Easton Ellis, Julien Prévieux, William Forsythe, Rubber Legz, United Visual Artists, Bertrand Bonello …  to create original artworks.

In 2017 he launched Studio Dimitri Chamblas, a structure that hosts all of its projects and collaborations, including a duet with the star dancer Marie-Agnès Gillot, his participation in the new creation of Boris Charmatz for the Volksbühne in Berlin, or a creation with architect François Perrin for the Performa Biennial in New York.

In 2017 Dimitri Chamblas becomes the new dean of dance at CalArts , California Institute for the Art in Los Angeles.