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Graduated from the CNDC in Angers in 1992. Since then, she is unfolding her path as dancer, improviser, choreographer and teacher. Figures that have influenced her are Fernand Schirren, Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson. Anouk danced for Michèle-Anne de Mey, Barbara Manzetti, and Yolanda Snaith. In 1998 she met Lisa Nelson and followed her “tuning scores” laboratories for many years. Anouk choreographed several soli. The last one, “Helium”, was created in residency in Charleroi/danses in 2008. During this phase she also adapted “Room”, a Deborah Hay solo. Since 2010, Anouk is involved in “phreatiques” a Julien Bruneau’s project that explores the intersection between dance, drawing and verbal thinking. She is currently setting “Visions, a research on poetic documentation based on Lisa Nelson work”. The documentation will take the form of an installation-performance and will be edited on a web site. The research will also design a movement pedagogy where documentation will be used as a reflexive tool to unfold movement composition and performance awareness. Anouk teaches for Rosas, Ultimavez, Michèle-Anne De mey, Pierre Droulers, Shioban Davis Dance Company, Candoco. She also works for P.A.R.T.S, Charleroi Dance, Contredanse, The Laban Center, and Independent Dance. She is involved in the development of the IDOCDE website, a database for contemporary dance education. She is a certified in Yoseido Shiatsu practitioner (Y. Kawada).



“Visions, a research on poetic documentation based on Lisa Nelson work”

By Anouk LLaurens and guests: Andrea Keiz, Julien Bruneau, Maya Dalinsky Sonia Si Ahmed, Laure Myers , Ariane Loze, Ana Stegnar, Eva Maes , Catherine Massin and Laura Karreman.

“Visions” is an original combination between movement, image, drawing, text and audio recordings. The research is interested in the translation of movement into multi-modal documentation, and in the articulation of these documents with each other’s in order to create poetic experiences. The whole proposal is based on Lisa Nelson’s ‘Tuning scores’1: It uses sensorial exploration to generate movement, inhibition to find new path and multiple points of views to document a shared event.

The object of “Visions” is the « eyes-hand coordination » which is the dialogue between the vision and the hands necessary to execute the simplest task. The documentation will present a possible interpretation of this subject from multiple and subjective points of view. All participating artists will practice all modes of documentation and will communicate their opinion to each other’s through their produced documents. Experiences will be reinvented with the help of different voices to create a polyphony that will give a sense of the initial global situation while presenting it in a new light.
The documentation will stand as an artistic proposal. It will first take the form of an installation-performance that will combine drawings, texts, video, audio recordings and live actions. It will later be edited on a website and propose composition workshop where multi-modal documentation will be used as a reflexive tool to unfold performance and composition consciousness.