dancer, CHOReoGRAPHEr & MUSICian
GRADUATED IN 2003
Intangible creator, Clara Furley is a unique uncompromising artist. Trainer as a dancer (École de danse contemporaine de Montréal) and a pianist, her very theatrical music is influenced by Tori Amos and Björk as much as Nina Simone. In 2011, her Festival International de Jazz de Montreal show was sold-out! This very same year, she created Hello… How Are You? with Céline Bonnier at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines. She also creates Night Will Come with Michikazu Matsune at the Worldmuseum of Vienna. From 2009 to 2012, she collaborates with Benoît Lachambre on many projects, such as Chutes Incandescentes. Since 2004, she danced with choreographers Claude Godin (Magnet-Mesc, Chuchotements), Georges Stamos (Réservoir pneumatic, Schatje and Kloak) and Danielle Desnoyers (Play it Again! and Là où je vis). In 2011, she also takes part in Lady & Bird’s opera Red Waters directed by Arthur Nauzyciel and choreographed by Damien Jalet. She continued working with Damien Jalet and danced with him in 2013 at Musée du Louvre. Recently, Clara danced in the David Zambrano’s latest creation (Tierras Enamoradas), in Projet Hôtel de la 2ème porte à gauche, directed by Catherine Gaudet and Jérémie Niel, and in Daina Ashbee’s Pour. She also played in Guy Maddin’s last movie, The Forbidden Room.
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