Alexandre Achour, born in 1982 in France, is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. He strongly believes that art has the potential to address and transform the way we socially and culturally relate, and he chooses dance and choreography for their potential to re-imagine these relations anew.
From 2010 to 2012 he developed a series of performances under the title « Object ». His work « This isn’t gonna end well » was supported in 2014 by the cultural programme of the European Union through the Project « Life Long Burning ». In 2015 he created « Speaking about the ghost » within the frame of K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg.
Since 2015, he develops his artistic practice more and more through collaborative structures. With artists Saša Asentić and Ana Vujanović in « Revolution won’t be performed » and « Cabinet of Political Wonders ». But also in 2016 with the choreographer Guo Rui for the performance « 舞蹈- 我们何时进入了当代? Dance expressions - when did we become contemporary? » for the Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China. In 2017, together with the students from the MUDA dance school, he makes « Teen Spirit ». In 2018 he makes with Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski and members of the Per.art group « Dis_sylpide, a dance piece on disability and dance history in Germany.» In 2019 he makes in Berlin together with Saša Asentić the performance « Tanz in der DDR : Was bleibt ? », and in Novi Sad Serbia he makes with Dalibor Šandor, Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, Saša Asentić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Marcel Bugiel and members of the Per.art group, an artwork for museum entitled « We are not Monsters ».
As a performer he works since 2012 with Tino Sehgal in « This Variation ». He works since 2013 with Xavier Le Roy in « Retrospective », « Temporary Title (2015) », « Still untitled », « Le Sacre du Printemps (2018) ».
He was in 2018 a fellow of the Pina Bausch foundation. 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.