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With Chant éloigné Claire Croizé is back on stage with a group piece: four other female dancers accompany her in this production which uses movement as the primary motor of creation.

Chant éloigné

Claire Croizé

Together, Croizé and her dancers explore the early 20th century, a shifting period characterized by indecision and aesthetic change. In Chant éloigné Claire Croizé researches the concept of “ending”. Not only the end of an era (the 19th century) or the end of an artistic and musical movement (Romanticism), but also the ending of movement. Can you build up a performance with only final scenes and the intensity of last movements, where each scene is constantly related to the abandon of the group and of the space? Does not every end contain a new beginning?

On a musical level the end of Romanticism definitely announces the beginning of Modernism. Webern’s and Schönberg’s early works are in a late Romantic style: they try to get rid of Romantic structure and patterns, but still keep some traces of it. At the same time the atonality, instability and fragmentation of the music reveal their unquestionable longing for a new era. Debussy’s music, known for its sensory component and its impressionism, also marks the transition to the modern era. Chant éloigné moves in the dimension of music that lies beyond the hearing and with those movements beyond the end that announces something to come.


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Claire Croizé
Claire Croizé, Claire Godsmark, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Liz Kinoshita and Lisa Gunstone
Light Design
Jan Maertens
Artistic advice
Etienne Guilloteau
Musical advice
Alain Franco
Britt Angé
Action Scénique
Financial Management
Karolien Derwael/Klein Verzet
Production manager and distribution
Cinzia Maroni
Kunstencentrum STUK/30CC, Kunstencentrum BUDA in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Kortrijk, Jardin d’Europe
Presented in
Belgium: Leuven (STUK/30CC), Hasselt (CC), Neerpelt (Takt Dommelhof), Beveren (cc Ter Vesten), Geel (de Werft), Bruges (December Dance), Kortrijk (Schouwburg); France: Armentières (Le Vivat), Echirolles (La Rampe / Concours Reconnaissance)
With the support of the Flemish Community and the Culture programme of the European Union
"… Chant éloigné offers a rich variety of musical and choreographic impressions, with beautiful interpretations by Liz Kinoshita, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Lisa Gunstone, Claire Godsmark and Claire Croizé herself."
Pieter T’Jonck, De Morgen, Dec 2012
"Chant éloigné by Claire Croizé is a dance as colorful, marvellous and uncomprehensible as a sunset."
Els Van Steenberghe, Knack, Jan 2013
The Round

Claire Croizé

Our solo

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau


Claire Croizé

Duet for two string trios

Claire Croizé

Retour Amont: le Rêve

Etienne Guilloteau & Ictus

Flowers (we are)

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion


Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau with Pluto-ensemble


Claire Croizé