Christine Quoiraud originally trained in modern dance, philosophy and visual arts, worked and lived in Tokyo from 1985 to 1990, dancing member of Min Tanaka’s company MAI JUKU.
Christine Quoiraud met the Body Weather Laboratory practice with Min Tanaka, in 1980 in Europe.
Christine Quoiraud is the founder of the Body/Landscape project (1995) workshops and performances in situ, artistic residencies all over the world (Los Angeles, Barcelona..). She conducted Body/Landscape projects with Frank van de Ven in various landscapes in France from 1996 to 1999.
Meanwhile Christine Quoiraud was invited on several occasions by Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg to teach and perform in Los Angeles the Body Landscape projects:
– “Le Principe d’Incertitude”, 1996
– “Il ne sera pas délivré de duplicata”, 1998
– The “Walk and dance” project, “The city is always bigger than you think”, 2000, received the Lester Horton Dance award with Oguri.
In 2000, Christine Quoiraud has been a recipient of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her research project Body/Lanscape, Walk and Dance, (Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs, AFAA) travelling in Spain, Basque Country, Hungary, Japan (Yakushima Island) Australian Desert, New Caledonia, Californian Desert, London, Los Angeles.
In 2002 Christine Quoiraud and Hamish Fulton conducted a group walk in contemporary art place, Chamarande near Paris, inviting young artists to join and participate to a publication “Walk, Dance art c°” ed Filigranes.
In 2002 Christine Quoiraud received Ministry of Culture and communication (DMDTS) direction de la musique, de la danse, du théâtre et des spectacles, for a research in dance project duodyptiquemarcheetdansechristinequoiraudjulienbruneau.
Crossing France by walk, she organised several residencies in art places as well as specific territories (The Mont Ventoux, the Sainte Victoire Mountain). The residencies explored dance in situ and walks/workshops for participants. A solo dance piece, Solo, mais pas seule was presented in Dance festival in Brest “Antipodes” in 2003.
Between 2001 and 2007, Christine Quoiraud has numerous Walk and dance projects in Dance festivals in France (Paris Quartier d’été, Décadrage/Reims, Antipodes/Brest, Villeurbanne, Dansem/Marseille etc) .
In Morocco, 2004-07, Christine Quoiraud conceptualised and realised nomadic art camps, for international community, in the desert and city surrounding, giving opportunity to young european artists to develop existence in desert without any tracing object. In exchange they were invited to give workshops to 8 shools in the southern valley Tafilalet. Aknowledeged by french cultural affairs, Christine Quoiraud has been invited to train teachers of young age children in pedagogy, proposition linked with ontological and political matter trough arts and the question of survey. She was also missioned for teaching in universities in Meknes and Fes. She has been recipient of residency in le Cube in Rabat.
In 2011 she collaborates with the group Stalker in Roma for the project “Metropolis”, project for migrants
In 2011, Christine Quoiraud was awarded with honorofic tittle from the Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles ”as recommended by the Chora Council in recognition of your inspiring work and practice in the arts”.
Since 2012 Christine Quoiraud has work with the CND (Centre National de la Danse in Paris) annotating her archives with the perspective of transmitting the work.
In 2016 Christine Quoiraud got diploma from the Body Mind Centering ® Paris organisation SOMA.
Recently she focuses her work for migrants. She currently develops her research “Body Weather, a contemporary practice: touch Laboratory”, consciousness and language with Body Weather practitioners, university teachers and researchers in ecology and neuro sciences and somatic practices (BMC®, Feldenkrais). She got the funds for research in dance by Centre National de la Danse in Paris, 2018.
Currently, she has been teaching in universities (Montpellier, Grenoble) and art schools (Strasbourg, Nantes, Tourcoing, Toulon).
She is mentor for young artists (Marzena Kreminska, Pedro Prazeres, Antoine Fraval, Barbara Sarreau…).
In 2018 she is recepient of the research grant from Centre National de la Danse in Paris, “danse appliquée”. The research is based on her archives and focuses on “touch”…
She appears in several publications :
– Choreographic Dwellings, practicing place by Gretchen Schiller and Sarah Rubidge, edition New world choregraphies.
– Le Buto en France, by Sylviane Pages edition CND/recherches.
- Traverses au sud, figures de la marche , Edition L’Espérou.
– Repères N° 31 , edition La Briqueterie centre de développement chorégraphique du Val de Marne.
• Website of “walking art interartive”
• Presentation of the project “Div in, body Weather Laboratory”
• text by Nathalie Poisson Cogez (in french)
• texte de Jean Marc Adolphe (in french)
• texte de Hamish Fulton