After her Aesthetics university studies at the Sorbonne, Fanny de Chailléworkswith Daniel Larrieu at the Tours National choreographic center. Shesimultaneouslycollaborateswith Rachid Ouramdane and alsoperforms in Gwenaël Morin’splays. Sheparticipated in visualartists’ projects, suchas ThomasHirschhorn or Pierre Huyghe.
Since 1995, she makes her own installations and performances: Karaokurt (1996), La Pierre de causette (1997), Le Robert (2000), Le Voyage d’hiver (2001) and Wake up (2003). In 2003, she starts developing work for the theatre with pieces such as, Underwear, pour une politique du défilé (2003), Ta ta ta (2005), AMÉRIQUE (2006), Gonzo Conférence and À nous deux (2007). Furthermore, Fanny de Chaillé collaborates with Emmanuelle Huynh as a dramaturg for Crible and ShinbaÏ. She’s the assistant of Alain Buffard in Tout va bien (2010) and Baron Samedi (2012), and joins a Session poster initiated by Boris Charmatz at the Avignon Festival in 2011. With Grégoire Monsaingeon, she co-founded the musical duet “Les Velourses”, with whom she creates Mmeellooddyy Nneellssoonn in the «albums» series of Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, in Paris, which she’s the associate artist during three years. In 2011, she creates Je suis un metteur en scène japonais based on Thomas Bernhard’s text Minetti and Passage à l’acte, co-signed with visual artist Philippe Ramette.
In 2013, she’s guest artist at the Centre Pompidou’s Nouveau Festival and presents the project La Clairière.
Her mostrecentpieces, LE GROUPE (2014) based on Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, and CHUT (2015), a tribute to Buster Keaton, wereconceived at the Espace Malraux, Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, whereshe’spresentlyassociateartist. Her collaboration with Pierre AlferibeginswithCOLOC in the frame of L’objet des mots/Actoral 2012, and the duo Répète (Concordanses 2014). Todayit continues withLES GRANDS (2017 premiere) in whichshe questions adulthoodstatus and the different reality layerswhichconstitutes a person.
Shewas an associateartist at the CND in Lyon from 2017 to 2020 and offered “Journées d’étude” to the artisticcommunity, amateurs and studentswhichallowed meetings and exchanges developedaround a theme for reflection and discussion (“Dramaturgy in dance”, “Interpreter in dance”, “Production, issues and uses” or even “Making dance speak”).
Since 2014, Fanny de Chaillé has been an associateartist at Malraux, scène nationale Chambéry Savoie whereshecreatedhermostrecentpieceintended for universityamphitheatres; DÉSORDRE DU DISCOURS (2019) after “L’ordre du discours” by Michel Foucault (ed. Gallimard) alsopresented at the Festival d’Automne in Paris.
Shealsoimagined an AUDIOGUIDE project: LE MONT-CENIS (2019), an audio documentarythatgivesvoice to itsinhabitants as well as an installation project for public spacesPOEME MONUMENT (2020) in collaboration with the designer David Dubois.
Fanny de Chailléisinvited to direct 10 youngactors for Talents Adami Théâtre 2020 and the Festival d’Automne à Paris:sheoffersthem a projectentitledLE CHOEURbased on the writing of the poet Pierre Alferi.
David Dubois is an independent designer and scenographer. He graduated from l’ENSCI – les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 2003, he currently lives and works in Paris. David chose to develop his work in the areas of design and fashion. He alternates between research projects, commissions, collaborations and many self initiated projects and pieces. His approach is characterized by an ongoing commitment to create new objects and invent new functions by combining, recycling and adapting useful objects and unexpected items and by using them in a totally new way. He creates a new appropriation and research of our everyday environment. His objects are marked by continuous experimentations and associations of different materials, with a particular attraction to textiles and flexible materials. Since the creation of his own studio – duboisproduct – in 2005, David Dubois works for brands, manufacturers, museums and galleries. He has notably collaborated with Bless, Martin Szekely, Issey Miyake, l’Herbe rouge, Christian Lacroix, Lalique, Kronenbourg, the Mudam, the Villa Noailles, the CIAV, the CIRVA and the Kadist Art Foundation. His work is produced by Bless, FR66, gallery MICA, gallery Sémiose, Ilivetomorrow, CIAV and the gallery Kreo in Paris, which represents him today. His objects are included in public and permanent collections of the Centre George Pompidou, FNAC (Fonds National d¹Art Contemporain, Paris), FMAC (Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris), Mudam, Villa Noailles and Grand-Hornu.
