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Private low quality video but the only one of a dear memory | Artifact from William Forsythe | 2000 with the National Spanish Company
Gargouilles & Chimères | 2021 with DFW
Catherine Habasque was born in Paris
Freelance dancer, choreographer, director and producer
Founder and president of Dancers For the World / DFW – https://dfw-ch.com/
Co-artistic director of “New Classic in Sudhaus”
Freelance stager for Nacho Duato
Certified Gyrotonic Trainer
Nominations and Awards
– Gold Medal in Concours International de Danse d’Arcachon
– “Best dancer of the year” Deutscher Kritikerumfrage 2007
– Finalist of the “Fedora prize for Opera and Ballet 2014” for her project “Crystal Tears” with Andreas Scholl.
Principal Dancer and Soloist in
— Théâtre du Rond Point,Paris, Direction Jean Louis Barrault
— Bonn Ballett, Direction Peter van Dyck
— Europa Ballet, Direction Jorge Donn
— Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Direction Maurice Béjart
— Tanz Forum, Direction Jochen Ulrich
— Compañia Nacional de Danza, Direction Nacho Duato
— Ballett Basel, Direction Richard Wherlock
Worked with and performed works from
— Nacho Duato
— Maurice Béjart
— Jean-Louis Barrault
— Jiri Kylian
— Mats Ek
— William Forsythe
— Ohad Naharin
— Nicolo Fonte
— Patrick Delcroix
— Martino Muller
— Opera de Paris
— Lincoln Center New York
— Bellas Artes Mexico
— Staatsoper Berlin
— Teatro Real Madrid
— Teatro de la Fenice
— Bunkai Kaikan Tokyo
— Herode atticus Athenes
— Bayerisches Staatoper München
UPCOMING and BIOGRAPHY
June: “White Clouds” New creation with the pianist Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi – Interpretation and Direction (Date to come)
(More to come)
April 4th to 9th: Gala “Pas de deux” in Genova Theatro Carlo Felice – Master classes
April 11th: Creation of “New Classic in Sudhaus” – Co-artistic director
“Gargouilles et Chimères” in Berlin – Interpretation and Direction (Date to come)
September 22nd and 23rd: “Of Crystal and Smoke… et de petits bouts de ficelles ne servant pas à grand chose“ in Basel (New Production) – Interpretation and Direction
“Lumières”(Working title) with the countertenor Thomas Lichtenecker (New Production) – Interpretation and Direction (Date to come)
Refugee camps in Kurdistan with Dancers For the World and the Bring Hope Foundation (Date to come)
(More to come)
February 1st: “Folias” with Beatriz Blanco (Cello) in Paris – Interpretation and Direction
March: Lesbos with Dancers For the World – rescheduled
April: Kurdistan – Dancers for the World in association with the Bring Hope Foundation – rescheduled
Juli 1st.: Online opening of “DFW & Guests”, a platform of courses around Theater and Stage Professions. https://dfw-ch.com/events/yourcourses/
November 20 & 21: “Les D.” (New production) in Basel – Interpretation and Direction
Jan. 13th: “Folias” with Beatriz Blanco (Cello) in Basel – Interpretation and direction
March: Lesbos, refugee camps with Dancers For the World
May 12: Swiss TV SRF1 program about DFW’s work in Lesbos
June 7: DfW’s “The Ceremony” – New production – Interpretation and direction
Juli 6: Swiss TV RSI program about DFW’s work in Lesbos
Juli 20: Festival Rosenhof (DE) – Guest artist
August: Ballet in the Kibera Slums (Kenya) with Dancers For the World
October 5th. : DfW’s “The Ceremony” in Zürich
November 23rd / December 15th. : DfW’s “Swanns” – New production – Interpretation and Direction
December 2nd. : “Folias” with Beatriz Blanco – Private performance
February : München with the Bayerisches Ballet 2 – Rehearsal director for “Jardi Tancat” from Nacho Duato
March: Guest choreographer Jae Duk Kim in Basel
April: Palermo, Teatro Massimo – Stages “Duende” from Nacho Duato
Mai 4th.: Dfw’s “Step off” First edition – Guest choreographer: Jae Duk Kim “Ha-ki” (Creation) – Catherine Habasque “In her head” (Creation)
Mai: Lesbos with Dancers For the World
Juli: Cambodia with Dancers For the World
Sept. 20: DFW private show Klingental Basel
Sept. 29: Dfw’s “Step off” in Zürich – Choreography / dance / artistic direction
