Nicolas Vladyslav

Nicolas Vladyslav (1979) started at the circus school at a very young age and not much later he discovered classical and modern dance. Determined to devote his life to ballet, joined the classical dance course at the Regional Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt and Lyon from 1995 to 1999.

Dancer / choreographer / assistant

His career as a professional dancer started in 2000. In 2001 he met Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and participated in his creations for the Ballets C de la B Foi and Tempus Fugit. Together they created Corpus Bach in 2005, a duet accompanied by cellist Roel Dieltiens. Between 2004 and 2006, Nicolas assisted Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with his creations In Memoriam and Mea Culpa for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Loin for the Grand Théâtre de Genève ballet, and End for the Cullberg ballet. In 2005 he collaborated with the Argentinian dancers and choreographers Constanza Macras and Lisi Estaras for the creation No Wonder. The year 2007 marked the beginning of an intense collaboration with Lisi Estaras and les Ballets C de la B. In the years that followed, he worked as a dancer or as a maker for several companies, such as les BAlets C de la B, Teatro Real de Cordoba and the CHIP. In 2016 he created with Lisi Estaras, Monkey Mind, a co-production between Les Ballets C de la B and Platform-K. In the same year, Nicolas Vladyslav returns to the stage of the Festival d’Avignon with the duet “We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay” with Lisbeth Gruwez (Voetvolk). Nicolas created the duet Histoires courte. San fin. Et en couleurs in 2018. He danced in Stellar Boem by Anastasia Savitski (2021). And he created for SEAD Alone together (2020), Ceremony (2021), For (my) Love (2022).

Teacher / film and other

Nicolas is active in many areas: since 2005, as a dance teacher, he regularly gives dance lessons and workshops to companies and schools, professionals and amateur groups.

In film: he participated in the multi-media installation La Zon-Mai (2007) by Gilles Delmas and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He choreographed the commercial Lalegno (2013). With Lardux film and Jerome Boulbes, he created the choreography and dance (in motion capture) in the animated films Masques (2009) and Le Printemps (2014).

Nicolas is also a sculptor, he is the creator of the amazing structure that Lisi Estaras wears in the solo La Esclava (2015). Nicolas rarely moves without a camera and loves video, especially the danced self-portrait. Nicolas also participated in the construction of sets for les Ballets C de la B between 2008 and 2010.

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