Bio/Portfolio Quentin Legrand
Advising and pre-production support for Olga's creation for 5 dancers Mirage which premiered on February 22nd, 2019 at Charleroi danse, La Raffinerie, Brussels (BE).
concept, choreography and documentation Olga de Soto dancers Albane Aubry, Edith Christoph, Talia De Vries, Meri Pajunpää and Maria de Dueñas Lopez light design Philippe Gladieux sound creation Benoît Pelé visual elements Sophie Whettnall in collaboration with Olga de Soto costumes Line De Munnynck production Niels Production coproduction Charleroi danse — Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels (BE), Le Vivat - Scène conventionnée, Armentières (FR), Pôle Sud - Centre de Développement chorégraphique, Strasbourg (FR), ICI—Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo, Montpellier (FR) supported by Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles — Service de la danse, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Grand Studio
Peeping Tom is one of the most succesful dance theatre companies in Europe. As the company manager, I was in charge of the strategy, global communication, finances, administration, HR, the relations with the funding authorities, the art institutions etc. Between 2013 and 2018, I managed the production and the world tours of award-winning productions 32 rue Vandenbranden (2009), A Louer (2012), Vader (Franck Chartier, 2014), Moeder (Gabriela Carrizo, 2016), as well as The Land (Gabriela Carrizo, 2015), a collaboration with Residenztheater in Münich, and the ADRIFT trilogy with NDT - Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague: The missing door (Gabriela Carrizo, 2013), The lost room (Franck Chartier, 2015), and The hidden floor (Franck Chartier, 2017).
As the company manager, I was in charge of the strategy, the communication, finances, administration, HR, the relations with the funding authorities and the art institutions, the international distribution etc. Between 2011 and 2012, I participated in the production of Messiah Run! (2012) that premiered in Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent) before touring in Belgium, France and Germany.
I am a proud Chairman of the Board of the performing arts management office Caravan Production.
I am an active Board member of LAPS production, the company behind Harold Henning's choreographic activity.
From 2006 to 2011, next to the administration and finances of the company, I have been coordinating all-round marketing campaigns for SAAB, Accor Group / Edenred ao.
From 2001 to 2005, I was assistant at Bernard Prévot and Véronique de Bellefroid's art gallery Aliceday (before: Damasquine). I coordinated exhibitions and represented the gallery at international art fairs.
In 2001, I graduated at the Université Libre de Bruxelles with a Master in journalism and communication and wrote a thesis about the performances of Joseph Beuys (under the direction of Pr. Jacques Sojcher). Parallel to my studies, I was a bartender at arts centres Beursschouwburg and Recyclart, where I met the exciting art scene of Brussels! I have been a DJ, held two radio shows on Radio Panik 105.4 FM (here are some podcasts), performed and collaborated with several artists (Aline Bouvy, John Gillis, Simona Denicolai, Ivo Provoost, Bruce Geduldig, collective Komplot, Martine Doyen, Kosten Koper, Stefan Dreher, Simon Backès and Loic Vanderstichelen ao) and was a coordinator for "Je me souviens: titre provisoire", an arts exhibition in the centre of Brussels curated by Véronique de Bellefroid. From 1997 to 2001, I have been collaborating as an editor/journalist for Jan Fabre's art meets science magazine Janus. In this frame, I had the pleasure of interviewing Louwrien Wijers (writer and Fluxus artist), Wim Vandekeybus (choreographer and film director), David Byrne (musician and producer), Rob La Frenais (The Arts Catalyst), Jacques Delcuvellerie (Groupov, theatre director), Pr. Dominique Van Neste (dermatologist), Johan Muyle (visual artist) and Carl Havelange (historian). Read one of the interviews here.