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Eric Beauchesne


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Born in Québec, Eric Beauchesne grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. He has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Performing with Kidd Pivot since 2004, Eric has also collaborated as artistic director’s assistant and rehearsal director for Kidd Pivot, Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet in remounts of Pite’s work. In 2013, he was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been based in the Netherlands. Eric devotes most of his spare time conducting improvisation workshops and advocating for climate justice and sustainable practices in the dance world.

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Beyond the ephemerality of dance

The positive impact artists can have in the fight against climate change By Eric Beauchesne

Eric Beauchesne talks about the positive impact dance artists can have in the fight against climate change.