Swan Reault is a young dancer from the South of France, born on 18 December 1997 in Montpellier.
From the age of 10, he was immersed in different art forms such as music, theatre and painting. He learned the basics of classical and contemporary dance, as well as salsa, house and new style.
A few years later, his artistic sensitivity led him directly to the urban disciplines of the hip-hop movement, in which his movements took on their full meaning. Breakdance taught him the rigour of technique and the beauty of the gesture. The destructuring of the body will allow him to dialogue with the rhythm, limbs beating the ground, as if to melt into the space.
Apart from the physical exercise that breakdancing imposes on him, Swan appreciates above all the team spirit and community that emerges from it: “A friend put me on a battle to do a little showcase before the final, it was the first time I had been to this kind of event! I made friends with some of the dancers, and then I joined their crew! There was a real family spirit between us, which gave us the strength to push our limits to reach an even higher level.
It is in this competitive atmosphere that the artist enjoys evolving and sharing his performances; the links between artists are essential for him. It is also what allows him to push his body beyond its limits, to gain in power, to master it a little more, to live the music, to understand all the elements that make these moments of performance something vital. In this dynamic of sharing, Swan frees up time to give dance classes in order to transmit his passion and to always generate this spirit of cohabitation and artistic elevation, which he considers so important for personal development.
Finally, it is in Canada that Swan asserts himself as an artist in his own right, and imposes his studied and perfectionist style. During his professional journey, he worked with the Wang Ramirez company and met new collaborators on the other side of the Atlantic. There he met the dancer Link, but also Daniel Arsham and James Turrel.
The exchange with other disciplines feeds his purpose: “I don’t want to be a copy of a dancer we already know. In fact, I don’t want to be just a dancer. Art inspires him in its entirety: a painting, a sculpture, a projection… Swan likes to construct his dance according to what surrounds him: the ground, the music, the air, the energies. The setting is an important influence for him. “I try to make what I would like to see exist in real life, and to interpret the spaces that surround me.