Sanne Clifford (1984) is a choreographer, teacher, performer & coach based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has a rich educational background in dance & choreography holding the following degrees:
*MA in Choreography (Fontys School of the Arts, Tilburg)
*MA in Education in Arts (Codarts School of the Arts, Rotterdam)
*BA in Dance (AHK Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam)
From 2012 to 2015 Sanne was co-founder, co-director and house-choreographer of New Dance Company, a platform that takes initiatives to help young choreographers and dancers in their artistic development. Since 2015 she started a new initiative together with Anja Gallagher, called Choreolab Europe. This collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography dives into artistic development. It provides an artistic playground where new ideas and questions can be born, shared and reflected on, in a peer-to-peer setting.
As choreographer & artistic researcher she is interested in the collaborative choreographic process, interdisciplinary and the connection between collaborators, performers and viewers/audience. She plays with different perspectives and the awareness on creative approaches within each process, research and class. She has been performing in her own works several time, bringing an eclectic and authentic movement language. Sanne presented her work in the Netherlands, Spain, Macedonia, Denmark and Hungary. In 2017 she will also show her works among others in Italy and Belgium.
As a teacher Sanne is mainly focussed on Contemporary dance & creativity, Choreography and Body-awareness. She has been working with, among others: Selma Susanna School of Performing Arts, Chassé Dance Studios, Buitenkunst, Frank Sanders’ Musical Academy (Amsterdam, NL), 2nd IDOCDE Symposium - Impuls Tanz (Vienna, AT), The Link - Centre for Dance & Health (Bern area, CH) & CAMP_iN platform (San Luis Potosi, MX).
As a creativity & movement coach she help bringing awareness into one or a combination the following aspects:
- the personal situation or life stage of the client approached from a bodily perspective
- the creative process and
- ways of collaborating; the different roles and stages within.
She addresses topic such as: habits and patterns, use of breath, release techniques, concept development and the stages of the creative process. This takes place in individual or small group sessions.