Valérie Gourru graduated in the Conservatory of Grenoble and Valence in classical piano. She is always looking for new sounds and new fields of experimentation. She trained 2 years body percussion with Julien Vasnier. She uses sound software like Protools, Garageband or Sibelius for writing. She is pianist, composer, teacher, she accompanied the classes of Cathy Cambet, Beatriz Acuna, Laura Faguer, Sylvie Hönle, Juliette Dürrleman, Anne Garrigues, Nora Commander, Julie Callet or Magali Benvenuti in ABC Danse, a contemporary dance company and school for young people. So she has written short pieces for contemporary dance but also composed, performed and sung in groups such as Vol de Nuit or C'est gentil chez vous, La Fiancée Animale. She also gives workshops in theaters as l’Hexagone or l’Espace 600 (Isère, France). She choreographs since 2014 with Magali Benvenuti for the pieces Travaux Manuels, TP, Les Petites Mains, C’n’est pas au vieux singe qu’on apprend à vendre la peau de l’ours and Oursinge. She composes and plays live the music of these pieces. Since 2016, she improvises in the hospital Rocheplane, with the musicians Alain Lafuente, Simon Drouin and Olivier Fontaine.

 

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