Dancer, improviser and international pedagogue based in Paris, artistic director of Asphodèle Danses Envol, Claire Filmon has been dancing professionally since 1985.
In 1990, with a grant from the French Ministery of Culture, she travelled to theUnited States in order to study Horton technique with Bella Lewitzky and improvisation with Anna Halprin. Following this year of study, she developed her practice among the dancers of Trisha Brown’s company, completing it with contact improvisation, finally to invest herself in erformance-improvisation in Europe and in the U.S.A.
Since 1995, Claire Filmon has created and/or participated in improvisation performances with, among others, Barre Philips, Julyen Hamilton, Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, in such spaces as the Bastille Theater in Paris, the Bauhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Anvers, the Muider Poort Theater in Amsterdam, the Judson Church in New York, and the Mark Taper Auditorium in Los Angeles.
She is regularly invited to teach improvisation in festivals, universities, schools, in France, in Europe, as well as in Switzerland, Korea, Japan, and the U.S.A.
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