Ondine Cloez 

Residency: Vacances Vacance
18/12/2017 > 7/01/2018Studio

Vacances Vacance is a solo, a monologue, a dance. The starting point of Ondine Cloez’ performance is the desire to recreate in a studio setting the feeling she experiences during a holiday: a feeling of peace and gratification. With a little exaggeration, one might call it a state of grace. Her first attempts failed of course: ‘working on the concept of holiday’ is a contradiction in itself. But along the way, Cloez came across some dance movements that brought her closer to emptiness, silence, death and grace. And just like that, by a detour, she ended where she had started.

Première: 25/01/2018 – Vivat La Danse!? (Armentières)

Ondine Cloez (1979) is a dancer and performer. After classical ballet studies in Grenoblen she studied at P.A.R.T.S. and ex.e.r.ce in Montpellier. She worked with Laurent Pichaud, Mathilde Monnier, Linda Samaraweerova, Randy Carreno, Laure Bonicel, Rémy Héritier, Marcos Simoes, Sara Manente, Grand Magasin, Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger, and Loïc Touzé. In 2008 she created the video Some Performances and the project Grand Tourists, both together with Sara Manente and Michiel Reynaerts. Vacances Vacance is her first own performance.

Creation and performance: Ondine Cloez – Lighting design: Vic Grevendonk – Dramaturgy and text advice: Marine Bestel – Outside eye: Sara Manente, Sabine Macher – Production: Entropie Production – C-oproduction: CDC Ateliers de Paris (Vincennes), CCN Orléans, Le Vivat / Scène conventionnée d’Armentières, Musée de la Danse (CCN de Rennes), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Charleroi Danse, La Bellone / Maison du Spectacle (Brussel), wpZimmer (Antwerp) – Supported by: Gymnase - CDC Roubaix


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