Oct. 17: Dfw’s performance within the Architekturtage in Basel
Nov. 18: Premiere Dfw’s “Unterwelt” in Basel – Direction, dance and choreography http://dfw-ch.com/events/unterwelt/
Nov. 24: Dfw’s “Unterwelt” in Basel – Direction, dance and choreography http://dfw-ch.com/events/unterwelt/
Dec. 1st: Dfw’s “Einige Todsünden” in Basel – Direction, dance and choreography http://dfw-ch.com/events/dfws-einige-todsunden-a-few-deadly-sins-next-performance-dec-1st-2018/
Dec. 8th: “Folias” with Beatriz Blanco (Cello) in Paris – Interpretation and direction
April 2nd: Creation “Einige Todsünden” for DFW – Interpreter, director and choreographer http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/einige-todsunden/
June 10th: Reprise “ELLE entre chien et loup” with DFW (Creation November 2016) – Interpreter, director and choreographer http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/elle-2/
June 11th to June 24th: Seoul with the Universal Ballet – Rehearsal director for “Duende” from Nacho Duato
September: München with the Bayerisches Ballet 2 – Rehearsal director for “Jardi Tancat” from Nacho Duato
October 1st: Reprise “Einige Todsünden” with DFW (Creation April 2017) http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/einige-todsunden/
November: Meret Schlegel and Kilian Haselbeck in the Philippines for DFW during the Chinese tour of http://cie-zeitsprung.ch.
November 21st to 24th: München with the Bayerisches Ballet 2 – Rehearsal director for “Jardi Tancat” from Nacho Duato
March : “If music be the food of love” for Dfw’s – Director, choreographer and interpreter http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/dfw-event-if-music-be-the-food-of-love/
May: she stages “Por vos muero” of Nacho Duato in the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires.
Juli – August: DfW sponsors the trip of one of his members in a school in the Indian Himalaya (http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/school-in-india/)
August – September: Bayerische Staatsballett 2 München (Staging Jardi Tancat from Nacho Duato)
September: DfW in Georgia (http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/tskaltubo-again/)
October: DfW in Philippines – Two weeks with abused and disavantaged children (http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/abused-disavantaged-children-association-cameleon/)
November 27th: “Elle entre chien et loup” for Dfw’s in Elisabethenkirche Basel. (http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/elle-2/) – Director, choreographer and interpreter
December: International Dance Festival Madrid en Danza “Variations sur le thème de Traviata” (http://www.madrid.org/madridendanza/2016/violetta.html)
January: Creation of Dancers for the World / Dfw’s in Basel, Switzerland http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/
April: International Dance Day 2015 http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/events/basel-international-dance-day-2015/
August: she stages “Jardi Tancat” for the Bayerische Staatsballet 2 (München – Germany)
September: DfW in Tskaltubo (Georgia) – Two weeks with refugees in cooperation with the Artasfoundation. http://www.dancersfortheworld.org/tskaltubo-georgia-september-2015/
November: Creation of “Variations sur le thème de Traviata” with the countertenor Thomas Lichtenecker. – Director, choreographer and interpreter https://catherine-habasque.ch/violetta-simone-et-moi-variations-sur-le-theme-de-traviata/
March: she stages “Por vos muero” from Nacho Duato in the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet.
April: she works with the Universal Ballet in Seoul staging “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness” from Nacho Duato.
June: Creation of “And I heard somebody crying…” for the Tanzart Ost West Festival
Juli: Stage d’été à l’atelier Montchat à Lyon
September: Bayerische Staatsoper 2.
Dezember: her project “Crystal Tears” with the countertenor Andreas Scholl is finalist of the International Fedore Prize for Opera and Ballet
BIOGRAPHY and PAST PROJECTS
CATHERINE HABASQUE was born in Paris where she studies ballet and litterature.
