Claire Filmon

Year of starting to practice
Year of starting to teach
Claire Filmon

Claire Filmon is artistic director of Asphodèle Danses Envol. Improvisational dance artist and pedagogue based in Paris, she has been dancing professionally since 1985. After a training in classical dance, she approached the Cunningham technique. In 1988, she opened towards new movement techniques (Bartenieff, Feldenkrais, F. Alexander and Body Mind Centering methods). In 1990, she spent a year in the United States studying Horton with Bella Lewitzky and improvisation with Anna Halprin. She then developed her practice with Trisha Brown's dancers in Europe and the United States. Since 1995, she has been creating or participating in improvisational performances including Barre Phillips, Julien Hamilton, Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson in places such as the Théâtre Bastille in Paris, the Bauhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin, the MAMCO in Geneva, the Linna Theater in Tallinn, the Judson Church in New York or the Mark Taper Auditorium in Los Angeles. She is regularly invited by many festivals, schools and universities in France, Europe and Switzerland, South Korea, Japan as in North and South America.

Significant teachers
Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Anna Halprin