Etienne Guilloteau & Claire CroizéPRINT THIS PAGE
Like many young choreographers, they settled in Brussels. After their studies they were both supported by WP Zimmer in Antwerp and first collaborated in 2007 for the video installation/performance Dido. In 2008, they founded the structure Action Scénique together with performance artist Nada Gambier. During the next eight years, Claire and Etienne would continue to intensify their collaboration. Together with Alain Franco they created Mouvement pour quatuor (2012), a performance for eight dancers with live music by Quatuor MP4. Claire danced in several of Etienne’s choreographies, such as Skènè (2004), Tres Scripturae (2010) and Synopsis of a Battle (2013), and has most recently assisted him with Zeit-Bild (2015), Feu (2015) and The Diamond Sea (2016), while Etienne assisted Claire with the dramaturgy of a.o. The Farewell (2009), Vor deinem Thron (2010), Chant éloigné (2012), Primitive (2014) and EVOL (2016).
In 2016 Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau continue their close professional relationship under the name ECCE. In this new constellation, they work as two individual choreographers with their own artistic language, but from a shared philosophy and a shared expertise. Often, their work can be situated on the intersection between dance and music, especially live music, which plays a prominent role in their choreography. They have collaborated with several national and international music ensembles and venues (B’Rock, Oxalys, MP4, Zwerm, The Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, oenm etc.). Etienne has, moreover, developed a close collaboration with pianist and musical director Alain Franco. With ECCE, Claire and Etienne continue to explore the relationship between (live) music and dance as house artists of Concertgebouw Brugge for the period 2017-2021.