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Cyriaque Villemaux has, since his childhood in the 1990s, studied various dance techniques (jazz, ballet, tamure, character dance). He joined the ballet cycle at the CNR in Tours in 2003, then the contemporary dance programme at the CNSMdP from 2005 to 2008, before joining P.A.R.T.S in Brussels from 2008 to 2012. He notably took part to works by choreographers Noé Soulier and Xavier Le Roy and by artist Pierre Leguillon. From 2014 to 2015, he was artist-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, where he conducted research on fin-de-siècle Parisian avant-gardes. In 2015 he made Autointitulado together with João dos Santos Martins.
The choregraphic, musical and poetry spectacles he produced in the recent years have been the result of collaborations.
Polina Akhmetzyanova was born in Russia in 1987. A dancer for the “Institute of Dance” company, from the Ekaterinburg city between 2003 and 2007, she then studied contemporary dance and performance in Outukumpu, Finland (2008) before joining P.A.R.T.S, Belgium (2009-2012). She has since then participated to projects by artists and choreographers such as: Theo Cowley On Foot/red hat, (2013, Wiels Contemporary Arts Center, Brussels) ; « Rétrospective » by Xavier Le Roy (2014, Centre Pompidou, Paris) ; Drumming by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (international tour 2014-2016) as well as Work/Travail/Arbeid (2015, Wiels, Brussels) ; Definitions and facts by Malin Elgán, (2015, Modern Museum, Stockholm). From 2014 she has been working in different constellations with Aristide Bianchi, Florian Aimard Desplanques, Cyriaque Villemaux, Boglárka Börscök, and Nestor Garcia Diaz which resulted in performances such as « Un spectacle de poésie », « Henri Michaux: textes à lire », « Belgrade pieces » and music-band project « Covers ».