Sandie Donzica is the co-artistic director of Corps Multiple, and a French dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and yoga instructor based in Austin, TX. Her attraction to devised work and interdisciplinarity lead her to work between the theatre, the dance world and the contemporary music field.
She graduated from the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers with a Dance BFA (DNSPD) and Dance Administration Bachelor degree. She’s a certified dance teacher since the age of 18 and obtained her Choreographic Studies Diploma at the Conservatory of Nice, France. She performed works from Merce Cunningham, José Limon, Alwin Nikolais, Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker, Trisha Brown, Malou Airaudo, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Cedric Andrieux, Andrea Beckham, Charles Anderson and Christian Von Howard, among others. She was an apprentice at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Compagnie Julien Lestel.
As a freelance artist, she has danced for Jennifer Sherburn, Toni Bravo, Cheryl Chaddick, Kim Robards, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Shen Jun Movement Effect; worked and choreographed for The VORTEX Theatre and collaborated with musicians and organisations such as Electronic Planet Ensemble, Fast Forward Austin and Church of the Friendly Ghost. She has performed at Le Grand Théâtre d’Angers, Le Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers, Le Pavillon Noir (Aix-en-Provence), Dock11 (Berlin), Smock Alley Theatre (Dublin), The Blanton Museum (Austin), The Museum of Human Achievement, Ballet Austin and The Long Center (Austin).
Her work centers on form-risking performances, fluid motion and theatrical movement, reaching in the depth of human nature and to the source of our emotions. She focuses with her company on immersive multidisciplinary improvisation. Collaboration, adaptation and vulnerability are at the center of her creative process; authenticity, articulation and refinement of qualities define her as a performer.
She is currently directing and choreographing for Corps Multiple. She is also the Development and Marketing Associate at The VORTEX and teaches dance and yoga classes.
François Minaux is the co-artistic director of Corps Multiple, and a French singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer based in Austin, TX. He sings and performs the music and the lyrics he composes and writes.
Ongoing collaboration and experimentation with choreographers, painters, actors, composers, videographers, writers, journalists, ethnomusicologists and audiences have led him to create multi-disciplinary performances based on free improvisation technique. He has performed at the Fast Forward New Music Festival, the New Music Coop, the New Media and Sound Submit in Austin and at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China. He performed with Michelle Schumann, line upon line percussion, SO Percussion, and the Kraken Quartet among others.
François Minaux has performed at the Fast Forward New Music Festival, the New Music Coop, the New Media and Sound Submit in Austin and at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China. He performed with Michelle Schumann, line upon line percussion, SO Percussion, and the Kraken Quartet among others.
As a classical soloist, François Minaux has performed with the Laredo Philharmonic, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and toured with Ensemble Vibrations in Europe and in the United States of America. He is Principal Flute with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and Density512.
Born in Paris, France, François Minaux studied music at the Paul Ducas Municipal Conservatory in Paris and hold degrees from the Yale School of Music, USA (M.M.) and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA (D.M.A).
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