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