Jill crovisier bio

Jill Crovisier

Short biography Jill Crovisier graduated with distinction in Ballet and Contemporary dance at the Conservatory of music in Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) before joining the China EU Art school in Beijing organized by the British Council of Arts in 2005. Before graduating at the High school she was a member for the Weis dance people company at the age of 18 and continued to study dance later on in France, NYC, Israel and Indonesia. As a dancer, Jill worked among others for Liat Kedem (AUS), Oz Mulay (ISL), Anu Sistonen (FIN), Hannah Ma (DE), Pia Vinson (USA), Elisabeth Schilling (DE), Sarah Baltzinger (FR), Kendra J.Horsburgh (UK). Choreography: Jill created R!CE, We are We, Zement, Zement the solo, The hidden garden and the children’s piece MATKA. Since 2013 Jill works also in the production of short dance films and since 2015 she is involved in dance therapy projects. She is the artistic director of the JC movement production who is based in Luxembourg. Recently in 2017 Jill got selected at Lucky Trimmer, at the Hannover Choreographic Competition and won the CICC Taiwan production award at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. The hidden garden was chosen for the Aerowaves Festival Luxembourg. For the season 2018 Jill will create a new piece for 7 dancers called SIEBEN which premiers on the 3th of June 2018 and will be programed at the Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg in December 2018. Currently Jill dances for SB Company (FR) and tours her works Zement, the solo and The Hidden Garden. Jill is the FOCUNA bourse recipient for the UferStudios artist summer residency 2018 in Berlin. In 2019 she is invited as a guest choreographer to create a piece for B.Dance company in Taiwan.
Dancer, Choreographer, Video maker

In 2005, Jill Crovisier got selected to participate in the China EU Art School in Beijing, organized by the British Council of Arts. In 2007, she graduated in Ballet and Contemporary Dance from the Conservatory of Music in Esch/Alzette (LU). She continued to study dance in NYC and France, where she also obtained her dance teaching qualification. Jill then joined the Masa Dance Journey Program of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel (repertory of Rami Be’er, Matz Ek and Ohad Naharin). Travelling the world since the age of 16, Jill became increasingly interested in different dance forms. As a dancer, Jill worked among others for Liat Kedem (AUS), Itai Peri (IL), Anu Sistonen (LU/FIN), Hannah Ma (DE), Gianfranco Celestino (LU), LX crew (LU), Oz Mulay (IL), Pia Vinson (USA), Jean Guillaume Weis (LU). As a choreographer, Jill created R!CE which premiered at the FMK International Dance Festival in Laos (2013), We are We (2015), Zement (2016), The hidden garden (2016) and the children’s piece MATKA (2016). Her work has been shown in Europe, Israel and Asia. In 2014, Jill founded the JC Movement Production (video dance). She produced White Mahogany in Australia, # 140510 in Luxembourg, DIE STADT in New York City and made the short film LE PARC for JAXON Movement Arts (USA). She has produced trailers for Dance Development (LU/FIN), Léa Tirabasso (UK), Corps In Situ (FR) and Hannah Ma dance (DE). Jill has taught dance in Europe, USA and Asia and led the children therapeutic dance projects STEPS AND BEATS and Dancing Colors with the Fondation Kannerschlass and EME from 2015 – 2017.

During the 2016/ 2017 season Jill Crovisier will be dancing for Sarah Baltzinger/ Cie Mirage (FR), Hannah Ma Dance (DE) and Kendra J Horsburgh (UK/ LU). As a choreographer she was represented at the Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf (DE) and went to a research residency in November 2016 at the Fort du Bruissin in Lyon (FR), where SIEBEN was born.

Recently Jill got selected to show the solo version of her piece Zement, called Zement, the solo at Lucky Trimmer Berlin, at the Hannover Choreographic Competition and at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, where she won the CICC Production Award by B.DANCE Taiwan. In 2019 Jill will create a piece for the B.DANCE company in Taiwan. Zement, the solo is currently touring in Greece. Her piece The hidden garden got selected for the Aerowaves Festival Luxembourg (September 2017).

