Helen Simoneau Danse presents "Les Voisins," a BalletX commission (LIVE + VIRTUAL)
Helen Simoneau Danse
Helen Simoneau Danse continues a return to dance after the pandemic with a full Fall 2021 schedule, including creation residencies to develop new work, open movement classes, work-in-progress sessions, performances, and more.
On November 3, 2021, Les Voisins by Helen Simoneau, commissioned by BalletX, will have its virtual premiere, which will include a post-screening talk with all the choreographers.
Throughout this fall, as an ongoing project, Helen Simoneau will also be setting this work on students at both The Ailey School and The University of the Arts. Ailey will be filming the piece for their virtual fall concert on November 6, 2021. The University of the Arts will be performing the work live, in theater on December 4-5, 2021.
About Helen Simoneau
Helen Simoneau, originally from Rimouski, Québec, is the artistic director and choreographer of Helen Simoneau Danse. Described as "a Choreographer-on-the-rise" by Dance Magazine, Simoneau creates work that exists at the intersection of intent and impact. Her commissions include: The Juilliard School, Oregon Ballet Theatre, the American Dance Festival, BalletX, UNC School of the Arts, The Yard, Springboard Danse Montréal, The Ailey School, the University of the Arts (PA), and the Swiss International Coaching Project (SiWiC) in Zurich. Simoneau was a resident artist at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYU/Tisch, Bates Dance Festival, New York Dance Lab, The National Choreographic Center in Akron, the University of Buffalo via the Creative Arts Initiative, and has received fellowships from The NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, the Bogliasco Foundation, Ailey's New Directions Choreography Lab, and twice from the North Carolina Arts Council. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally at The Guggenheim Museum (NYC), Dance Place (DC), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Tangente (Montréal), The Aoyama Round Theatre (Tokyo), the L.I.G. Art Hall Busan (South Korea), Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out (MA), PACT-Zollverein in Essen (Germany), Athens International Dance Festival (Greece), and the Shanghai Dance Festival (China). Simoneau was awarded 1st place for Choreography at the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany.
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