• "Between the Dog and the Wolf", ARBONAUTS, selected at London International Mime Festival - January 2018

    "Between the Dog and the Wolf", Arbonauts, Shoreditch Town Hall (2017)

    London International Mime Festival 2018



    Dominique Vannod

    dancer & performance maker

  • Rooted in a previous background in psychology, my creative impulses are inspired by a long-term interest in the paradoxes of our beings, anointing vulnerabilities as openings to the untamed & beautiful complexity of being human.


    As a movement lover, I let the focus on energy and presence be a base for performative action, allowing the interplay between movement and meaning to flow naturally.

  • - MAKING -

  • * De Vous et Moi Ici je me Souviens * Paris


    "De Vous et Moi Ici je me Souviens"

    @Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris

    Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

    19 septembre 2021


    Conception : Dominique Vannod
    Direction du mouvement : David Gellura
    Artistes-interprètes : Chloé Beillevaire, Charlene Pons, Lionel Ah-Sou, David Gellura et Dominique Vannod





  • * The Body Knows *


    Devised by Dominique Vannod

    @Clarence Mews Studios

    London, 2019


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    * The Sound of Flowers *


    In collaboration with Gong & Sound artist Joh Johnson and guitarist Domenico Angarano


    Devised by Dominique Vannod

    @Late Bloom Festival, The Space Theater, London


    "Dominique is a true force of nature, both passionate by dance and her drive to pass it on"

    (L. Raquel, Writing about Dance)














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    Devised by Dominique Vannod

    @Late Bloom Festival, The Space Theater, London


    'Wanderlust' is a playful tale that looks at duality. This solo performance is dedicated to the child within us who trusts its joy as it perceives the world with hope, enthusiasm and wonder.

    " You took us like a breeze, like a whisper in a fainted dream of something that we know we have lost"

    (audience member)


    " Outrageous - Brave - A captivating performance, such a furious one! It challenged the audience, at times it made me empathetic, then made me laugh, at other times I felt voyeuristic"

    (audience member)


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    * Unscripted *

    Devised by Dominique Vannod

    @Clarence Mews studios, London


    'Unscripted' is a dance-theater tale depicting the chaotic yet empowering process of personal growth, as one has to let go of its former identity to embrace a new life chapter.


    "It's happening in a reality that is slightly altered, slightly different from this reality. It's the character of a book"

    (audience member)


    "The movement score was astonishing as you looked like a roll. I was captivated from the beginning"

    (audience member)

  • * T.E.E.M *

    Piece for 10 dancers devised by Dominique Vannod

    @TRINITY LABAN, Conservatoire of Music & Dance - London, 2012


    "The world is like a magnet pulling us outward into all manner of distractions » (E. Shapiro)

    As an echo to life and its choices, the piece is arising from the dancers’ own choices to meet, or not.


    Consequently, the spectator is a witness of this unique moment.





    *A Place in Between*

    // Preview performance //

    Exhibition * A Place in Between *

    @Espacio Gallery, 2013 London




  • Performer

    In 2013 I joined the London-based multi-disciplinary company Arbonauts founded by Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launder. It creates site-specific performances for a curious and adventurous audience, weaving a path between dance, visual theater, installation and sonic landscapes.


    My other activities as a performer include Universal Series at Tate Modern with international artist Tino Sehgal, performances at Rose Theater / Kingston, Shoreditch Town Hall, Rich Mix & Bonnie Bird Theaters, at Dance Festival Resolution, The Brunel Tunnel, Robin Howard Theater and London Fashion Week (Tank, Tate Modern)



    - Between the Dog and the Wolf -


    London International Mime Festival



    Company ARBONAUTS, London


    Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall.





    - The Desire Machine -

    Company ARBONAUTS, London


    Supported by Arts Council England


    * Off West End Theater Award 2016 *


    A 360° live installation combining a unique style of visual performance with a haunting soundscape, plunging audiences into a hallucinatory world where figures and voices blend and echo for a strange, voyeuristic encounter.



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    "Desire Machine"

    Company ARBONAUTS, 14th - 25th of July 2015, Brunel Tunnel Museum, London

    Photo by Ludovic des Cognets


    PRESS >> http://arbonauts.org/press/


    Reviews update!


