Ludovic Jolivet, Choreography, Stage and Film
Ludovic Jolivet, a native of Paris, France, was first trained in physical theatre. He has performed in and directed theatre performances in both Europe and America. Mr. Jolivet came to the US in 1992 to study dance and acting. He has received his BFA…
Ludovic Jolivet, a native of Paris, France, was first trained in physical theatre. He has performed in and directed theatre performances in both Europe and America. Mr. Jolivet came to the US in 1992 to study dance and acting. He has received his BFA in dance from Wright State University and his MFA in choreography from the University of Maryland, where he has studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contact Improv, choreography and video dance. Mr. Jolivet has also studied Argentine Tango and has performed with Tiempo de Tango. Mr. Jolivet has created and directed dances for film that have been presented at venues and dance festivals worldwide; his choreography for stage has traveled the US and Europe. He has worked for 10 years with CityDance Ensemble as a choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, and senior manager of FilmWorks, creating and directing dances for film. Mr. Jolivet has taught dance and theatre courses at universities in the DC area and St Mary’s County. Mr. Jolivet has made video documentaries and archives for numerous companies in the US, including Joe Goode, Doug Varone, CityDance Ensemble, Dakshina, EdgeWorks, among others. Mr. Jolivet moved to Paris, France, in 2008, continuing his career in dance and film. He has participated in four international 48-hour film festival projects, one of which won the Best Choreography award. In 2009, he has collaborated on a project with Isabel Croxatto, choreographer from Chile, at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris. In 2010, he has worked with renowned French actor, Rufus, main actor in the award-winning film “Amelie”, on a new film “Carnets de Reves”, for which he has coached the actors and choreographed the dance sequence. Mr. Jolivet will be joining back the FilmWorks team in 2011 and will be traveling to the Middle East to teach a Dance on Camera workshop for the Ramallah Dance Festival.
Art is a human expression, and what is essential in the performance of any concept or design is the human presence. Art is a means to educate people, to bring back awareness of the essence and beauty of life, to reach people deep inside and provoke changes, and ultimately to encourage spiritual/social growth.