Biography

portrait de Blanca Li

“A multi-sided talent”

Blanca Li is a spanish born choreographer, dancer, filmmaker.

She is producing and directing Blanca Li Dance company which has become one of the most successful independent companies in France and has been touring for more than 20 years across the world with more than a thousand performances.

Blanca Li has been made Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (2007), Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (2004) and Chevalier de la Légion D'Honneur (2014) by the French government, and she has received the Medalla de Oro de las Bellas Artes from the King of Spain (2009).

 She has created choreographies for the Paris Opera Ballet, The Berlin Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, for filmmakers like Pedro Almodovar and Michel Gondry or for musical artists like Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Paul Mc Cartney, Kanye West and Cold Play, among others. Whether performance, opera, musical, museum installation, event, music video or feature film, she initiates and realizes a great number of projects : "I like to give life to all that’s in my brain". Never restricted to one style, she gets her inspiration from a broad spectrum of physical forms of expression (from flamenco to classical ballet and hip-hop). With Blanca Li, everything begins and ends in the energy of movement and dance.

Robot premiered at Montpellier Dance Festival in 2013 and performed in 100 theaters across the world, is her last company show, in collaboration with visual and musical artist Maywa Denki and with French high tech Aldebaran Robotics company. It stages 8 dancers, 7 humanoid NAO robots and a live automated orchestra.