Discovering new dreamworlds and, through movement, sharing them with everyone. Dancer and choreographer Claire Jeannot has let words be her guide since her university days. Since completing her bachelor’s degree in dance (performance option) at UQAM (2015), she has continued to refine her technique and artistic sensibility while travelling far and wide. From France (bachelor’s in Art and Culture) to Italy (Art Factory International program) to Australia, where she presented the performance installation Here, Elsewhere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2019), Claire has remained committed to kinesthetic empathy as a vehicle for sharing and communication.
As a little girl, she loved climbing trees, and so she was eager to enter the world of vertical or aerial dance on walls in 2021. Armed with a wealth of experience in floorwork, improvisation, somatic methods, ballet and yoga, she embarked on new creative endeavours as co-artistic director with Geneviève Lauzon in 2022.
Her work is ambivalent, featuring ethereal gestures and yet firmly anchored in its environment. It was presented at the visual arts exhibition Fatale Art in 2021, Livart in 2018 and the Festival des Arts de Ruelle (FAR) in 2020 and 2021. At the latter festival she received the CDA prize (2020) and RAR prize (2021). She has also been a performer, including for Compagnie Le Black Hole — Art chorégraphique (LBH) in Montreal since 2015, for the projects of Chloé Bourdages Roy in 2017 and for Claudia Chan Tak in 2018. She is the co-choreographer of Corps Communs (LBH), presented at the St-Ambroise Fringe Festival in June 2022.
Claire is inquisitive and passionate, and she quickly embraced in situ performance. The approach intensifies the artist’s presence in the moment and builds connections with the audience. She also works in cultural outreach through her administrative position with Agence CAPAS and the Une École montréalaise pour tous program with Système D/Dominique Porte in 2022.