Choreography Artistic Directions

Choreography is an important part of my work and development as an artist. I'm interested in the dancer's individuality, not only as a dancer but also as a human being. I believe that by using specific characters and abilities of the dancer, more interesting colors and qualities will appear in my choreographic work. I like to work in close collaboration with the artists, in order to create an atmosphere of trust. I believe the dialogue between dancer and choreographer is the most important step of the choreographic process.

I like to mix the dancer's own vocabulary, with my gestures. Though I know I don't revolutionize the whole world of contemporary dance, I try to bring new elements to it at my scale, by feeding my own choreographies with different qualities of movement and with each artists' sensibility. I like to take my inspiration through their body and way of moving, to see how it fits into my body, and how it would be changed, with new rhythm and energy.

Musicality is an essential part in my work. I believe that each movement has it's own musicality. This is why timing, rhythm and energy are very important to me. I like the movement to transcend what the music expresses. The movement doesn't need to follow exactly the rhythm and the melody, but it has to be in synergy. I like to challenge myself and find whether the music will be created through the movement, or if the movement will appear through the musical impulses.

The voice is also a part of the process of musicality. I think it's interesting to create a relation between voice and gesture. Words, can help the performer to challenge and surprise themselves. It will allow them to release oneself and develop a new way of behaving on stage. The timing can be totally changed according to the way the dancer will say their text . The voice can give the tone of a piece, and a clear direction of the sense of the choreography. It can add more colors, and highlights specific aspects of the movements.

 This is why I like a lot to work with improvisation. I think you are constantly being surprised with the result, and it allows us to get new creative ideas. Furthermore, improvisation helps me to develop theatrical aspects in dance by researching various ways of interpretation. I like to create a new character in the dancer's body, by still using their identity, and letting myself be surprised by the final product. I think improvisation is a fantastic way to go beyond your limits, and to not fall into a routine of movements, counts and expression.