I am an independent dance artist based in the city of Dundee, Scotland.
My main activity is as a Choreographer and Artistic Director of my own project company: Joan Clevillé Dance. The company’s practice is rooted both in movement research and experimentation with theatre and storytelling, blurring the boundaries between genres. The company’s inaugural work ‘Plan B for Utopia’ was premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 to audience and critical acclaim. Since then it has been performed over 50 times and received invitations to prestigious national international festivals and showcases such as tanzmesse nrw (2016), British Dance Edition (2016), Tanzmainz Festival (2017), and the British Council and Made in Scotland showcases at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.
Our new creation, ‘The North’, will be premiered as part of Dance International Glasgow (DIG) in May 2017 and has been co-commissioned by Tramway and The Place. I am also Tramway’s 2017 Associate Artist and an active member of the artist-led organisation The Work Room in Glasgow.
As a freelance choreographer, I have received commissions from Thomas Noone Dance (Barcelona) and the site-specific theatre company Café Fuerte (Austria-Switzerland). My upcoming commissions include a new work for the graduating students of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and choreography/movement direction for a play for young audiences at Next Liberty (Graz, Austria).
I also work as a guest teacher for national an international dance companies and vocational schools including GöteborgsOperans Danscompani (Gothenburg, Sweden), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden), Norrdans (Härnösand, Sweden), Scottish Dance Theatre, Codarts (Rotterdam University of the Arts) and London Contemporary Dance School (The Place).
Finally, I am still active as performer and collaborator of Collective Endeavours, an independent collective of music and dance artists based in Glasgow who are focused in improvisation as a performance practice, presenting improvised music and dance in unusual spaces.
Joan Clevillé Dance (Dundee, UK), Artistic Director/Choreographer
Collective Endeavours (Glasgow, UK), Dancer
Scottish Dance Theatre (Dundee, UK), Guest Teacher
Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Associate Artist/Choreographer
Tramway (Glasgow, UK), Associate Artist
Norrdans (Härnösand, Sweden), Guest Teacher
Skanes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden), Guest Teacher
Northern School of Contemporary Dance, (Leeds, UK), Guest Teacher/Choreographer