She starts taking ballet lessons with Florence de la Villegeorges and Michelle Grimaud and receives professional education from renowned teachers like Gilbert Mayer and Raymond Franchetti. She later studies Graham technic with Flora Cushman. During those years she earns various prices including a gold medal in the Concours international d’Arcachon where the jury is composed by the prominent French ballet figures (Serge Lifar, Yvette Chauviré, Claude Bessy, Claire Motte, …)
In 1984 she joins the Bonn Ballet where she dances soloist’s roles of the classical repertoire, under the direction of Peter van Dyck.
In 1986 Jean Louis Barrault uses her as an actress and a dancer in his production “Le Théâtre de foire” in the Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris.
In 1988, she obtains a contract to work with Jorge Donn in his own company and then joins the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1989 where she dances the classical pieces of the company repertoire (Le sacre du printemps, Bolero, L’oiseau de feu,…)
In 1991 Maurice Béjart creates for her the role of Zerlina/Dona Elvira in “Tod in Wien”, which was performed among many other theaters in Paris Opera.
In 1992 Nacho Duato offers her a contract as Principal Dancer for the Compañia Nacional de Danza Nacho. For nine consecutive years she dances in all the creations of Nacho Duato and works with other prominent choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Willian Forsythe, Ohad Naharin among others.
In 2001, she decides to join the Ballet Basel. During the following seven years she takes part in all the creations of the house and guest choreographers.
In 2002, she starts choreographing alongside her career as a soloist.
A short experiment is rapidly followed by a 25 mns piece which success gives her the oportunity to create a piece for the Ballet Basel “Masques” in september 2004.
During the season 2005-2006, she works closely with Jiri Kylian and Sabina Kupferberg on the only solo which Jiri Kylia has ever creates to a woman “Silent cries”. It is the first time ever the piece is performed outside of Netherlands Dans Theater.
She is invited to perform in Galas and Festivals in Australia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland….
In may 2006, Theater Basel under the direction of Michael Schindhelm produces her full evening “Himmel und Hölle” for which she creates three new pieces including a solo for an actor.
In 2007, the Festival International de Esparraguera commissiones her to create a solo, which she performed.
In august 2007, she is nominated “Best dancer of the year” in the Deutsche Kritikerumfrage 2006-07 for Silent cries from Jiri Kylian and she becomes free lance.
In 2008, she starts staging Nacho Duato’s piece worldwide and stages “Na Floresta” for the Palucca Schule in Dresden
February: Cie 8 creates in Valence her full evening piece “Jeu d’ego” for an actor and two dancers based on “Belle du seigneur” from Albert Cohen.
May: she produces a double bill creation – Entre nous /Entre nous – repli – in which she shares the stage and part of the creation work with Félix Duméril (Ex-director from the Bern Ballett).
August: she takes part as a choreographer and as a dancer in the first opera production of the season of Theater Basel: “Alexander Fest” form Händel, direction Georges Delnon.
September / October 2010: she directs the choreography of the Opera “Alcina” from Händel in the Opernhaus Chemnitz. Premiere: 09.10.2010 Musical direction: Jos van Veldhoven Regie: Dominik Wilgenbus.
January: she takes part as an interpreter the creation of “Dobles”, a piece from Jose Besprosvany for a singer and a dancer.
June: she stages “Duende” from Nacho Duato in the Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet.
September: she stages “Na Floresta” from Nacho Duato for the Bayerisches Staatsballet 2
April: she stages”Duende” from Nacho Duato in the Slowakisches Nationaltheater Ballet in Bratislava.
March: Creation of “Dr Emmrich 1849” in Die Oper Chemnitz on the 31 of March 2012, a 40 minutes piece on music from J.S.Bach and J.Brahms. Costumes: Arik Aviad Herman Lighting design: Nicolas Fischtel.
October: she takes part as an interpreter in the creation of “Second skin”, a creation by Kiriakos Hadjioannou” in Basel.
November: she “Na Floresta” from Nacho Duato for the Bayerisches Staatsballet 2
April / October: she stages “Jardi Tancat” from Nacho Duato for the Bayerisches Staatsballet 2