Alexandre Achour is a second-generation immigrant Algerian Jew, born in France in 1982. He grew up in France and Spain, studied in the UK and Germany and he now lives in Berlin. He works as a choreographer and performer in the field of contemporary arts, disability arts and art education.
Spurred from his experience working across different contexts (e.g., Germany, France, UK, Austria, Serbia, China, Morocco, Mexico, Chile) together with diverse groups of artists both non-disabled and disabled, he is interested in critically examining gestures and principles of exclusion, dominance and conquest in the contemporary dance field. In his work, he puts emphasis on long term collaborations. From this position, he develops his artistic practice as a choreographer with artists Saša Asentić and Guo Rui, as well as disabled and non-disabled artists and members of Per.Art (Novi Sad) and Tanzerei (Berlin). As a performer and artistic collaborator, he works with Tino Sehgal and Xavier Le Roy.
He was in 2021-22 artistic research fellow of the pre-PhD programme PEERS from Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He was in 2018 a fellow of the Pina Bausch foundation. He was artist in residence in K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg. His work was supported by the cultural programme of the European Union through the Project « Life Long Burning ». He holds an MA in choreography from Hochschule übergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. He graduated from a Bachelor of Arts from London Contemporary Dance School and a Bachelor of Biology from Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France.