« Dance become a sensory machine that guides dancer such as Lisanne Goodhue to a subtle and sophisticated presence in his [Sebastian Matthias] choreographies. » - Irmela Kästner
Tanzplatform Deutschland 2014
lisanne goodhue is a Canadian dance artist based between Berlin and Montpellier (Fr.) since 2010. She trained in contemporary and classical dance, as well as in visual art in Montreal, Canada, and has since been working as a dancer, creator, choreographer and teacher in various cities around Europe. Her collaboration with choreographer Sebastian Matthias [2009-18] brought her to perform in Impulstanz Vienna, Tanzplatform Deutschland, Tanz im August and be supported by the Goethe Institut [Jakarta & Tokyo]. In 2020, stemming from her enthusiasm for collaboration and heterogeneity, she co-funds the interdisciplinary collective cohue, based in Montpellier.
Passing on knowledge takes the form of teaching and writing about her practice: she is a teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin since 2017 and completed her Master's degree in Choreography at ICI-CCN Montpellier in 2020. She is also a dance teacher at l'Université Paul-Valéry since 2021, and has been leading different ateliers between dance and visual to different age groups.
Rooted in a political and social approach, her choreographic path weaves close links with her practice as a performer and collaborator; she works from and with the invisible knowledge of the dancers.
A generator of scenographies & installation in-situ (large format video, sculptural drawing, modular sculpture, photography, light, etc.), Goodhue positions her dance in the friction between a malleable written dramaturgy and a detailed improvised movement. Her choreographies imply a virtuoso, somatic and strenuous dance. She anchors eLLipSe (2012), HUE (2015), the way to do it (2019), menocare (2019), d'humeur vitrée (2020) in a fine observation of dance practiced in close proximity with the public, and what it might open in regards to the interaction with the spectator(s).
Since 2012, her work has been supported in Montpellier by Théâtre de La Vignette, ICI-CCN & La Menuiserie (Halle Tropisme), in Berlin by Tanzfabrik, Ada-Studio and Lake Studio, in London by Kite&Laslett, In Sweden by MARC and Wanas Konst, in Germany by K3 Kampnagel in Hamburg and the Leipziger Tanzteater in Leipzig, and in Montreal by MdC du Plateau Mont-Royal.
Additionally to the artists of 'cohue' art collective [Montpellier] co-created with
clarissa baumann [visual art, performance]
philipp enders [performance, composition, painting]
lisanne goodhue [performance, dance]
kidows kim [performance, graphism]
daniel lühmann [performance, translation]
lucille béland [production, administration]
Lisanne has been/is involved with these people, and collaborations :
Mathilde Monnier, Keith Hennessy, DD Dorvilliers, Myrto Katsiki, Sebastian Matthias, BundesJugendBallet Hamburg - John Neumeier, K3 Jugendklub, Julian Webber, Jenny Haack, Joanna Roggan, Romy Schwarzer, Antoine Effroy and Anne Rudelbach, Louise Wagner, Ingo Reulecke, Einav Katan-Schmidt, Emi Miyoshi, Michael Shapira, Uri Shafir, Nina Berlcaz, Oliver Connew, Heidi Weiss, Élise Bergeron, Catherine Jodoin, Jan Burkhardt, Deborah Hofstetter, Idan Yoav, Rachel Victoria Tess, Isaac Spencer, Julia B. Laperrière, Laura Kirschenbaum
Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, Zafraan Ensemble Berlin, Ulrike Sowodniok, Biliana Voutchkova, Klaus Janek, Alexander Frangenheim, Elie Gregory, Simon Goff, Soundance Festival artists, Myriam Pruvot
Visual art/ Installation/ Photography
Jocelyn Cottencin, Louise Viger, Eva Berendes, Sebastian Kite, Jubal Battisti, Harumi Terayama, Clarissa Baumann, Celia Picard, Cathy Olive, Mathieu Bouvier
dossier cie cohue (fr)
«Tanz ist hier unverstellt, ohne Theatralik oder demonstrative Virtuosität zu erfahren: in einer ungeschminkten Klarheit und unverstellten Schönheit, die den Betrachter zunehmend in den Bann zieht. Lisanne Goodhue fasziniert durch ihre pure, losgelöst in der Bewegung aufgehende Körperlichkeit. » - Leon Hard
from Die Sehnsucht des Nacktmenschen nach dem verlorenen Fell, Hamburger Abenblatt 2012