about Aude Fondard _ a poet in motion
Aude trained for stage acting in France (Théâtre Universitaire de Strasbourg with Colette Weil)
and in London (City Lit and Caravanserai Production with Giles Foreman, 2005-2010)
and performed in classical and contemporary plays.
From 2011 on, she delved into the contemporary dance world with Stella Zannou,
Britta Pudelko and Rakesh Sukesh at Tanzfabrik, Berlin, and eventually joined
Atsushi Takenouchi’s Jinen Butoh School in Tuscany (2016-17).
She regularly attends Contact Improvisation festivals and intensives
(Katie Duck, Jules Beckmann, Daniel Werner, Elske Seidel and Anjelika Doniy
influenced her attitude to dance) as well as butoh workshops
(with Minako Seki, Yumiko Yoshioka, Lorna Lawrie,
Sachiko Ichikawa, Anna Barth, Imre Thorman.)
One of her focus as a dance artist is landscape (seascapes and soundscapes included).
She is especially interested in the spirit of the place and its impact on human beings.
When she is not performing or writing poetry, she facilitates weekly
Contact Improvisation jams and classes, butoh-inspired dance journeys
and frequent dance with nature sessions.
Moving images of her joint movement research with Jo Bruhn
and Jennie Zimmermann can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/328252707
As a poet and a translator, she is also moved by topics as diverse as
planned obsolescence, smells & human-build landscape, sexualities
(from abuse to bliss), the power of the unsaid
and a post-gender discourse.
Some of her texts and poems appear in online zines and paper review
like les éditions des Embruns, Sexpluszine, Apropos,
and the horrendous GoreZine.
Contact Aude or Oddinmotion
oddinmotion [at] lilo.org
Photo: Jennie Zimmermann