Johanne Saunier

Dancer & choreographer

She danced for more then 12 years for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas) with who she still collaborates as assistant, rehearsal master.

 

In 1998 she created JOJI INC with Jim Clayburgh, one of the founders of New York based The Wooster Group. JOJI INC received an award Seine Saint Denis/ Bagnolet in Paris in 2000, tours internationally and gets praised and honoured in many countries. Johanne also collaborated with an extensive list of artists and producers, such as Guy Cassiers, Georges Aperghis, composer or video maker Kurt d’Haeseleer, Ictus Ensemble, Luc Bondy, opera singer Nathalie Dessay, François Sarhan, Quatuor Diotima, Sybille Wilson, Jean Francois Sivadier.

 

 

 

She founded Les Ballets Confidentiels with Ine Claes performing their short pieces all terrain, with no or little technic, mostly outside of the conventional scenes. 2018 She directed her first opera with 210 kids to the music of Arhtur Lavandier « La légende du Roi Dragon» in opera de Lille