Alix Eynaudi dances, works and writes between craft & chaos in a (most of the time) joyful mess. She doesn’t work alone; any event, research, invitation is an alibi to spend time with accomplices, a mesh of friendships scintillating under skins, a stirring of a full-of-wonder support. She specializes in (deep) choreographic hanging out sessions.
Alix Eynaudi is a French choreographer and a dancer in Vienna, whose work is situated within the field of expanded choreography. Some of her works explore different formats of making work public, such as books and other writing, or learning platforms. She has worked since 1994 as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jennifer Lacey, Anne Juren, Boris Charmatz, Sabina Holzer, Elizabeth Ward, among others), and develops her own work since 2005. Her most recent works are BRUNO (2021), Noa & Snow, a gentle experiment between the everyday and the event (2019-22), with Paula Caspão, Quim Pujol and many others, and Institute of Rest(s) (2023-).
Basking in dance as a space of study Alix dances, works, writes, between craft & chaos in a joyful mess of sorts. She doesn’t work alone; any event, research, invitation is an alibi to spend time with accomplices, a mesh of friendships scintillating under skins, a stirring of a full-of-wonder support.
Alix Eynaudi lives in Vienna. She was trained as a ballet dancer at the Paris Opéra, worked in various ballet companies before entering PARTS in Brussels when the school first opened. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas where she worked for 7 years. Since 2005 she has been creating numerous pieces, alone and in collaboration with other artists; Crystalll (2005) with Alice Chauchat, Supernatural (2008) and Long Long Short Long Short with Agata Maszkiewicz (2009), Exit (2011), a solo in which she puts the audience to sleep, a collaboration with Kris Verdonck. Then came Monique (2012), Edelweiss (2014), Chesterfield (2017). Fall 2022 saw Alix performing in Elizabeth Ward exploration of ivy’s properties in relationship to modern dance in Hedera helix, and the piece To Sing in The Wind, Pipes And Bones, A Dance Choral, commissioned by Tanzquartier for their company project Parasol.
In 2019 Alix received a research grant, PEEK, from the FWF (the Austrian Science Fund) for her project Noa & Snow, a gentle experiment between the everyday and the event. This project aimed at exploring the capacities of poetry to ignite imagination across several writing modes and genres in order to shed some light on the possible articulations between performance practices and writing practices. Although concomitant to the pandemic, this project lead to wonderful experiments of collective studies through the sharing of works, (digital) workspaces, as well as to many wonderful leakages of practices with co-researchers Paula Caspão, Quim Pujol and many others basking in dance as a space of study. Parallel to Noa & Snow, a piece was made, together with long term collaborators Mark Lorimer, An Breugelmans, Bruno Pocheron, Cécile Tonizzo, Paul Kotal and Hugo Le Brigand, called BRUNO (2021), a tribute to the light designer Bruno Pocheron.
Recently, Alix started a cycle of collective studies around notions of Rest(s): Institute of Rest(s). This project is supported by the city of Vienna via the research grant Arbeitstipendium, as well as other institutions in Vienna and abroad: La Manufacture, Haute école des arts de la scène – HES-SO in Lausanne, Tanzquartier Wien , La Grange Center /Arts et Sciences / UNIL Lausanne, Xing Bologna, Le Far Nyon, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Volkskundemuseum Vienna and ImpulsTanz Vienna.
Alix continues developping projects with other artists, as a collaborator, performer, outside eye, writer: Jennifer Lacey, Anne Juren , Boris Charmatz, Samuel Feldhandler, Sabina Holzer, Litó Walkey, Elizabeth Ward, Paula Caspão among others. Her work has been presented in various international venues and contexts, such as Kaaitheater, Brussels, Xing, Bologna, Macro Museum, Roma, Biennale di Venezia, Cac, Vilnius, Tanzquartier Wien, brut Wien, Le Far, Nyon.
Alix’s artistic practice involves teaching e.g. .at PARTS, Brussels, ImPulsTanz, Vienna, HEAD, Geneva, La Manufacture, Lausanne, KASK (Performance), UGent (S :PAM), Tanzquartier, Vienna, festival Le Far, Nyon (CH), Tanzquartier Wien.
She works alongside and is deeply indebted to Mark Lorimer ✂︎ An Breugelmans ✂︎ Cécile Tonizzo ✂︎ Paula Caspão ✂︎ Paul Kotal ✂︎ Jennifer Lacey ✂︎ Sabina Holzer ✂︎ Quim Pujol ✂︎ Jason Dodge ✂︎ Lydia McGlinchey ✂︎ Joachim Hamou ✂︎ Raimundas Malašauskas ✂︎ Anne Faucheret ✂︎ Anne Juren ✂︎ Bruno Pocheron ✂︎ Alice Chauchat ✂︎ Ujjwal Kanishka Uttkarsh ✂︎ Mette Edvartsen ✂︎ Litó Walkey ✂︎ Frida Robles ✂︎ Han-Gyeol Lie ✂︎ Clara Amaral ✂︎ Valentina Desideri ✂︎ Christian Kosmas Mayer ✂︎ Olia Sosnovkaya ✂︎ Serena Lee ✂︎ Elizabeth Ward ✂︎ Virginie Bobin ✂︎ Agnès Quackels ✂︎ Silvia Fanti ✂︎ Jacopo Lanteri ✂︎ Samuel Feldhandler ✂︎ Mzamo Nondlwana ✂︎ Goda Budvytytė ✂︎ Ari Ban ✂︎ Auguste De Boursetty ✂︎ Catol Texeira