Claude Brumachon

(b. 1959)

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(b Rouen, 2 May 1959)

French dancer, choreographer and director. He studied at the Fine Arts School and performed with Ballet de la Cité (1978–80), Christine Gérard (1980–1), and Karine Saporta (1982). His independent career as a choreographer dates back to the research group he founded with Benjamin Lamarche in 1981, which developed into a performing ensemble in 1984. From 1992 he was co-director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, with Lamarche, where his company continues to be based. His style is athletic and occasionally physically punishing. His works, many created in collaboration with Lamarche, have often been performed in non-theatrical spaces including museums, castles, even on a submarine base (Emigrants, 1993). Recent works include Icare (mus. Bruno Billadon), Rebelles (2001), and Phobos (2007). His works for other companies include Féline for the Paris Opera (1989).

http://www.ccnn-brumachonlamarche.com Website for CCN de Nantes and the Brumachon company

Subjects: Dance.

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