Biography

Aloun Marchal is an improviser, dancer and choreographer. French artist living in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Paris, France.
He receives the Danceweb grant in 2008 and 2012. In 2010, he is awarded the second prize of the Dance competition, “Danse Elargie” that took place in Theatre de la ville, for the creation of “Gerro, Minos and Him” in collaboration with Roger Sala Reyner and Simon Tanguy. In 2013, “Gerro, Minos and Him” is awarded the best dance piece award at the Stuttgarter Tanz-und Teaterpreis festival. In 2017, he receives the innovative choreographic grant from SACD for the creation of Bibi Ha Bibi.

He is currently touring his four last creations : SonoR, Forme(s) de vie, Bibi Ha Bibi and l’Age d’Or. He has just worked as a performer for Tove Sahlin in her new creation “Narheten”, cancelled premiere in March 2020, to be toured in 2022.

Aloun decided to start dancing professionally when he understood that thinking wasn’t enough. At this moment, he felt he wasn’t able to experience anything without naming it. Something like a wanderer unable to take his eyes away from the map.

Since then he is fascinated by the process of making sense.

Own creations

• SonoR, a sound and dance performance for four women and wireless microphones. Premiered in 2021.
• Bibi Ha Bibi, a musical and choreographic performance created in collaboration with Henrique Furtado. Premiered in 2017. played around 25 times.
• Trippel. A three short integrated dance pieces program. Premiered in Boras in april 2015. A command from the company SPINN. Played around 20 times
• Gerro, Minos and Him. A trio created in collaboration with Simon Tanguy and Roger Sala Reyner. Premiered in 2011 during something Raw festival, Amsterdam. Has been performed around 55 times here and there in Europe. Has been part of the aerowaves selection 2012.
• Many site specific creations that took place among other places on beaches, fountains, music stages, museums, foyers and in the street.

As performer

• “The source”, a choreographic film from Gilda Stillbäck and Sofia Norlin. Choreography assistent : Aloun Marchal. 2022.
• “Forme de Vie” from Eric Minh Cuong Castaing, and co choreographed by Aloun Marchal. Premiered in 2021
• “Homo (sapiens)” from Karolin Kent, premiered digitally and live in 2021
• “Narhenten” from Tove Sahlin, produced by Riksteatern, jan – May 2020. Tour cancelled and postponed to autumn 2022
• “Xenophobia” from Cecilia Lagerström, premiere november 2018
• “L’age d’or”, from Eric Minh Cuong Castaing, Co choreographed by Aloun Marchal, premiere june 2018
• “Habitat” from Doris Uhlich, premiere april 2017
• “These associations” from Tino Sehgal at the Palais de Tokyo, october-december 2016
• “Hit the Boom”. A dance show created for the opening ceremony of Impulstanz Festival, Vienna. 
Choreographed by Doris Uhlich. July 2015.
• “Vem är starkest”. An integrated dance piece for kids choreographed by Gilda Stillback. Premiered in May 2014.
• “Imagine”, a dance and stand up performance created by Gilda Stillbäck for SPINN, the first 
swedish integrated dance company.
• “More than naked”, a performance created by Doris Uhlich (2013)
• “Hi Hat Express”, an integrated dance piece choreographed by Veera Suvalo Grimberg for 
SPINN, the first swedish integrated dance company.
• “Obscuro”, an integrated dance piece created by Favela Ortiz for SPINN, the first swedish 
integrated dance company. (2011)
• “Wombats”, an outdoor improvisation based performance directed by Rosalind Crisp (2011)
• “Boarder Line”, a site specific performance happening in the biggest European skateboard park in 
Malmö (Sweden), directed by Claudine Ulrich and Jens baldecraft, member of the collective “Sardine Sauvage”. (2010)
• “Overseas Close by”, a site specific dance-theater performance created by Simone and Monica Truong, Elaine Wing Ha Ho. Created and performed in Beijing (China, 2009)
• “Hotel Mind”, choreographed by Johanna Levy, premiered at “La ferme du Buisson”, Paris. (2008)
• “La danse des Eventails”, choreographed by Andy Degroat, premiered in Paris (2005)

As Dramaturge and repetitor

• Technical choreographic intervention for Eric Minh Cuong Castaing on the piece : “Phoenix”, premiered in june 2018.
• Dramaturge of the dance part of “Overseas close by”, Beijing China.
• Dramaturge and repetitor of a re-creation of “B’rör Mig”, a dance-theater piece choreographed by Gilda Stillbäck and toured in Sweden through dancenet Sweden 2008-2009

 

 

 

Prizes and special support

• The 2017 grant for innovative choreographic writting from SACD
• Best choreography award of the stuttgarter tanz- und theaterpreis festival 2013 for the dance trio “Gerro, Minos and Him”.
• Second prize of the festival “Danse Elargie” that took place in Théatre de la ville of Paris in june 2010

Studies

• SNDO (School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam)
• Prototype, a 50 days masterclass on the voice in the choreographic partition in Abbaye de Royaumont 2014-2015.
• Danceweb 2008, Danceweb 2012
• Master degree in Economics – ENS Cachan, Paris

Contact

tel : 0046 7 36 91 15 31
mail : maaloun@gmail.com

13 Rue Linné 75005 Paris, France
Kolonigatan 9, 41321, Gothenburg, Sweden

Design : Vincent Gebel  —  Font : Sporting Grotesque

Credits : Frederic Lebruman – Photo, Bibi Ha Bibi. Niklas and Lina Ikse – Trailer, Bibi Ha Bibi. Laurent Paillier – Photo, Gerro. Joakim Envik Karlsson – Photo and trailer, Trippel. Lars Dyrendom – Photo, Hanging heads. Lisa Larsdotter Petersson – Photo, Céramique. Karel Saelaert – Photo, Riptide. Andrea Salzmann and Theresa Rauter – Photo, More than naked. Niklas and Lina Ikse – Photo, Cirkus tuut. Nadim Elazzeh – Photo, Xenophobia.