Ballets Confidentiels is a unique project by Johanne Saunier in association with the lyrical singer Eléonore Lemaire, and the percussionnist Richard Dubelski , since 2018. It's mission is to explore sound and movement in relation to space in unexpected places and start a discussion about what is defined as private and public. The on going project has a long standing collaboration with the scenic designer JIM CLAYBURGH. It was originally a dance duet with Ine Claes from 2013 to 2018. Produced Joji Inc vzw
Richard Dubelski, percussionist and actor collaborates with the composer Georges Aperghis and with a number of distinguished directors and choreographers, including Thierry Bédard, Lucas Thiéry, Édith Scot, Georges Appaix, André Wilms. He played Glenn Gould in Anna Kendall’s eponymous film for Arte in 1992. He composes music for radio dramas for France Culture, for musical performances, and for the performance activities of Les Dix Paroles. He teaches in musical theatre at Atem, the CNDC d’Angers, the National Theatre at Strasbourg, the Comédie de Caen, the Théâtre du Campagnol/CDN de Cornell-Essenes, and the Regional School for Actors at Cannes. He is the founder of the company Corps à Sons, with whom he writes and directs music-theatre productions.
Eléonore Lemaire is an eclectic artist who divides her time between international opera houses and close creative relationships with some of the foremost composers of our time, including Aurélien Dumont, Francesco Filidei, Jean-Pierre Calvin, Unsuk Chin, Pascale Criton and Mariana Ungureanu. She has created a number of demanding roles in collaboration with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, l’Orchestre Lamoureux and Les Siècles, at venues including Théâtre de l’Athénée, the Comédie Française, the Teatro Valle, the Piccolo Teatro Strehler, and the Muziektheater, the Concertgebouw and the National Opera of Amsterdam. She premiered I.D. by Arnaud Petit at the Grand Théâtre du Nord with Les Siècles, and performed in the revival of Homo Instrumentalis at the Festival Musicà, Strasbourg, having given its première performance at the Ruhrtriennale in 2017. She created her first piece DANS UN TRAIN with Ballets Confidentiels.
has danced for more than 12 years for the choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker with whom she continues to work as an assistant. In 1998, she started JOJI INC with Jim Clayburgh, one of the founders of the New York based The Wooster Group. Together, they created many performances that were shown, praised and honored in many countries. Johanne has also collaborated with an extensive list of artists and producers, such as Guy Cassiers, George Aperghis, Ictus Ensemble, Luc Bondy, Opera singer Nathalie Dessay a..o. She just staged her first opera with 210 kids to the music of Arthur Lavandier" La légende du Roi Dragon "in Lille. Sheis now associated with the singer Eleonore lemaire and the percussionniste Richard Dubelski for her Ballets Confidentiels