About Joan Clevillé Dance

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e are an independent dance company based in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Led by Artistic Director Joan Clevillé, the company’s practice is rooted both in movement research and experimentation with theatre and storytelling, challenging the conventional boundaries between genres. The company aims to create intimate works that are honest, original and thought-provoking, inviting audiences to share the performers’ enquiry about themselves, each other, and the world we live in. Joan Clevillé Dance works with a group of hand-picked artists and collaborators, and is passionate about sharing its artistic practice and engaging with young and new audiences. In addition to the performances in a variety of venues and contexts, the company offers an extensive programme of professional development and creative learning opportunities.

Joan's Biography

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oan is an independent choreographer based in the city of Dundee, Scotland, and Artistic Director of Joan Clevillé Dance. Born in Barcelona, Joan combined his dance training at Elise Lummis’ La Companyia with his studies in Humanities at University Pompeu Fabra. Following his interest in choreography, he obtained a masters degree with distinction at London Contemporary Dance School in 2012. He has worked for fourteen years as a dancer, teacher and rehearsal director in companies across Europe, including Scottish Dance Theatre, the Ballet of the Graz Opera (Austria), the company of the Choreographic Centre of Valencia, and Ballet Carmen Roche (Madrid). Joan has also collaborated as a performer with Lost Dog (directed by Ben Duke) and Dog Kennel Hill Project (London). He is currently a member of Collective Endeavours, a Glasgow-based music and dance improvisation collective. Joan also works regularly as a guest teacher for international companies and vocational schools including Skånes Dansteater, Norrdans and the Gothenburg Opera in Sweden, Codarts (Rotterdam University of the Arts), London Contemporary Dance School or Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds). His works as a choreographer have been presented in the UK, Germany, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Italy, Spain and Japan. He has created pieces for choreographic platforms at the Graz Opera and Scottish Dance Theatre, which were toured nationally and internationally. He has also received commissions from Thomas Noone Dance (Barcelona), Café Fuerte (Austria-Switzerland), and Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) amongst others. Since summer 2014, Joan has been Associate Artist of the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, and he is Glasgow Tramway’s 2017 Associate Artist.

Access

Equality and diversity are an integral part of Joan Clevillé Dance’s artistic vision and play an important part in our work.  We are committed to making dance as accessible to as many people as possible.  Click here to read our access policy.

Collaborators

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Ella Hickson

Dramaturgy Advisor

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Eve Ganneau

Dancer

John Kendall

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Luke Sutherland

Composer

Emma Jones

Lighting Design & Production Manager

Matthias Strahm

Costume & Set Design

Nicole Guarino

Photography