Photo: Mariliana Arvelo
Born in France, Eva is an independent choreographer, educator and movement artist. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator / Therapist trough ISMETA and a certified Somatic Movement Educator with the School of Body Mind Centering ®.
Eva’s professional dance career runs parallel with her somatic studies and private practice in Body-Mind Centering®, Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu and Meditation.
In 2009, Eva founded Nu Dance Theater and created her artistic vision with her company and the many collaborators she encountered along the way. With Nu Dance Theater she focused on the exploration of spaces and the diversity of perspective they can offer. Their infinite possibilities to redefine themselves reveal stories and create realities.
In 2013, Eva and collaborators Rebecca Arndt & Sophie Bortolussi created the dance film Dorian C. which was screened in many festivals such as the Festival de Cannes, Pool International Tanzfilmplattform(Berlin), VideodanzaBA (Buenis Aires), Magma mostra di cinema breve (Italy), Short Waves (Poland).
Since 2013 Eva is working on a long-term somatic collaborative practice with Corinne Cappelletti called IMPRINT. In May 2016, Eva and Corinne received a Fellowship for Utopian Practice from Culture Push for their "boundary-pushing, interdisciplinary and socially engaged artwork" with ro͞odərəl (of a plant) growing on waste ground or among refuse.
Eva is a resident movement educator at Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council since 2012, and has been invited as a guest teacher at PRATT Institute, Friends in Deed center for life-threatening illnesses and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. In 2015, she designed the Eco Dance Labs in collaboration with Corinne Cappalletti and regularly offers some intervention combining the exploration of wild plants and somatic practices.
Her stage performances have been shown in many venues including Apex Gallery, the Puffin Room, Dixon Place, Williamsburg Historical Art Center, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, La Mama etc, Dance New Amsterdam, Boston University Theater (MA), Theater for the New City, Triskelion Arts, The Outlet Dance Project (NJ), The Goose Route Festival (WV), to cite a few.
Site specific work was created for a renovated Synagogue in the East village, the Botanical Garden 6BC, the LAB (for performing arts + installation) at the Roger Smith Hotel, the vintage store “Le Grand Strip”, Red Hook ‘s streets and Kilroy Metal Prods.
She has been an artist in residency at DECONSTRUKT [projekt], Ground Work @ Cora Dance, Dragon’s Egg (CT), The field: Summer Dreaming, Dance Now @ Silo (PA).