Having developed a multiple field of activity is one thing. The main aspect of her specific gait lies in the fact that whatever she touches her practice is profoundly rooted by the skills and the culture of dance and her intentions often pursue in how far can the choreographic media still exist within and out of its own boundaries and how deep does it echoe in most every body daily experiences.
In France, she has worked with theatre directors Louis and Xavier Bachelot, choreographers Pascale Houbin, François Raffinot, Wes Howard, Andrew Degroat, Thierry Guedj, Christophe Haleb, and has built the collective IDIOM°° (together with Nadège Catenacci, visual artist Marie Gabrielle Lou and dancer/chinese medecine practitioner Anne Cecile Douillard).
Since 1993, Florence A. has also worked with Wim Vandekeybus, Meg Stuart, David Hernandez, austro-german group Labor GRAS, Johanne Saunier / Jim Clayburg, Brice Leroux, Lance Gries (N.Y.), Riina Saastamoinen, Alexander Baervoets, Label Cedana, Olga de Soto, Fabrice Ramalingom and Koen Augustijnen.
Her first choreographic project ‘Reckless Reckoning’ was signed as a collaboration-duo together with Salva Sanchis (1999 – 2001). After that she created the following: ‘[Ruby]Hotcore’ (2001 – 2002), ‘Locomotion Local Derision’ (2001), ‘Encounters through parallel lives’ (2002), ‘Accross Europe’ (2002), ‘White Speed Spin’ (2003), ‘D.A.F. prod series # 1 –Borderline’ (2003), ‘D.A.F. prod series # 2 – Untitled; Aurore Pascaline’ (2003), ‘D.A.F. prod. series # 3 – Untitled; Red on Green, Lol’ (2003), ‘D.A.F. prod series # 4 – Untitled; Pink metal, Tiger Eye’ (2003), ‘The Last Drum Song’ (2003), ‘Stillevenaturemorte’ (2004), ‘Sitting Diamonds’ (2004), ‘SUITE 338 – The Criminal Brides’ (2004), ‘D.A.F. prod series # 5 – Untitled; Glassbox’ (2004), ‘D.A.F. prod series # 6 – Red on Green, Lol V # 2’ (2004), ‘La Sainte Vierge’ (2005), ‘S338 – Flash’ (2005), ‘Deep Surface’ (2005-2006), ‘Within a Day’ (2011).
These last years, forseeing a new function to her choreographic art has enabled her to develop various collaborations with Inneke Van Waeyenberghe, Lieven Van Baelen, Hans Van Nuffel, Pete Connelly, Clémence Barret (film-makers) Sen Jan Jansen, [aisikl’], Blaise Van Celst, Patrick Codenys, Ariel Wizman (musicians) , Nadège Catenacci, Ben Op de Beeck, Tibo Pringot Vandenborre, Wim Verbecke (actors), Nadia Lauro, Florent Ruppert, Jean Pierre Bertrand, Chen Zhen, Xu Min, Kendell Geers, Marie Gabrielle Lou (plasticians) and author – art historian David Rosenberg.
Her most recent collaborations are still ongoing with Olga De Soto, Félicette Chazerand, Fabrice Ramalingom and Koen Augustijnen.
If in her early days, Florence studied Ballet, African dance, tap dance and modern’ jazz, contemporary dance is what she teaches. Full of her professional experiences and filled by her education in F.M. Alexander and Body-Mind-Centering, her teaching lead by a strong ability to share practice, is often a great lever for students, movers, professional dancers to strengthen their confidence, widening physical skills and multiplying movement qualities.
Florence is also practitioner of fascia-pulsology C.Carini (integration and mobility of the connective tissues).