Ondine Cloez


Ondine Cloez, Salerno © Salerno
Ondine Cloez, Salerno © Salerno

22 & 23.06.23

CN D Pantin

Imagine a flick through a 13th-century poem about the preservation of health ending up with a 21st-century experimental music group. Alongside choreographer Ondine Cloez, Anne Lenglet, Clémence Galliard and Vic Grevendonk interpret Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum. The work written by the school of Salerno in Italy in the Middle Ages is a didactic poem intended as a guide to maintaining health. It contains recommendations for plant based medication, the relationship to food, to air, the seasons and one’s intestines: a string of precepts on all that influences the living body. Spanning the centuries, the four performers use voice, movement, and music to impart the 800-year-old advice with lively mischievousness. Words and moods are conveyed through song, questioning the issue of healthcare and our relationship with the living.

Ondine Cloez was born in 1979. In 1998, she moved to Brussels and studied at P.A.R.T.S. for three years. In the past two decades she has danced with a variety of choreographers, stage directors and artists: Randy Carreño, Mathilde Monnier, Loïc Touzé, Linda Samaraweerová, Jaime Llopis, Gaël Santisteva, Rémy Héritier, Grand Magasin, Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger. In 2009, she co-directed with Sara Manente and Michiel Reynaerts a video called Some Performances and Grand Tourists, a site-specific project. In 2018 she created her first choreographic work Vacances vacance, followed by L’art de conserver la santé in 2020, then La ballade des simples designed for parks and gardens, and its concert version Salerno in collaboration with the creative team. She was in resi-dency at Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in 2020 and 2021. She is currently working on a duo with Kotomi Nishiwaki entitled The first word of the first poem of the first collection is bas-ket to be presented in 2024.