Manuel Vignoulle - by Michael Angelo

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Manuel Vignoulle

Manuel Vignoulle, French choreographer based in New York, studied at The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris and went on to work with different french contemporary companies including Claude Brumachon, Corinne Lanselle and Bernardo Montet. 

He was a dance artist with both Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York) where he collaborated with inspiring choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Andonis Foniadalkis, Hofesh Shechter, Cisco Aznar, Carolyn Carlson, Benjamin Millepied, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgrem and Ohad Naharin to name a few. 

Manuel appeared as a guest for La La La Human Steps (Canada), Het Nationale Ballet (Netherland), State Theatre (South Africa) and The Forsythe Company (Germany). 

He has also been an assistant to modern-jazz choreographer, Redha, on various productions. Such productions include concert dance, television, film, fashion, musical theater, and operas in which he often performed in.

Manuel’s work, performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and USA, has been commissioned by Ailey II, Whim W’Him, Satellite Collective, 10 Hairy Legs, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Steps Repertoire Ensemble, The Ailey School , Rutgers University, Springboard and Antigel Festival.

Through art, we have the ability to move people and change them at the core.
We make them dream, be more aware, think, connect with themselves, with their own humanity.
I believe, through art, we work for the world peace. We are lights in the darkness. We are hope in despair. We are laughter and lightness in drama. We are reflection in stupidity. We are whole in a world that loves separation.
Thank you for sharing yourselves and a bit of that dream with me.
— Manuel Vignoulle

What you need to know about me...

"Staying Alive", directed by Sylvester Stallone is THE movie that made me decide to be  a dancer when I was 7 years old.  I am a very passionate and dedicated in Life but even more when it comes to work.  My motto:  "Never Give Up."  I am a dreamer.  I always had a fascination for the hippy community.  Peace & Love & Freedom.  I wish sometimes I would have lived in the 70's.  I love to go clubbing, reaching this trance-like feeling, being connected with others and feeling Free.  I love traveling around the world to discover new cultures, to encounter surprising and inspiring people on the road.  I have a little preference for countries with high spirituality.  I always try to be more open-minded, less resistant, more welcoming, in a constant research for Happiness.