Louis-Elyan Martin is from France, he studied English Literature and History at the University of Bristol in England and the University of New South Wales in Australia and obtained his Master’s degree in 2008 at the University of Aix-Marseille. Wanting to pursue his passion for contemporary dance, which he discovered at the Centre Chorégraphique de Haute Provence Celine Faure, he dropped out of his studies and began training in contemporary dance in 2008 at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He continued his training at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and graduated in 2012. In 2009, he studied at Danièle Desnoyers’ Le Carré des Lombes during the Springboard Danse Montréal. In 2011, he was introduced to the GaGa technique alongside the Batsheva Dance Company of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel, and developed a special interest in this gesture. Throughout his artistic development he approached dance theatre and performance art which he particularly liked. In August 2012, he joined the company O’Vertigo. He works with young choreographers such as Patrick Lloyd Brennan and Claudia Chan Tak. In 2012, during his training at the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance, he joined the cast of Marie Béland’s Vie et Mort de l’élégance.
Related work: Vie et mort de l’élégance