Dmytro Grynov is a Ukrainian dance artist based in Berlin, Germany. Dmytro works in the field of contemporary dance, performing arts, cinematography, pedagogy and choreography.

As a dance artist, Dmytro has performed in numerous projects in both theater and film productions across Europe working with a wide range of dance companies and independent freelance artists. One of the most interesting collaborations has been with dancers from companies such as the Batsheva Dance Company (Guy Shomroni, Erez Zohar, Yaniv Abraham), Göteborgsoperans Danskompani (Jim de Block) and Ultima Vez (Sebastian Mente Maligna, Maria Kolegova), Sasha Waltz & Guests, Shifft (Jasper van Luijk), Unusual symptoms/Theater Bremen, Bodytalk, XX Tanz Theater, X Filme , SKY Television, Every Friday among others.

As a filmmaker Dmytro created short movie “I goIŋdeepe/andence” which has won Second prize at festival Cinedanza (Modena, Italy) and has successfully being presented at various film festivals such as SansSouci Festival (Colorado, USA), Dare to dance in Public (Los Angeles, USA), Land Art Moving Biennial (Agueda, Portugal), Quinzena de Danca de Almada (Almada, Portugal) amongst others. Dmytro’s last short movie production “Shell Shock O’K” was supported by funding program “Tanz Digital” by Dachverband Tanz and will be presented in the second half of 2024.

As an emerging choreographer, Dmytro Grynov has created several dance works for international festivals in frame of artistic residencies. Most renowned of them are Malta International Arts Festival (Valletta, Malta), Skanes Dance Theater (Malmo, Sweden), Devir Capa Performing arts center (Faro, Portugal), Klub Zak (Gdansk, Poland), Scena tance Studio (Warsaw, Poland),Summer Studios PARTS (Brussels, Belgium), Tanztendenz (Munich, Germany) amongst others.

His solo work (Dis)connect was supported by residencies at Skanes Dance Theater (Malmo, Sweden) and DeVIR Capa performing arts center (Faro, Portugal) and successfully presented at the festivals “10 Sentidos” (Valencia, Spain), “Platform 14” & “Dance Slam” (Berlin, Germany), “EuroScene Leipzig/Ubuntu Connection” (Leipzig, Germany), Encuentros De Devir (Faro, Portugal), Danzad Danzad Malditos (Pamplona, Spain).

Dmytro’s choreographic researches “Shell Shock O’K” was supported in 2022 by funding programs Joint Adventures NPN Stepping Out, Neustart Kultur, BKM and independent dance theater Schwankhalle Bremen and premiered in DancePlatforma festival (Montpellier, France) in January 2023.

Dmytro’s new production “Homecoming”, which has been premiered in November 2023 was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste “Take Heart” funding program, Draussenstadt “Call for action” funding program, Foundation for Cultural Further Education and Cultural Advice & Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion in Berlin, Germany.

From the educational perspective, Dmytro is the founder and creator of the movement practice “Free Limits”, which is one of the main pillars for his profound choreographic work. He has taught his “Free Limits” practice in various professional dance institutions throughout Europe, including Tanzraum Wedding, Dock 11, Tanzfabrik, Dart Studios, Cie Toula Limnaios (Berlin, Germany); K3 Tanzplan, Contemporary Dance School of Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Tanz Netzwerk (Bremen, Germany), 4 für tanz (Leipzig, Germany), EBC Danza (Valencia, Spain), DeVIR Capa Performing Arts Center (Faro, Portugal), Cité des Arts – Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Montpellier (Montpellier, France), Caro Dance Theater (Siedlce, Poland), Aura Dance Theater (Kaunas, Lithuania); Zahadance, Academy of Visual Arts, Laboratoriya teatra (Kharkiv, Ukraine); Teploobmen, Metamorphosis, Pro Contemporary (Kyiv, Ukraine); Proaction (Dnipro, Ukraine). The list of dance institutions interested in the “Free Limits” method is growing every year.