© Varvara Kandaurova
On the 28 May the jury bestowed the Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis (Luxembourg Dance Award) to Jill Crovisier for her choreography and dance
The jury justified their decision as follows: “The laureate convinced the jury unanimously with the quality and coherence of her multidisciplinary artistic approach. Her national and international reach and success reflect her remarkable determination”. The award is presented every 2 years and includes a cash prize of €5000.
The award has also gone to the following dancers:
- Simone Mousset (2017)
- Anne-Mareike Hess (2015)
- Giovanni Zazzera (2013)
- Sylvia Camarda (2011)
The competition stands under the chairmanship of Christiane Eiffes, Vice-President of the TROIS CL Choreography Center of Luxembourg. The jury was composed of Natascha Ipatova, DanceXperience ASBL, Tom Leick-Burns, Director of Luxembourg City Theatres, and Simone Mousset, Lëtzebuerger Danzpräis 2017 laureate and journalist Marie-Laure Rolland.
The prize's official presentation will take place on July 3, 2019 at 7pm at the TROIS C-L Luxembourg Choreography Centre in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Sam Tanson.
Biography of Jill Crovisier:
Jill Crovisier ended her classical and contemporary dance training at the Music Conservatory of Esch/Alzette (LU) before joining the China EU Art School in Beijing in 2005.
She was a member of the Weis Dance Company at age 18, and continued to study dance in France, New York, Israel and Indonesia. In 2009 she obtained her state diploma as dance teacher.
Jill has worked, amongst others, for Liat Kedem (AUS), Oz Mulay (ISL), Anu Sistonen (FIN), Pia Vinson (USA), Elisabeth Schilling (DE), Sarah Baltzinger (FR) and Kendra J. Horsburgh (UK).
Jill created R! CE, We Are We, Zement, Zement Solo, The Hidden Garden and MATKA Children's Play. Since 2013, Jill has been involved in the production of short dance films and, since 2015, in dance therapy projects.
She is the artistic director of the JC movement production based in Luxembourg. In 2017, Jill was chosen, with Zement, for the solo at Lucky Trimmer, the Gdanski solo competition, the Hannover Choreographic competition, and won the Solocoreografico contest (Frankfurt edition) in Torino and the CICC Taiwan production prize at the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. In 2018, Jill created SIEBEN for 7 dancers.
Currently, Jill dances for Mirage Coy (FR), Hannah Ma Dance (DE) and Andrea Hackl Projects (NL) and continues to run Zement, Solo (over 35 world performances), SIEBEN, MATKA and The Hidden Garden.
Jill has been awarded the UferStudios 2018 summer residency FOCUNA Fellowship in Berlin. Throughout 2018/2019, she is the guest choreographer of the company B.Dance in Taiwan for NO MANS 'LAND, as well as joining a residency at the FMK Black Box in Vientiane, Laos. She choreographed SI for a Master's examination at the Taipei National University of the Arts and retransmitted The Hidden Garden to a graduation student at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in Austria. In January 2019 Jill received an honorary award from the City of Rumelange for her outstanding achievements as a dancer and choreographer.
Throughout 2019, Jill is part of the Loop exhibition in Rotondes, Luxembourg, where her short film D A N S is screened alongside other renowned video artists. The Hidden Garden, winner of Aerowaves (twice, for both male and female versions), was selected at the Stuttgart Solo Tanz Theater Festival in March 2019. Jill has just been employed as a choreographer at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Institut für Zeitgenössischen Tanz in Germany for a custom piece in 2020.