Bruno Benne
Historical dance - baroque

Bruno Benne, born in Toulouse, is a French choreographer and dancer of contemporary and baroque dance.  Specialising in Baroque dance and music, Bruno Benne founded the Beaux-Champs company in 2013 to develop a modern, hybrid vision of Baroque dance through his contemporary approach.

After training in classical dance at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Toulouse, he went on to study contemporary dance at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. In 2005, he met two specialists in baroque dance, Béatrice Massin and Marie-Geneviève Massé, and took part in a number of their creations. Other encounters have sharpened his learning curve, such as interpreting the choreography of Atys by the pioneering Francine Lancelot. As a performer, he has danced at the Opéra National de Paris, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, the Festival International de Danse Contemporaine CDC, the Opéra Comique de Paris, the Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshop10, Bard College and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, to name but a few.

In his early days as a choreographer, he met Lucinda Childs, with whom he collaborated as assistant choreographer on three occasions between 2013 and 2017. With the Beaux-Champs company, he has created several pieces including SQUARE (2016), Caractères (2019) and Rapides water music (2022).

His works have been performed at the Centre National de la Danse de Pantin , KLAP Maison pour la Danse de Marseille, the Festival Le Temps d’Aimer la Danse, the Festival Baroque de Sablé/Sarthe, the Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours and many others. In 2016, at the request of Yvan Cavallari, he choreographed Ornements for 9 dancers from the Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin.

Bruno Benne received a grant from the Fondation Beaumarchais SACD in 2015 and is an Associate Artist at La Barcarolle – EPCC Saint Omer from 2021 to 2024. He regularly teaches the principles, codes and concepts of baroque dance at workshops and masterclasses in France and abroad.

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About The Class

Class will focus on Baroque Dance technique and composition. Bruno will mix learning of dances reconstructed upon Beauchamps-Feuillet notation, duet and solo, and workshop with baroque dance’s tool to create your own dances. He will also transmit some extract of his own repertoire as Rapides (2022).

Class will take place in the morning.

Level Of Skills Required

intermediate - professionals (knowledge in baroque dance is not necessary)

What to wear

Dance clothes, socks or soft dance shoes

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

English, French