Claire Croizé

Nationality: FR
Current Residency: BE
Generation: 3 | 1997-2000
Last Update: February 14, 2013

Claire Croizé was born in France in 1979 and graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2000 with Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne meure pas. Her first solo creation, Blowing up (PACT Zollverein, Essen) was a high point of the Junge Hunde Festival in Antwerpen and toured internationaly. In 2003, Claire created the site-specific piece Runway#1 with Mariana Garzon Garcia and Etienne Guilloteau, commissioned by the festival Off Limits in Dortmund (Germany)Under the support of wpZimmer (Antwerpen), she premiered with Affected (STUK,2006) 3 soli set on the Kindertotenlieders of Gustav Mahler and performed by Varinia Canto Vila, Claire Godsmark and Mariana Garzon Garcia. In 2007,the Art Center Monty (Antwerpen) commissioned Etienne Guilloteau and Claire the video-installation Dido.In 2008, she created with Nada Gambier and Etienne Guilloteau their own association, Action Scénique, based in Antwerpen.
In September 2009, Claire pursued her work on Gustav Mahler's music with the solo The Farewell (Vooruit) set on The Song of the Earth and on the 3rd movement of the 9th symphony. The Farewell won the Prix Jardin d'Europe during the Working Title Festival (Brussels,2009) and a new version of the solo accompanied live by the ensemble Oxalys was made in 2011.
In 2010, the Klarafestival and the Kaaitheater invited Claire to create Vor deinem Thron set on The Art of the Fugue and on The Musical Offering of J.S Bach and accompanied live by the Belgian baroque band B'Rock.
In January 2012, under the frame of the danceXmusic, a collaboration between De Munt/La Monnaie and P.A.R.T.S, she co-created with Etienne Guilloteau and Alain Franco for eight students of the research cycle Mouvement pour quatuorset on the String quartet 1905 composed by Anton Webern. Last December 2012, Claire premiered with a new group piece, Chant éloigné (CC30/STUK, Leuven) danced with Claire Godsmark, Lisa Gunstone, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Liz Kinoshita. Musically, the piece travels back to the beginning of the Modernism with some works from Schoenberg, Webern, Berg and Debussy. Since 2006, Claire regularly collaborates with the light designer Jan Maertens and with Etienne Guilloteau for the dramaturgy. Next to her own artistic work, Claire has been performing (among others) for Etienne Guilloteau in Skènè (2004) and Tres Scripturae (2010). She will also join his new creation 2013 Synopsis of a Battle. In the past years, Claire also performed with a two dogs company/Kris Verdonck in both productions I/II/III/IIII and END.

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