Louise Chardon has devoted her life to dance and the study of movement for over 30 years. After graduating from the Paris Conservatory, she first developed as a dancer with international companies (Ballet National du Canada, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Batsheva Dance Company, and Plan-K/Charleroi Danses), then with independent choreographers (Andy Degroat, Eddy Malhem, Frederic Lescure, Anya Hempel, Felix Ruckert, and Ugo Dehaes). In 2007, she embarked on her own creative process. With Luk Van den Dries, she founded AndWhatBeside(s)Death and CarWash Theatre, a platform and development site for the performing arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Together they create several performance projects: Ay ̈n, Sensorama, I-less-ness, Lab-Project, Vortex, Fenestra Ovalis, W∞M, Clair-Obscur and co-produce projects by artists such as Lisbeth Gruwez, Sidney Leoni and Silvia Costa. For over 20 years, Louise has specialized in the study of the deep sensory capacities of the being and how the subconscious expresses itself through movement. She primarily applies her research to her visual and performance art approach and shares it through her educational and therapeutic approach. She has developed 2 unique embodied practices: – Motional, a choreographic language based on spirals and natural movement patterns in relation to the underlying motility of body fluids and tissues; – Myofascia-Respiration, a fine listening method for deep attunement and alignment of the body/subtle self. Louise is recognized by the French National Education as a Certified Contemporary Dance (DE) Teacher and Certified Practitioner in Body-Mind Centering®. She has been incorporating Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement and Yoga for over 20 years.
Artistic director and founder of Circo VagaMundo. Born in Germany of emigrant parents, Leo Lobo returns to Portugal, where he studied Environmental Education and worked with children and young people in the Natural and Environmental Read more…