Baptiste Hilbert

Baptiste began his professional training at EPSE danse in France. Subsequently, in 2013, he joined the Postgraduate Company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance "Verve13" in Leeds where he participated in the creations of Ben Wright, James Wilton and Frauke Requardt.

 

Baptiste Hilbert decided to finish his training with a year at Ballet Junior de Geneve, where he had the opportunity to work on pieces by Hofesh Shechter, Barack Marshall, Roy Assaf, Co. 7273, etc. Since then, he has danced for different choreographers such as Jill Crovisier (LU), Benvindo da Fonseca (PT), Anu Sistonen (FI), Bernard Baumgarten (LU), Saeed Hani (SY) and Sarah Baltzinger (FR). During his studies, Baptiste Hilbert developed a particular interest in choreographic creation. With Catarina Barbosa (PT), he is co-founder of the Luxembourg association As We Are (AWA asbl) through which his first creation As you want was produced in 2016 as part of the "Emergences" program organized by the TROIS C-L. The following year he choreoraphed a solo for the dancer Catarina Barbosa, ‘With my eyes’, benefiting from the accompaniment of the same program in TROIS C-L. In addition, along with Sandy Flinto, Giovanni Zazzera, Catarina Barbosa and Pierrick Grobéty, he joined the creative group Art.13 produced by AWA a.s.b.l. (First premiered on January 3rd and 4th, 2018).

 

With AWA As We are a.s.b.l, alongside Catarina Barbosa he created the "AWA Platform" in 2018, in cooperation with TROIS C-L, Kinneksbond - Mamer Cultural Center and the National Dance Confederation in Luxembourg. This event was intended for amateur audiences and dance professionals alike in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. Currently, he is working with Catarina Barbosa and others on his first long piece (with 24 FPS as a working title). For this phase of choreographic research, they are supported by TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, the CCN - Ballet of the National Opera of the Rhine in France and the Cine-Teatro Garrett in Portugal.

©Miikka Heinonen