Compagnie AnqaContact Dance
Since 2005, the Association/company Anqa has been built on the need to emancipate itself from the norm of the ideal body and it uses the richness and diversity of the bodies to develop its artistic action. Cultivating listening and intuition, the dancers apprehend other spatialities and temporalities, specific of people whose disabilities alter their senses of perception and motor skills.
The company proposes different aesthetics, resulting from research and creation work with bodies of all ages, with or without disabilities (physical, mental, sensory…) and wishes to question the public’s perception about its performances, choreographic pieces and jams. The artistic director and choreographer Isabelle Brunaud, who is both a performer and a teacher, teaches at the Mozart Conservatory in Paris. Trained in somato-psycho-pedagogy, and scholar of the Feldenkrais method, she is also a trainer in art therapy. She regularly intervenes at the Centquatre-Paris, the Carreau du Temple, Micadanses and the EMA/Municipal Art Schools of Vitry/Seine as well as in other artistic or medico-social institutions.