"My work as a movement artist blurs boundaries and crosses categories. Re-defining the traditional concepts of a piece, challenging the conventions of choreography, performance, time, space and audience relationships."
Claire Elizabeth Barratt-Fifth Season Magazine/05
Cilla_Vee Movement Projects is a Bronx, NY based movement and dance company, established in 2002, whose mission is to explore the ways in which 'movement' as a performance art form can go beyond the anticipated format of dance choreography while maintaining artistic integrity as priority over experimentation.
Director Claire Elizabeth Barratt has a Dance and Musical Theater background, with training received in her native country of Britain at the London Studio Center of Performing Arts and the Laban Center for Movement and Dance.
She spent ten years in the southern states of Tennessee and North Carolina,where she held the position of Co Director for Circle Modern Dance as well as choreographing for Opera, Musical Theater,Music Video, Commercials and collaborating with Multi-Media, Film, Visual, Music and Literary Artists.
Now based in the Bronx, NY, she runs Cilla_Vee Movement Projects, a multi-disciplinary performing arts company, performing in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan and is performance curator for Haven Gallery.
She served a one year apprenticeship with Lori Belilove & Company of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and has been featured in Art Basel Miami, the Washington DC International Improv Festival and the Transmodern Age Festival in Baltimore, MD.
This summer she spent a month in France, working with musicians in the Paris improv scene and also performed in Ottawa, Canada at the Sanctuary Series and the Dans/CE Kapital Festival. She is the featured dancer for this year's High Zero Festival in Baltimore.