Performer, video designer
Olivier has several creations to his credit as dancer, video and stage director. As a dancer, he was trained at the Conservatoire National de Région in Grenoble (France) and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon (France). Oliver worked with a lot of choreographers (Andy Degroat, Philippe Saire, Jean-François Duroure, Christophe Salengro and Joël Borges).
Olivier Simola is one of the pillars of the Compagnie DCA, which he joined in 1995 for Decodex. He collaborated as dancer and video artist for the shows Marguerite, the Ceremonie du 50e anniversaire du Festival de Cannes, Shazam!, Iris, IIris and Sombrero.
As a video artist, he has developed a creative look, very close to the singular universe of Philippe Decouflé (particularly for Iris, Sombrero, Solo, Octopus, Désirs (for the Crazy Horse), the exhibition project Opticon, Contact and Courtepointe). He also worked with Benjamin Millepied and Michael Baryshnikov, the french singer Raphaël (he realised the video design of his solo tour), the Cirque du Soleil (Iris - 2011, Michael Jackson One - 2013, Paramour - 2016), Franco Dragone (Aïda, Paris Merveille au Lido de Paris - 2015, La Perle - 2017) or Charlie Le Mindu.