Claire Huber: Guest artist at Kinitiras
photo: Felix Moy
Claire Huber will be at Kinitiras as a guest artist from 22/4/2018 until 4/5/2018. She will work with members of Kinitiras company on the idea of Rebirth.
“… and then we knew it was wind.”
Our first birth: suddenly, after months of living in liquids, we are being born, and the air invades the lungs and we shout! The beginning of life amongst the airs. Amongst the winds. The winds takes us away: fortunes and disfortunes, tempest of crisis throwing us to the ground, breath cut short out of fright, gasps of joy, panting of overwhelming, soft breeze of a flourishing summer of our lives, sighs of relieve, retained breathing while waiting for… The winds of our life are inside and outside. The ancient Greeks and Chinese took it very seriously, paying attention to the diversity of winds, dry and humid, northern or southern, warm, or cold, etc. and understanding them as essential elements that affect our bodies and our moods. Far from a superstition, they have materialized the modulations of the continuum between the interior and the exterior of our bodies.
Can we breathe a second birth? A rebirth from which we find our autonomy amongst the winds. From which we can trust the capacity of the body not only to go by winds, but also to stand by winds, and to breathe according to our own rhythm, our own dance…
Claire Huber, born 1987 in Paris, France, is working as a dancer, a choreographer and a poet. She is presently studying in P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (curriculum Choreography), where she is pursuing a research on rhythm and breath in movement, voice and composition. While studying philosophy (MA) in Paris, she was involved in theater companies before pursuing her education in physical theatre and mime in Paris and creating her own theater pieces (collectif les Arcans). From theatre, she retained a strong attention for the clarity of intentions and of address. She then got fully engaged in dance, working with Cynthia Briggs, and studying contemporary dance in Berlin where she combined it with somatic and anatomical studies (mostly Laban/Bartenieff and Klein technique), having a special interest for the fluidity of the movement, and how to achieve great amplitude with precision. She has been taking part as a dancer in performances by choreographers such as Rakesh Sukesh, Marco Ferreira da Silva, Luke Jessop among others; as choreographer, she created group pieces (Another Ode to Joy, Festival bairro em festa, Lisbon, 2017, Im Lande der Zauberei, Tanzfabrik, Berlin, 2013…) and solos (Vents de face, Ljubljana, 2016, mentored by Milan Tomasik), and collaborated with visual artists (Eva Kotatkova, Berlin, Cowhouse studio, Ireland) and with musicians (orchestra Amadeo, Slovenia), and was invited as a resident artist in Kinitiras, Athens in 2016.