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ALICE CHAUCHAT

Alice Chauchat is a dance practitioner based in Berlin since 2001. Most of her activities revolve around dance and range from dancing to choreographing to teaching to supporting peers to making up frames for being and acting together to writing to pondering in practice on politics and ethics of togetherness in and outside a dance studio.


After studying in Lyon's C.N.S.M and at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, she co-founded the collective B.D.C. together with Thomas Plischke, Martin Nachbar and Hendrik Laevens (1999-2001). Between 2001 and 2009 Alice created performances alone and in collaboration, investigating notions of historical inscription (Quotation marks me, 2001) performativity (A Number of Classics in the Age of Performance, collaboration with Vera Knolle, 2003), female representation in the arts ( J'aime with Anne Juren in 2004, Crystalll with Alix Eynaudi in 2005 The Breast Piece (praticable) with Frédéric Gies in 2008) and the porous border between sensation, imagination and representation (The Love Piece and Collective sensations (praticable) in 2009).

As a dancer / performer / artistic collaborator, Alice worked, among others, with Xavier Le Roy, Mårten Spångberg, Tino Sehgal, Juan Dominguez and Jennifer Lacey. Alice took part in the development of numerous choreographic projects and platforms for knowledge production and exchange in the performing arts such as PAF,  everybodystoolbox.net,  "praticable" and nobody's business.

2010-2012 she co-directed Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, a centre for artistic research in the Paris outskirts, together with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Grégory Castéra. After spending a few years mostly in dance studios, developing dance scores around notions of companionship, alterity and approximation as modes of co-presence while revisiting the various collective structures she had been engaged in, Alice presented those in a lecture performance called Togethering, a Group Solo (2015) and still continues working on similar scores.

Her performances have been presented in more than 15 countries, including Beursschouwburg Brussels/Belgium; Links Hall Chicago/USA; ImPulsTanz and Tanzquartier Vienna/Austria; MDT and Weld Stocklholm/Sweden; Tanz Im August, Berlin/Germany; MacBa, Barcelona/Spain.

Since 2005, Alice has been teaching in numerous artist-run contexts as well as universities. At ImPulsTanz Vienna Alice also hosted “Teachback” together with Jennifer Lacey, an experimental space of exchange and undoing for dance artists who teach.

In 2015 Alice graduated from the Amsterdam Master in Choreography, and is now engaging a doctoral research on relational subjectivities in dance. She is currently a guest professor in HZT Berlin (2017-19).