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. In 2016 he worked in collaboration with the Choreographer Guo Rui on 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. His latest performance « Teen Spirit » was a collaboration with the dance students of MUDA Kunstencentrum, Belgium.
As a performer he works since 2012 with Tino Sehgal. He works since 2013 with Xavier Le Roy in « Retrospective », « Temporary Title (2015) », « Still untitled », « Le Sacre du Printemps (2018) ». He collaborates since 2013 as a choreographer and performer with Saša Asentić and Ana Vujanović in « Revolution won’t be performed », « Cabinet of Political Wonders » and « On Trial Together » Offenbach episode. His latest collaboration with Saša Asentić is a project in collaboration with artists with and without learning disabilities called « Dis_sylpide, a dance piece on disability and dance history in Germany.»
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.