BIO

Choreographer, Filmmaker and Director of the dance company "DieTanzKompanie"

Having grown up in Burgundy, France, Gregory Darcy’s background is related to the following studies:

  • Dança Expressiva, Yoga and Choreography with his mentor Elise Ribeiro Ralston in Berlin Tanzfabrik
  • Aerospace, engineer diploma with final thesis at Houston - N.A.S.A. for manned spacefligths
  • Film Analysis with teacher P. Berthomieu at University Paris VII

At the age of 14, he attended his first course in contemporary dance. Before and after his aerospace diploma, he has been working as a director assistant for radio fiction (France Inter) and also in the music video & feature film industry.

He worked and lived in different countries (USA, France, UK, Germany) and has been working since 2010 as a free-lance choreographer and filmmaker mainly in Germany.

In 2010, he received the support of the German foundation EVZ and the Humboldt University Berlin to create the art video “Tanz mit der Dunkelheit”with exhibition & premiere at the Freies Museum in Berlin.

In 2015, his art und documentary film „Menschen“ was selected in film festivals as well as contemporary art museums and shown in many cinemas (Berlin, Munich, Freiburg, Kassel, Ludwigsburg, Karlsruhe, Esslingen, etc.)

In 2016, he received the support of the Ministry for Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg for his international dance project „Menschen tanzen“ with 10 dancers, 7 musicians, 12 nations on stage and toured through Festivals in Germany (ZKM Modern Art Museum Karlsruhe, Altes Schauspielhaus Theater Stuttgart, Linden-Museum Stuttgart, E-Werk Freiburg, Stuttgart JES Theater, Altes E-Werk Göppingen, etc.)

In 2019, he created for Anna Süheyla Harms (THE FAUST award as Germany Best Performer Dance) the choreography "Solo for two ears" selected at the 23rd International Solo-Dance-Theater Stuttgart, the Solo Dance Contest Gdansk in Poland and the Festival InciDanse in Switzerland.

In 2019, Darcy recieved a three years financial support ("Konzeption Förderung") from the city of Esslingen in order to start and develop his first dance company "DieTanzKompanie" (www.dietanzkompanie.de).

In 2020, Darcy´s dance company is Prize Winner "The Power of The Arts 2019", one of the most endowed art german prize, with award ceremony in F.A.Z. Atrium Berlin.

Selected Exhibitions & Events

2020

Prize Winner "The Power of The Arts 2019" for Darcys dance companie "DieTanzKompanie". Award ceremony in F.A.Z. Atrium Berlin

2019

Solo Dance Performance "Solo für zwei Ohren" (Choreography Grégory Darcy, Solo dancer: Anna Süheyla Harms)

23rd International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart 2019 (Germany)

International Solo Dance Context 2019 Gdansk Festival (Poland)

Dance Festival InciDanse Fribourg (Biennial) (Switzerland)

De Hallen Amsterdam - 5-year anniversary (Holland)

Art videos  Menschen Video 1, Menschen Video 2, Menschen Video 3

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Germany) - Group Exhibition „Könnte aber doch“

2018

Dance Performance "Menschen tanzen": 

Festival "Made in Stuttgart", Altes Schauspielhaus Stuttgart

 Festival "Französische Wochen", Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Dance Projekt "Reversibel", Festival "Stadt im Fluß" Esslingen (Germany)

Dance Performance "Would You dance with Me?", Street Art Festival STRAKU Esslingen

Dance Performance "Tanz mit der Schönheit", Festival "Inklusion ohne Grenze" Waiblingen (Germany)

2017

Dance Performance "Menschen tanzen":

SWR TV Reportage, Landesschau Baden-Württemberg

Festival "Neuland - UNESCO International Day Against Racism 2017" - E-Werk, Freiburg (Germany)

Dance Performance "Tanz mit der Schönheit“

Stuttgarter Zeitung, Multi-Media Reportage (Film, Interviews, Text, Photos)

Cultural Center Dieselstrasse, Esslingen (Germany)

Tanzworkshop „Tanz auf fremdem Terrain“ with special guests (musicians and dancers) from all over the world (India, Africa, Asia, Europa) - Ludwigsburg and Esslingen (Germany)

2016

Art Film „Menschen":

shown in 2015/2016 in many german cinemas (Berlin, Freiburg, Munich, Ludwigsburg, Kassel etc.)

Modern Art Museum ZKM Karlsruhe, Group Exhibition "Die Globale" - Tag der offenen Tür

32. Kasseler Dokfest Film Festival (Kassel)

Festival „Made in Stuttgart", JES Theater Stuttgart

SWR Fernsehen (german TV channel), Interview and Film Trailer„Menschen"

Babylon Kino Berlin with film Music live von Echo Jazz winner Johanna Borchert

Dance Performance "Menschen tanzen":

Modern Art Museum ZKM Karlsruhe, Group Exhibition "Die Globale"- Tag der offenen Tür

Festival „Made in Stuttgart", JES Theater Stuttgart

Ludwigsburg Intercultural Festival, Opening Show, Performance

Art videos Menschen Video 1, Menschen Video 2, Menschen Video 3:

City Art Museum Städtische Galerie (Karlsruhe-Germany) -  Group Exhibition „Frontex |Schutzbefohlene | Menschen" (with works from Franz Ackermann and Elfriede Jelinek)

Art Video „The Third Eye": Evangelische Kirche Kernen, Group Exhibition „himmelleicht-erdenschwer"

Dance workshop „Tanz auf fremdem Terrain": Modern Art Museum ZKM Karlsruhe, Group Exhibition "Die Globale"

2015

Art Film „Menschen":

Modern Art Museum ZKM, Karlsruhe (Kubus)

Glockenkelter Kernen, Film Premiere

Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Forum der Kulturen Stuttgart, Filmprojekt Presentation, Trailer + Podiumdiskussion

Performance & Art Film „Tanz mit der Dunkelheit": Berlin - Potsdam - Babelsberg, german peace organisation A.S.F.

2014

Performance & Art Film „Tanz mit der Dunkelheit": Glockenkelter Kernen, Perfomance Premiere

2010
Art Film „Tanz mit der Dunkelheit": Freies Museum Berlin, Group Exhibition Memo_Raising, Premiere with i.a. Chroreograph Elise Ribeiro Ralston