— Action Scénique
Between 2008 and 2016 Action Scénique represented the choreographic work of Claire Croizé, Étienne Guilloteau and Nada Gambier. From 2017 onwards, Nada, Claire and Etienne part ways, as friends, due to a growing divergence in the nature of their work and their productional needs. More info on their previous and current works can be found on their new websites. Nada has founded her own vzw, Nada & Co., a structure that actively develops contexts within which experimental projects can take place and which draws attention to the diversity and the collaborative aspect of her artistic practice (www.nadagambier.be). Etienne and Claire, on the other hand, continue their close collaboration under a new name, ECCE,
where they work as two individual choreographers with their own artistic language, but from a shared expertise and a shared philosophy. Music, especially live music, plays aprominent role in their work. The philosophy of ECCE is about movement and physicality; their aim is to show thedancer as a concrete physical individual. (www.ec-ce.be). Claire, Etienne and Nada's history together started at at P.A.R.T.S., Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's dance school. As many young choreographers tend to do, they remained in Brussels after their education. Apart from their participation in national and international projects by other artists, all three of them immediately started to develop their own work in WP Zimmer, a workplace for
dance in antwerp. The artistic advisor and partner in crime. A shared artistic stance, a shared way of developing material, shared thoughts on dance and performance led to the creation of their own company: Action Scénique. Azione Scenica is a term from the opera world,used for the first time by Luigi Lamberti in the 18th century, to express a rupture with the traditional opera of earlier times: away from the narrative and illusiory drama and back to the here and now of the stage. Keep updated about Nada Gambier's and ECCE's activities on their new websites: www.nadagambier.be and www.ec-ce.be.
Nada Gambier was born in Finland in 1980. She studied dance at The Place in London before joining the second cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels from 2000 to 2002.
Claire Croizé was born in France in 1979, and graduated from P.A.R.T.S in 2000. She started to develop her own artistic project during her last year at school.