Anouk Froidevaux is a Canadian-Swiss dance artist, choreographer, educator and coach, performing in renowned theatres and festivals across Europe and internationally for 18+ years.
Her process-based artistic research addresses the human body a point of intersection between themes around identity, nature, and contemporary society; a meeting point where past, present, and future converge. Her work addresses a need to restore balance within ourselves, our communities and with nature. Her solo “Body and Belonging,” premiered in 2019 at DOCK11 in Berlin, and performed in February, 2020 at Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. Her latest project, “Lament for a Dying World,” is grounded in her exploration of movement and voice, adding a new dimension to her creative process, working with film. Born out of a DanceLab interdisciplinary residency at The Dance Centre and supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Anouk collaborated with Toronto-based filmmaker Daniel Froidevaux, Vancouver-based filmmaker Milena Salazar, and Lisbon-based sound designer Sérgio Milhano, creating an experimental dance film for digital platforms and select festivals.
Anouk’s artistic practice includes performing in major productions with Constanza Macras/DorkyPark, El Conde de Torrefiel, durational performances by Ari Benjamin Meyers, as well as choreographing and performing in interactive performance installations by Enrica Beccalli.
A passionate educator since 2014, Anouk teaches a variety of professionals and amateurs, sharing her extensive knowledge in dance, movement, and expressive arts, as well as being certified in the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® method. In 2018, she studied with dance pioneers, Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin at Tamalpa Institute in California, learning the Life/Art Process®. She gives workshops in such cities as Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, and Vancouver, as well as private and collective classes both in person and online.