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Ballets Confidentiels is a performance company bringing dance next to you.
Ever had a dance while buying your bread at the bakery? Or when having your well deserved beer in a pub? Or in a hotel, a museum, your favorite shop, in the streets or in your living room?
We believe dance is in all of us and that dance can happen everywhere, for everyone.
We believe that triggering curiosity and challenging our audience with an artistic intervention has a refreshing impact in daily live.
Ballets Confidentiels creates short, intense, surprising and sophisticated dance interventions that can be presented anywhere you can imagine.
In our artistic research we regularly invite artists from other art disciplines to collaborate with us. In doing so we have been collaborating with a mix of great artists such as: composers Jean-Luc Fafchamps, George Aperghis and Fabian Fiorini, jazz drummer João Lobo, mridangam percusionist B.C. Manjunath, sitar player Bert Cornelis, visual artist collective Schellekens & Peleman, artist Ante Timmermans and mathematician prof. Xavier Puerta Coll.
Ballets Confidentiels is: Johanne Saunier (choreographer/dancer), Ine Claes (choreographer/dancer), Meri Pajunpää (dancer) & Anouk Focquier (management)
Official website: Ballets Confidentiels
Johanne Saunier: Johanne Saunier has been a member of Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers’ contemporary dance company ‘Rosas’ since 1986. As a senior dancer, Johanne Saunier has since 1995 been teaching at ‘Rosas’ dance academy P.A.R.T.S. Since 1998 Johanne Saunier formed JOJI INC, together with Jim Clayburgh one of the founders of the New York based ‘The Wooster Group’.
Ine Claes: Ine Claes is formed at the ‘Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’. As a professional dancer she has been working with visual artists and choreographers like JOJI INC, Jacques Urbanska, Liesbeth Marit, Sara Claes and others.
Meri Pajunpää: Meri Pajunpää is a Finnish dancer who received her dance education at the ‘Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’. After graduating Meri danced for famous choreographers such as Itamar Serussi, Fransesco Scavetta, David Zamboro and Vera Tussing. She performened in many international festivals and performances, with choreographies such as ‘Surprised Body project’ (Scavetta), ‘Phenomena’ (Serussi) and ‘T-dance’ (Tussing).