Melanie studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de danse de Paris in ballet. She danced for 10 years with the Montalvo/Hervieu company performing all over the world and was their assistant for a piece at the Paris Opera. Whilst in the Company, in November 2000, she won the "Grand Prix" at the Paris International Dance Competition as well as performing at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2006 she has been working regularly with the Ballets C de la B first of all for VSPRS (Alain Platel) and Patchagonia (Lisi Estaras), followed by OUT OF CONTEXT (Alain Platel).
In 2013 she created CODE UNKNOWN a solo dance choreography, with residencies at Mousonturm Frankfurt and CSC Bassano, performing it in extract form in London, at the London Contemporary Music Festival and premiering in South Korea at the Miryang Performing Arts Festival. Her dance piece for Young People, IT’S ALWAYS EASIER FOR THE OTHERS, was made with students from East 15 in June 2015. The piece was selected for the NOW 15 Festival at the Yard Theatre in London.
In 2014, moved to London and created her first full-length solo (2014), “THREE STUDIES OF FLESH (for a female)”, supported by Arts Council England –previewed a scratch at Free to Fall (Greenwich Dance, London), FEST LIVE (Liverpool), Free to Fall (Rich Mix). Polish premiere at BRAVE FESTIVAL (12th July) and London Premiere at the FREE TO FALL FESTIVAL (6th & 7th September). This solo has been programmed for 2016 at GrotePost Ostende, and La Maison de la Dance de Lyon, and she performed the third study as part of “Saddlers Wells’ Presents” at Lattitude Festival in July 2015. She recently won the Think Big Choreography Award in Hanover (announced May 2015) and will produce a ballet with ten dancers for the Tanztheater Internazional Festival at the Staatsoper Hanover (September 2015).
Lomoff interpreted Bacon’s shapes and motivations authentically, maintaining a bittersweet surrealness that progresses as Bacon’s work did. With such a considered piece however, this study of flesh cuts to the soul”THE 41135 Dance Blog
I was mesmerized by the supreme correlation of Melanie and the classical string accompaniment. She sweeps her arms out and lunges before contorting the body personifying every texture, tone and length of this music.”SEE DANCE CHAT DANCE Blog
One of the most extraordinary events was the performance of Melanie Lomoff,[...]The choreography prepared by the artist truly distorts the body and reaches the boundaries of what the human body is capable of, which is why it suited the topic of the 10th edition of the festival “sacred body”. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Sacred Spring - extraits
Livia Rita - Sunscar
Think Big 2015
MELANIE DANCING WITH ALAIN PLATEL/ LES BALLETS C DE LA B
MELANIE DANCING WITH MONTALVO/HERVIEU COMPANY
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