Fot the upcoming 2018 season Jill will create a new piece, a full evening performance with 7 dancers, called SIEBEN which premiers on the 3th of June 2018.

Artistic approach

Jill Crovisier’s choreography finds its inspiration within the world from its cultural, social and political aspect. Travelling the world from a young age opened her mind and perception of dance. From Ballet dance to traditional Asian dances as well the urban culture, Jill works today on her own movement language and develops her specific signature. Aiming to obtain and provide an individualistic approach to choreography, the young choreographer uses not only her experience as a professional dancer and dance observer but also her fascination for architecture and nature as well the body it self and his mind. She is dedicated to expand the potency of contemporary dance and sees in it endless research possibilities. Her versatile dance education, her interest into several dance styles and martial arts influence her movement signature. In the past years, Jill developed a personal vision and expanded her interests into dance with video work. For Jill everything is connected, different elements float in and out. Her choreographies are the result of an experience, an experience that she transcribes in time and space by using the body. Jill has a passion for music and sees in it a structure that is connected to her choreography. The editing and research process of music is an essential element in her work as well as the inner groove rhythm of the body. Jill plays with unexpected dynamic changes, different movement qualities and precise structures in space.


Grâce à TROIS C-L, nous avons découvert la chorégraphe et danseuse luxembourgeoise Jill Crovisier, dont la pièce WE ARE WE, interprétée en duo avec le danseur Baptiste Hilbert, est aussi forte qu'émouvante. Ils méritent encore d'autres scènes à Luxembourg ... ! On veut les revoir !!!

With TROIS CL , we discovered the choreographer and dancer Jill Crovisier from Luxembourg , whose play WE ARE WE, a duet with dancer Baptiste Hilbert, is as strong as touching. They deserve way more shows in Luxembourg ... ! We want to see them again !!

By Graphisterie Générale / unknown

Ce que l’on retiendra? En premier lieu et de manière générale, l’exellente technique des danseurs mais aussi l’eclectisme de leurs talents…Sa pièce est énergique, bien rythmée. Sa demarche est avant tout physique, cherchant l’émotion dans la confrontation des energies. La précision est la bonne coordination des danseurs en fait une proposition bien ficelée.

What do we note ? First and generally , technically excellent dancers but also the eclecticism of their talents ... Her play is energetic, well pace . Her approach is primarily physical , seeking the emotion in the confrontation of energies . The right precision and good coordination of the dancers actually form a well-crafted proposal.

By Luxembourger Wort / Marie-Laure Rolland

De drôles de ballons blancs qui défient les lois de la pesanteur, un danseur et une danseuse,en parallèle, puis se croisant, puis ensemble.Des blousons colorés qui se présentent, seuls, sur des cintres descendant du plafond, et don’t la forme gonflée s’étire, se dégonfle au gré des mouvements que l’un imprime sur l’autre. Une musique en décalage, une impression de fluide ininterrompu cassé par des mouvements plus hachés, une lumière s’appuyant sur l’obscurité…Jill Crovisier, première chorégraphe « émergente» à montrer son spectacle devant le public de la Banannefabrik, possède un langage bien à elle, très original. Formée en Chine, en France et aux États-Unis, travaillant en Israël,puis en Australie, elle a créé la pièce We are we, mettant en scène des dynamiques différentes, la force et la douceur, cherchant l’équilibre entre différentes forces. Une sacrée personnalité dans la génération émergente de chorégraphes luxembourgeois.

White balloons that defy the laws of gravity , 2 dancers in parallel, intersecting, connecting. Colorful jackets that arise, alone, on hangers from the ceiling ,their form blowing up and down, their shape stretches due to the movements of the dancers. A shift in music , a continuous fluidity chopped off by mechanical movements , a light based on the darkness ... Jill Crovisier first ‘’emerging’’ choreographer to show her piece to the public at the Banannefabrik , has a language all its own , very original. Trained in China, France and the United States , working in Israel ,then in Australia , she created the piece We are we , featuring different dynamics , strength and softness , seeking a balance between different forces . A sacred figure in the emerging generation of Luxembourg choreographers.

