Gilles Jobin is a choreographer living and working in Geneva whose productions have been performed all over the world since 1995. Based in London from 1997 to 2004 he created the groundbreaking pieces A+B=X (1997), Braindance (1999), The Moebius Strip (2001) and Under Construction (2002), relying on choreographic language outside of established aesthetic frameworks that included forays into visual arts and live art.
In 2003 he created TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE for the 22 dancers of the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a performance that “transcends both classical and contemporary dance” (Libération). In 2015, he received the Swiss Grand Award for Dance from the Office Fédéral de la Culture in honor of his career to date.
Nowadays Gilles Jobin combines contemporary dance with his passion for new imaging technologies, resulting in the production of the film WOMB in stereoscopy (3D) in 2016, FORÇA FORTE in 2017, a duo using motion capture images and in 2017 VR_I, a location-based piece in immersive virtual reality. His creations are being presented in major film festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival (2018 and 2020) and the Venice Film Biennial (2018 and 2020), leading dance festivals such as the Lyon Dance Biennial (2018) or Teknopolis at BAM (2019) in New York or museums such as Haus For Electronishe Kunst / HEK in Basel.
With the same creative team and dancers behind Magic Window (2019) and Dance Trail (2020), the company creates two augmented reality dance pieces, followed by La Comédie Virtuelle a multi users VR piece and Cosmogony a dance piece motion captured live in the company’s studios and streamed in real time globally. With the COVID pandemic the Cie Gilles Jobin is focusing on technology and innovation for real time performances at a distance. Creating multiple groundbreaking projects Gilles Jobin is recognized as one of a leading creative force in the XR world.
Gilles is regularly invited as an international guest lecturer on dance and technology in Europe, Asia and Americas. Geneva’s company studio is equipped for motion capture and digital creation and structured as an affordable research and production resource center for motion capture and digital technology from the point of view of the performing arts.