The best way to describe the choreographic duo MEYER-CHAFFAUD is passionate, engaged and infectiously enthusiastic about dance. The dance style of MEYER-CHAFFAUD is raw and poetic, very musical and always personal. In their productions they choose concepts through which they can instigate a dialogue with their audience by discussing current themes, making use of innovative methods and by attracting new audiences.
In an artistic career that spans more than 20 years, they have developed themselves from excellent dancers for leading companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and Batsheva Dance Company, to choreographers whose work can be seen in theaters of all sizes. Their productions toured nationally and internationally with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Introdans, Dance Works Rotterdam/André Gingras, the Ballet of Genève, Ballet Junior Genève, Art printing House Vilnius, Kannon Dance St. Petersburg and Korzo producties.
The curious, multimedia nature of their work also lent itself to various international art festivals such as Todaysart, E-Pulse festival, and Le Temps danse Festival (Biarritz and Bourges, France). They also presented location projects such as Kamerdans for the CaDance festival, Philadelphia Life Arts (United States) and Voorkamerfest festival in Capetown (South Africa). In 2015, Good [Old] Times: My Tasteful Life was shown in sold out performances at the Holland Dance Festival. This was a production regarding and starring amateur dancers between the ages of 59 and 80.
Jérôme Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud are co-founders of CLOUD/Danslab in The Hague, a platform for research, knowledge and dialogue in the field of dance and performance art. In addition to their choreographic work, MEYER-CHAFFAUD regularly take up the positions of dance instructor and coach for the Royal Conservatory and Codarts University for the Arts, among others.
From 2017, MEYER-CHAFFAUD receives a multiannual subsidy from the Municipality of The Hague.
photo: Marcel Veldman