The permanent company is the beating heart of the CCNR / Yuval PICK. It consists of five core dancers, each offering a singular, artistic commitment which continuously feeds into the ensemble of the creative project. The company engages in various kinds of research and maintains the extensive repertory of Yuval Pick’s creations in France and abroad. It represents our desire to create audacious work, channelling the deep-seated research done toward the creation of all its movement, as well as fostering strong relationships to music and customized acoustic scores.
After an extensive career as choreographer, dancer and teacher, Yuval Pick was nominated director of the National Choreographic Center in Rillieux-la-Pape in August 2011.
He studied at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel Aviv, then joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 1991. Four years later he starts working as a guest artist with, Tero Saarinen, Carolyn Carlson and Russel Maliphant, among others. In 1999 he joined the Lyon’s Opera Ballet, and founded his own company, The Guests, in 2002. Upon his arrival to the National Choreographic Center Yuval Pick founded a new dance company and developed a rich repertory of works marked by their elaborated movement vocabulary, accompanied by worldly named composers.