At fifteen years old, Elsa enters the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp from 2005-2008, then the Ballet Junior of Geneva from 2008-2011.
In 2012, she co-founds the association Woman’s Move in collaboration with Iona D’Annunzio and Margaux Monetti.
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At the age of 15, Elsa entered the École Royale de Ballet d'Anvers. After 3 years, she obtained her diploma of secondary artistic education. She is then admitted for 3 years (2008-2011) to the Ballet Junior de Genève directed by Patrice Delay and Sean Wood. She then moved on to creation and presented her first production, To Make Myself Clear, in March 2012 during the Quarts D'Heure at Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne. In October 2012, she created the association Woman's Move with Iona D'Annunzio and Margaux Monetti. To her credit, the solo J'ai essayé de ne pas tomber (InciDanse 2013 – Fribourg) and the performance Even Raël Would Agree (created for Festival Electron 2014 but also presented elsewhere including the Fête de la Danse 2015 and the Printemps Carougeois 2016). In March 2016, she worked in collaboration with the AGP Company. She created the choreographic part of their theatre play Le Salon des Confidences performed at the Parc Beaulieu. At the same time, she also danced for Alias Company (Guilherme Botelho), Inkörper Company (Aurélien Dougé) and Yann Marussich. In April 2017 she will present at Théâtre de l’Abri (Geneva) two short pieces she choreographs : The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo.
The Sensemaker is a dance theater solo of about 30 minutes. The soundtrack is available in two different languages (French and English)
A phone, an answering machine, a chair, a suit, a pair of high heeled shoes. Bits and pieces of music and audio texts switching erratically, as diversified as they are unexpected. The same moves, over and over, interpreted in different ways. A meaningful choreography performed by a mute dancer. Panicked looks, jerky moves, but a smile, always, even though it’s tense.
‘Please show us the whole extent of your motivation and dynamism’. Let the job interview begin.
« I tried. I really tried. I resisted, I fought against myself, as hard as I could. I did a lot of unnecessary movements in order to restore my balance, in vain as it seems.
My ankle couldn't hold it. It treacherously twisted on its left side, rushing my face towards the ground. To avoid a disaster, I put my hands forwards, skinning them as I landed abruptly on the asphalt.
But once on the ground, it didn't stop at all. My knee went over my head, then my back seemed to be willing to follow and literally bent in two, so hard it frightened me a bit. Then it unbent as a gigantic spiral spring. It was very painful but absolutely magnificent. I decided to make a piece about it.
To tell you how I tried not to fall »