Amala Dianor

AMALA DIANOR – Choreographer

After  an experience of hip hop dancer, Amala Dianor studied contemporary dance at the Superior school of the Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers CNDC in 2000. Working as a performer in many diverse productions (from hip hop to neo-classical, contemporary and afro-contemporary dance), he quickly acquired undeniable recognition in the dancing community.

During these years, Amala perfected his writing: he masterfully went from one technique to another, but truly thrived through building bridges through these worlds. With the company C dans C, he choreographed (or co-choreographed) and performed in his first shows. In 2012 he created “Crossroads” (winner of the Second and Third Awards at the Concours Renaissance), as well as his own company, the Amala Dianor Company, with which he developed his work as a choreographer.

The following year, he created “Parallèle”, a feminine dancing quartet at the Centre National de la Danse. In 2014, he choreographed the Extension duo alongside Bboy Junior, a surprising encounter between two esteemed performers of the French hip hop scene. That same year, he created and performed in his first solo show, Man Rec, which premiered in the Avignon festival.

In 2015, the company launched a regional project called “A Wink of Time” putting in the spotlight 18 amateur dancers on their way to becoming professionals. This project led to the creation of “Overflow”, co-signed with Mickael Le Mer, Pierre Bolo and Annabelle Loiseau. Amala also became the artist in residence at the Théâtre Louis Aragon in Tremblay-en-France, on a two-year contract.

In 2016 he created “Di(s)generation”, bringing together several generations of hip hop dancers, and showcased “New School”, a trio from “Di(s)generation” inspired by Abstract dance. He also started an association with the 104 in Paris during two years.

His new piece, the duo “Trait d’union” between a calligrapher Julien Breton and the dancer Sarah Cerneaux (who worked for Akram Khan) was created in January 2018.

In 2018, Amala is working on a new project for 9 dancers « The Falling Stardust » mixing classical and contemporary dance.

The 2016-2017 season marks Amala Dianor’s first of three years as an Associate Artist for the CDCN POLE SUD in Strasburg, as well as for the Scène des Pays de Mauges in Maine et Loire, France.

The company is sustained by the French Ministery of Culture (DRAC Pays de la Loire) since 2018 as “compagnie conventionnée”.