Biography

 

 

Born in France the June 21st, 1984 and living in Brussels.

 

The dancer and choreographer, Jonas Chéreau considers dance as a field of adventures and encounters, a space where a non-hierarchical poetics is weaved by the performers through their bodies. After studying history, he followed his dance studies at the CNDC in Angers under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. He takes part of the Danceweb program coached by Philipp Gehmacher and Christine de Smedt during the Impulstanz festival. Within this context, he takes part of the dance piece All Cunningham, 50 Years of Dance by Boris Charmatz.

Between 2011 and 2018 he collaborates with artists of different backgrounds in the making of pieces and performances. Together with Madeleine Fournier :Les interprètes ne sont pas à la hauteurin 2011, Sexe symbole (pour approfondir le sens du terme)in 2013 during the Artdanthé festival, 306 Manonin 2013 the film directed by Tamara Seilman, SUBTITLE in 2015 at the Nextfestival and Partoutin 2016, presented, among other frames, as part of nous lieux commonsprogram. He participates at Sujets à Vifs in Avignon in 2011 with Jacques Bonnaffé by presenting Nature aime à se cacher, a dance proposition based on the Le visible est le cachéby Jean-Christophe Bailly and later at the Théâtre de la Bastille the developed version Chassez le naturelin 2013. Also a member of the collective EDA along with Maude Albertier and Sarah Pellerin-Ott, they create TROIS in 2015 and Nos futurs in 2018. With Baleine in 2019 this time in the format of a solo,Jonas Chéreau starts a new approach in the making and writing of his choreographic objects. In 2020, he proposes the adaptation of this solo for a younger audience Temps de Baleine, thatwill be presented at Les Petits Pas festival a frame initiated by the CDCN-le Gymnase.

 

In parallel, he works as a performer for different artists such as: Daniel Larrieu, Laure Bonicel, Mickaël Phelippeau, Lilia Mestre, Sara Manente, Fanny de Chaillé and Phillipe Ramette, Anne Collod, Jocelyn Cottencin, Carole Perdereau, Alain Buffard, Pauline Brun and Diederik Peeters.

 

Jonas Chéreau is also involved with dance education at different institutions, recently he was invited by the CND centre national de la danse, to be part of the program Constellation, a mediation and research project that explores and questions the notion of transmission in dance.