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about

Sophie Claire Annen is a Swiss dance artist and creative.

Her main interest lies in facilitating people's uncovering of their own potential. Through energetic practices and the embracing of one's whole spectrum of sensations, she aims to make people experience what is possible when they come back to their raw and truest expression. 

Sophie Claire holds a Bachelor in Contemporary Dance from the University of the Arts of Zurich and a Master in Dance and Performance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Her involvement in projects of various disciplines and nature, from Indian, Colombian, and Syrian dance to working with disability, video mapping, and acrobatics allows her to reach a cultural broadness while shaping her artistic individuality.

After spending a trimester as an exchange student at the Taiwan National College of Performing Arts in 2017, she continues her artistic journey in Israel, where she trains with Vertigo and Batsheva Dance Company, learning and performing their repertoire.

In 2019, Sophie Claire tours around the UK and Scotland as part of Transitions Dance Company in London, while developing her own movement language in multiple projects.

In 2020 she works as a dancer for Giorgia Lolli at the creation of Eufemia in the artistic residency supported by Anghiari Dance Hub. The piece is still touring around Europe in 2023.

In 2021, Sophie Claire embarks on a self-growth journey led by Humanhood, with which she still collaborates nowadays, and discovers an approach to movement and energetics which resonates deeply with her own.

From 2022 onwards, she works as a freelance artist, offering masterclasses, retreats, and astrology readings as a way to reconnect to one's own truth, unconditioned expression, and body awareness.

Listen to the interview at Storytime here

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My vision

In my opinion, everything is a creative process. And we are all creatives. From the moment we are born, we shift and shape our reality with the thoughts, feelings and actions that we entertain.

Therefore, the approach that I use in my work is to facilitate people’s uncovering of their own potential. By bringing mind, body and soul in alignment, we can work together with them, instead of letting them work against us unconsciously (for example by judging ourselves all the time).

My role here is simply to witness and hold people through this process, which is unique to anyone and free from aesthetics and judgments. Through energetic practices and the embracing of one's whole spectrum of sensations, I aim to make people experience what is possible when they come back to their raw and truest expression.

To me, it is also a lot of undoing of what we have learnt and stripping of the layers we have taken on as an identity, only to see the essence that we all are underneath, which is Love. Love for oneself and one another, that in the interconnectedness of the Universe is the same.

Nature, movement and the exchange of energies with other living beings are crucial to remember this Oneness and to support the alchemical process of transforming oneself from the inside out.

 

I love to create these containers for people to express themselves, but I also believe that ourselves, and especially our bodies, are our own best teachers, on which we can always rely.

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