Claire Croizé

Claire Croizé was born in France in 1979 and graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2000.

For her productions Affected (2006) and The Farewell (2009) she took her inspiration from the music of Gustav Mahler. For the solo The Farewell, set on The Song of the Earth and on the 3rd movement of the 9th Symphony, Claire was awarded the Prix Jardin d'Europe, a prize for young choreographers, in 2009.

In 2010, the KlaraFestival and the Kaaitheater invited Claire to create the solo Vor deinem Thron, accompanied live by the Belgian baroque orechestra B’Rock on the last compositions of Bach.

In January 2012, Claire, together with Etienne Guilloteau and Alain Franco, created Mouvement pour quatuor for the danceXmusic 2, a joint production by De Munt/La Monnaieand and the P.A.R.T.S. school. With 8 students from the research cycle they made a piece set to a string quartet composed by Anton Webern that was played live during the performance.

In December 2012 Claire premiered Chant éloigné, a group piece based on music by the composers of the Second Viennese School.

Next to her own artistic work, Claire has worked as a dancer for Caterina Sagna, Andy Deneys, Etienne Guilloteau, Hooman Sharifi, Jean-Luc Ducourt, Philippe Blanchard, Alexander Baervoets, Anabel Schellekens and Kris Verdonck. In 2013 she will join Etienne Guilloteau’s new creation Synopsis of a battle.

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