    "The highlight of the whole show was the performance by Dominique Vannod, angularity supreme across her body as she moved on all fours trying to conquer the restraint of the turning disc. The sharpness of her bones (shoulder blades, wrists etc) jutting through the skin in seemingly impossible ways was breathtaking. It conjured both insect and some larger beast, suggestive of being multi-limbed and not just restricted to the normal two/four of the human. Simply spellbinding." (Marc Nash // Sulci Collective)


    "The highlight for me was watching a rather muscular woman (Dominique Vannod) take on an animal persona as she moved across the stage on her haunches, pawing towards her target and allowing a thoughtfulness to pulse through her motions to show her thought process evolving as she got closer and closer in strategy to reaching her goal." (Emily Pulham // Making the Marrow)




    - Biped's Monitor - Company ARBONAUTS, London

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    "Biped's Monitor"

    Company ARBONAUTS, theatrical site-specific piece, London 2013

    Photo by Ludovic des Cognets


    "Dominique performed a central role in Biped’s Monitor – Arbonauts’ acclaimed site-specific performance at dusk in Nunhead Cemetery. Dominique’s acute characterization and eagerness to push to the limits - coupled with a total commitment to the physical language of the production made her an essential energetic influence of our production. Her focus and stamina was evident throughout, and her ability to transport an audience’s experience through her embodiment of gesture, her intensity of gaze and raw energy is inspirational."


    Dimitri Launder & Helen Galliano
    Co-Founders Arbonauts


    Trailer >> http://arbonauts.org/event/bipeds-monitor-2013/






    CAREFUL, Dance-Theater performance, London


    A dance/theatre performance created by Director Alex Mermikides.

    Performed at Rose Theater Kingston main house in 2018, Ivy Arts Center in March 2017 and Rose Theater Kingston studio in 2016.

    Supported by Arts Council England


    Responding to a growing interest in empathy, altruism and ethics, the performance explores the meaning - and limits - of care.

    With Thalia Marie Papadopoulou, Archana Ballal, Helena Rice, Philippa Hambly and Dominique Vannod.


    Web: https://chimeranetwork.org/careful/

    Press: http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/dec/14/theatre-show-teaching-student-nurses-compassion






    Director Lydia Fraser-Ward, Rich Mix Theater, London

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    "That Which Grows"

    Directed by choreographer Lydia Fraser-Ward

    Performed at Rich Mix Theater, Women of Mass Destruction II, London 2014


    Supported by Arts Council England.


    Trailer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUa4R1-pBzw



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    Created and directed by choreographer Lydia Fraser-Ward

    Performed at Rich Mix Theater, Women of Mass Destruction I, London 2012


    Supported by Arts Council England.


    Trailer "Women of Mass Destruction I" >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=splWbXScBfg





    Choreographer Jemma Bicknell, London

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    "With This In Mind"
    Bermondsey Arch 92, London 2013

    Photo by Jonathon Vines





    "On Red and Butterflies", Bonnie Bird Theater, London

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    "On Red and Butterflies"

    Created and directed by Alessandra Montagner
    Performed at Bonnie Bird Theater, LABAN Dance School & Unhinged Festival, London 2012
    With Rhys Cook



    "And then we left, with no words being professed to acknowledge our ending.
    A lot had happened between us.
    My I and your I, these two first persons, coexisted through times and spaces that left

    marks in both of us.
    Our contract was finished and so had to be our feelings.
    The nothingness of our situation is a lamentable loss of what we cannot understand yet.
    It is like pinning down a butterfly that isn’t really there."


    Web >> http://www.unhingedfestival.com/alessandra-montagner/





    Needless Alley Collective, London

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    "Cabaret Voltaire" @Performance Space, London 2013

    With Karine Rathle





    "Untitled", Performance Space, London

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    "Untitled", Performance Space, London 2013

    With Karine Rathle




    LABAN Dance School, London

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    Photo by Kyle Stevenson-Photofilm
    LABAN Dance School, London 2012




    POLAR in partnership with SWAROVSKI

    * Commercial Ad *

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    Great experience to work with POLAR regarding their latest watch Polar Loop Crystal

    In partnership with SWAROVSKI, London 2016




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    Seen at the airport of Helsinki :-)

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