His parents pushed Dimitri Jourde, born in Paris in 1975, at the age of 9 towards the circus school of Annie Fratellini hoping this would channel his energy and calm his reckless risk-taking. Initially taken as a playground, he discovered the world of circus and acrobatics.
He moved to Champigny sur Marne where he started his high school. There he discovered hip hop, breakdance and everything that goes with it.
He went on to study at the Ecole de Cirque de Rosny-sous-bois and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC), where he discovered contemporary dance, capoeira and followed some courses of Peter Doussaint which gave him the desire to persevere in this direction.
He graduated in 1998 with the show « C’est pour toi que je fais ça », directed by Guy Alloucherie and participated in the creation of the company « le Cirque Désaccordé ».
The year after he joins the dance company Kubilai Khan Investigations with whom he experimented and invented his own vocabulary through various techniques and encounters. He created with Kubilai: S.O.Y. (1999), Poko dance (2001), Mecanica Popular (2002) and Gyrations of barbarious tribes (2005).
He then created with François Verret : Chantier Musil (2003) and Sans Retour (2006); with Zéro Visibility Corp: It’s only a rehearsal (2003), I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me (2006), (im)possible (2011) and The Guest (2015) ; with Yoann Bourgeois : Celui Qui Tombe (2014); with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui : Apocrifu (2007) and Fractus V (2015) and with Martin Zimmerman : Hans was Heiri (2011), Ein zwei drei (2018) and Danse macabre (2021).
Together with Company MPTA, he created the solo XEBECHE in 2010 and in 2011 he assisted Mathurin Bolze in the creation process of UTOPISTES, a creation dedicated to the Théâtre des Célestins in Lyon.
He assisted Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on the movie Anna Karenine by Joe Wright in 2012. In 2019 he created DEAL in collaboration with Jean-Batiste André.
Jourde bor i Frankrike og Norge og kommer til MERGE NORGE med gjestespillet Dance Macabre (Zimmerman) den 17. og 18. november på Bærum kulturhus. Se trailer og les om Dance Macabre her.
Se festivalprogram og les om MERGE NORGE her.