Alice Chauchat, choreographer and performer, works mostly in collaboration with other artists. Other activities include artistic assistance, participating in other people’s projects, writing, teaching and singing.
She studied in the C.N.S.M of Lyon and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Founding member of the collective B.D.C. with Tom Plischke, Martin Nachbar and Hendrik Laevens, they created together Events for television (again), Affects and (Re)sort between 1999 and 2001. 2001 Alice presented her 1st solo Quotation marks me, 2002 followed choreographies and 2003, A Number of Classics in the Age of Performance in collaboration with Vera Knolle. In 2004 she makes J'aime together with Anne Juren and in 2005, Crystalll in collaboration with Alix Eynaudi. 2007 she presented The breast piece (praticable) together with Frédéric Gies and The love piece with 9 croatian artists.
"I am interested in dance performances as social events, where people watch other people doing things mainly with their bodies.
The politics of this situation is where I am interested in. The politics of relating, the distribution of power, the manufacturing and exchange of desire, empathy and other forces between these individuals.
This practice of people showing themselves to other people has a long history including artistic, social, political and popular cultures; bodies bear these cultures in the same time as they are individual persons. Especially important to me are the politics of female performance.
I look for situations in which the audience can relate to the performer’s body as to that of an individual as well as the carrier of all this history. To make visible how this collective history frames the perception while all participants remain individual subjects involved in a social event.
This interest in human relations leads me to collaborate with colleagues as well as with the audience, multiplying formats of sharing and confrontation."