photo@ Danilo Moroni
Clementine is a global citizen, dance artist who choreographs, teaches, writes, movement directs and produces her own works and actions
She performs in original creations devised in collaboration with choreographers and divers arts practices in film as much as in theatre.
She is a multi faceted artist, unique and curious of nature with a strong desire to tackle the poetics of our society's stories.
The story of o ur inner and outer relationship ; to the other, the whole.
Looking at body languages, group dynamics and at the structural patterns of bodies in which we tend to navigate through.
Clementine researches these aspects, through a bodily social-interactions lens, observing how can the studio becomes a safe space for creative initiatives to emerge with as a starting point a training that tackles our decision making, our boundaries and our creativity towards communication, the performing of ourselves and relating to another.
From the exploration of our decision making in solo improvisation or group scores Clementine allows the practice to expand ones' edges and play field.
In offering stimuli for the imagination to be focused,
emerges in an exploration, means for accessing a communicative skill, a refined perceptive understanding of the many-components that make performing a transcending act embedded in the ephemeral nature of the decisions, taking us.
The listening tells us to calibrate on the natural pulse, of my heart, of yours, of our dance, of our surroundings. Dance on it, or improvise around it, musicality emerge from what there was. Like dancing between the rain drops.
Touch. Anchor of my weight. Sense of shapes. I define, I collect. Tones of informations through the pressure, the tension I sense in me, of me onto you of you onto my structure. I scan and adapt to every intensions, every needs are listened, listen I for the touch to guide me into that place where we meet.
Clementine Telesfort creates choreographic works, using theatrical performance research as a tool for storytelling in various formats. Her eye looks for the light, the sound, the density in which the movement can be contextualised and strike a vibrant image poetically for the viewer.
Driven by political values and societal matters which influence her work, her characters and the themes she chooses to tackle, Clementine utilises her curiosity and explorative nature to interpret human behaviours and depict personas to be embodied, the space between people is made visible, lit up and cared for. It is augmented and imagined different.
Movement practice | Teaching
Her research as a movement practitioner focuses on that which links us together, a poetic perspective on the human condition where beauty and nostalgia merge to give way to our empathetic nature.
Redirecting group dynamic concepts into the contemporary dance class enables her teaching to be inclusive and accessible. Her movement vocabulary proposes fresh improvisational tools and physical sequences that both stimulates the body and the brain's neuroplasticity.
Clementine Telesfort is an independent artist that works on a local, national and international scale on movement practices and performances. She also organises events, writes and makes photographs mainly around questions of belongings and
Her work sits between collaborations with choreographers but also actors, musicians, film makers and fashion designers.
Since graduating from TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a First Class degree, Clementine joined the Northern School of Contemporary Dance Postgraduate Performance Company: Verve, receiving an award for outstanding Achievement .
Clementine explores many routes in order to grow and build her practice as a dance artist and versatile performer, she has worked for artists such as; James Cousins Burkmar, SouthPaw Dance, Jack Philps Company, BitterSuite Company, Sally Marie and many more.
Earlier in her carrier she joined the collective Dog Kennel Hill Project, and has devised and performed for choreographers such as Efrosini Protopapa, Marie Gabrielle Rotie, Glenna Batson, Freddie Opoku Addaie, Renaud Wiser and Anton Lachky and toured throughout Europe.
Dance? Yes but what else?
In addition to working in the field of performing arts, Clementine is passionated by sociology and anthropology which lays the grounds of her artistic practice as a dance practitioner.
Art therapy is another interest of hers, soon qualifying as a Reiki practitioner of the Reiki Academy of London.
Overall Clementine aspires to influence people towards change through cultural engagement.
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"All eyes are on French dancer Clementine Telesfort, who is excellent, picking bits out of the air, smiling or striking defiantly through the space. She moves with a grace and tenderness in one of the first, most memorable solos of the piece."
Katie Colombus for londondance.com
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