ABOUT GILLES JOBIN
Recognized for his ground breaking work in choreography, Gilles Jobin began producing dance pieces in 1995 which earned him the acclaim of both the critics and the public. He soon established himself as a leading independent choreographer in Europe. To this day, Gilles Jobin has produced over 20 works, some of which, including A+B=X (1997) and The Moebius Strip (2001), are considered benchmarks on the world stage. In 2003, he produced TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE for the Geneva Ballet, a work that ‘transcends the classical and the contemporary’ (Libération, 2003). In 2012, he became resident choreographer at CERN, Geneva, where he produced QUANTUM (2013), a work that travelled widely throughout the world. Ambassador for the arts and sciences, he regularly features as a guest lecturer in Switzerland and abroad. In 2015, Gilles Jobin received the Swiss Grand Award for Dance, awarded by the Federal Office of Culture. Fascinated with new imaging technologies, he produced the 3D film WOMB in 2016, awarded Best Art/Experimental Film at San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2017, followed by the dance duo FORÇA FORTE for which he carried out his first motion capture experiments. In 2017 he creates VR_I a dance piece in immersive virtual reality. In collaboration with Artanim. For the first time a choreographer combines dance with immersive virtual reality in a work that provides viewers with a unique sensory experience. Winning FNC Explore Innovation award and People’s choice award at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, VR_I has been selected at Sundance Film Festival 2018 / New Frontier in Park City USA.