By Letzebuerger Land / Sarah Elkaï

Parmis les artistes émergents, c’est sans doute Jill Crovisier qui aura retenu le plus d’attention. Entourée du danseur Jorge Soler Bastida, elle crée Zement: une pièce sur la symbolique du mur et de la main comme outil de construction et de separation. Un travail étonnant de par son écriture chorégraphique à la fois rapide, répétitive, mécanique et fluide mais également dans la facon d’architecturer l’éspace par le mouvement. Sur des genre de musicaux hétéroclites, la main <> apparaît comme le reflet de la division, de l’enfermement, de la destruction mais aussi comme le miroir de sa propre vie.

Among the emerging artists , it is undoubtedly Jill Crovisier who has received the most attention. Surrounded by dancer Jorge Soler Bastida , she creates Zement : a dance piece about the symbolism of the wall and the human hand as a tool for construction and separation. An amazing work by its choreography both rapid , repetitive, mechanical and fluid but also in the way of architecting the space with movement. On such disparate musical choices , the hand <> appears as a reflection of the division and destruction but also as the mirror of his own life.

by Luxemburger Wort / Mireille Petitgenet

MATKA est une pièce pleine de poésie et de joie qui suscite l’émerveillement chez les plus jeunes. Très applaudie, elle a permis au public de prendre part à une histoire pas comme les autres: celle d’un voyage à travers des univers varies ou danse, musique et cirque sont intimements liés.

MATKA is a dance piece full of poetry and joy that arouses wonderment for the youngest audience. Highly acclaimed , MATKA allowed the public to take part in a story like no other : a journey through varied universes where dance, music and circus are intimately linked.

by Luxembourger Wort / Mireille Petitgenet

JC movement choreography


SIEBEN, seven in german. With seven dancers. Upcoming 2018 creation. Video footage from 2016 research residency.

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SIEBEN, hard to ignore one of the most important number in history. From gods and planets to poetry and capital sins. In SIEBEN, Jill Crovisier confronts 7 dancers who want to express their individuality within a group but also to express their inability to disconnect from it. Everyone has his time of entry and exit as the circle of life, governed by a certain repetition. In SIEBEN, the number 7 will not leave you.

The hidden garden

Growing up we loose the ability to live in connection with our mind. We become increasingly preoccupied by what is useful. The desire for power, control and perfection. Man becomes comparable to a supernatural creature. Obsessed, this creature sucks the life out of those who dare to confront it. Dreams, simple pleasures and poetry are suffocated. The hidden garden is a mysterious place where the real and the fantastic are intertwined. A choreography inspired by the gothic novel, fantastic literature, and the modern customs today's society.‎

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In Zement ( " cement "), the young artist Jill Crovisier founded her choreographic research work on the theme of separation, particularly the symbolism of the wall. According to the choreographer, the human hand built walls , so he is the origin of all forms of separation, which aims to protect, enclose divide or destroy. Beyond the responsibility carried by humans on political decisions , the hand is also, personally seen, the mirror to his own life.

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ZEMENT - The solo

Jill Crovisier’s South African premiere of “Zement, the solo” was a most intriguing solo performance. I very much enjoyed her European movement vocabulary, with influences of urban dance and pop culture. The instant changes back and forth between popping like movements to those smooth as jelly and military style attention mixed in was unique in its combination. The performance quality was outstanding. Her performance left me wanting to see more of her works and I would have loved to watch the solo a second time.
by Dance Retrospect ZA/ Klaus Warschkow

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We are We

How to find the right balance between different forces? That is the question which guide Jill Crovisier in a exploration work of the notion of power and his connection to identity. Involving a body language strong in expression, the choreographer is engaged in a search that juxtaposes various dynamics – those of the dance movements, and those, opposite, of daily life. An exploration to both, subtle and outrageous, rythmed by a dance evolving between strength and softness.

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A children’s piece MATKA is a 40 minutes long journey through dance , music and circus ; taking time to travel around the globe and finding friends. It is about discovering diverse places where dance and music are intertwined. MATKA is about learning from each other and discovering different cultures. Maybe the journey ends somewhere unexpected, in the universe ...

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