Claire Croizé (1979, France) graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2000. Her graduation project, Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne meure pas, was hailed by the French press as one of the discoveries of PARTS@PARIS. She quickly followed with the solo Blowing Up (2002) and the trio Runway #1 (2003). She started working under the support of wpZimmer (Antwerp) in 2006, and premiered at STUK (Leuven) with Affected, an internationally acclaimed performance consisting of three solos for three women on Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. This was also the first collaboration with Jan Maertens, her regular light designer. In 2009, she pursued her work on Mahler’s music with The Farewell, which won the prestigious Prix Jardin d’Europe.
During the 2011 Mahler Festival in CC Hasselt and the Festival van Vlaanderen in Kortrijk, she created a version with live music by the Oxalys ensemble. Claire also worked with live music, by the Belgian Baroque band B’Rock, for Vor deinem Thron, a solo on the last compositions of Bach (2010, Klarafestival / Kaaitheater). In 2012, she created Chant éloigné, a group piece based on music by composers of the Second Viennese School. Her 2014 production Primitive is an open air creation made with three young and talented dancers. In EVOL, Claire took a step into the world of pop music with music by David Bowie. Claire also gives workshops and has worked as a dancer for Caterina Sagna, Andy Deneys, Étienne Guilloteau, Hooman Sharifi, Jean-Luc Ducourt, Philippe Blanchard, Alexander Baervoets, Anabel Schellekens and Kris Verdonck.