As a visual artist and set designer, Nadia Lauro has been developing her work for several decades in various contexts (scenic spaces, landscape architectures, museums). She has conceived set designs, environments, and visual installations with strong dramaturgical power, thus generating new ways of seeing and being together. Nadia Lauro has collaborated with the following international choreographers and performers: Vera Mantero, Benoît Lachambre, Frans Poelstra, Barbara Kraus, Emmanuelle Huynh, Fanny de Chaillé, Alain Buffard, Antonija Livingstone, Latifa Laabissi, Jonathan Capdevielle, Laeticia Dosh, and with Jennifer Lacey with whom she co-authored numerous projects. Les Presses du Réel published “Jennifer Lacey & Nadia lauro -dispositifs chorégraphiques” by Alexandra Baudelot. She recieved a New York Dance and Performance Award (The Bessie) for her visual installation in $Shot (Lacey/Lauro/Parkins/Cornell). In 1998 she founded Squash Cake Bureau with the architect Laurence Cremel to develop landscape design and urban furniture projects. She also designed concerts (Cocorosie, Gaspard Yurkévitch, Dani Siciliano) She has conceived the installations / performances: “Tu montes”, “As Atletas”, “I hear voices”, and has developed scripted environments in museums, theater houses, and art galleries in Europe, Japan, and Korea. For the 4th edition of the New Festival at the Centre Pompidou, she has presented “La Clairière” (Fanny de Chaillé / Nadia Lauro), an immersive visual environment designed to hear “Khhhhhhh”, Imaginary and Invented Languages. Since 2014, Nadia Lauro is associate artist to the Extension Sauvage Festival (Latifa Laabissi / Figure Project).
Before making the double bass her instrument of choice, Sarah Murcia studied the piano (first at the CNR in Boulogne, then with François Bou), and the cello for a number of years. She began her apprenticeship in the classes of improvised music given by Manuel and Patricio Villaroel, later becoming a student of Jean-François Jenny-Clark. She obtained a degree in musicology at the Sorbonne and was awarded a prize in orchestration by the Schola Cantorum. She has accompanied singers, (Charlélie Couture, Franck Monnet, Fred Poulet, Jacques Higelin, Piers Faccini, Elysian Fields) and improvisers (Sylvain Cathala, Steve Coleman, Kamilya Jubran). Some of these encounters have developped into lasting musical partnerships. For the last ten years she has played with the Magic Malik Orchestra, and Las Ondas Marteles (Nicolas et Seb Martel). At the moment she is a member of the groups Beau Catcheur (duo with Fred Poulet), Sylvain Cathala trio (with Sylvain Cathala et Christophe Lavergne), and Pearls of Swines (with Fred Galiay, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado). In 2001, she founded the group Caroline with drummer Franck Vaillant, guitarist Gilles Coronado and saxophonist Olivier Py. Saxophonist Guillaume Orti was added in 2012. As an arranger, she is involved in various projects, particularly Paul Ouazon’s music programs for television and the research atelier of Arte France. In 2011, Sarah Murcia and Kamilya Jubran initiated the project Nhaoul’, adding three musicians to their original duo (violin, viola , cello), and in 2013 they launched the project Wasl, a trio with Werner Hasler (trumpet et electronics). Sarah Murcia also composes music for the cinema and the dance. In 2012 she became musical director for “Baron Samedi”, the new creation of choreographer Alain Buffard, and presents also “Everybody”, a duo with the choreographer and danser Mark Tompkins. In 2012, she does a one year artist in residency at the “Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues” and presents several projects (Caroline and Guillaume Orti, Nhaoul, her solo, as well as a teaching project at the Paul Eluard highschool in Saint Denis, and a creation with BOA and Beau Catcheur). In 2014 is an artist in resdence at the Triton for a certain number of projects and cartes blanches (Beau Catcheur, a duo with Magic Malik, Caroline and Guillaume Orti, as well as a teaching project with Peter and the wolf for 4 vintage synthesizers). 2015 will be the occasion for two new creations : “Never Mind the future”, over the Sex Pistols’ album, with Caroline, Benoit Delbecq and Mark Tompkins ; as well as “Nhaoul/Habka”, with Kamiilya Jubran and three new musicians (Régis Huby – violin ; Guillaume Roy – Alto ; and Atsushi Sakaï – cello). This same year, she joins Louis Sclavis’ quintet with Dominique Pifarély, Benjamin Moussay et Christophe Lavergne. Sylvain Cathala’s trio expands with three new creations – first with Kamilya Jubran, then with Marc Ducret and Mathias Malher, and finally with Guillaume Orti, Bo van der Werf, Marc Ducret and Benjamin Moussay. She also performs in duo with Rodolphe Burger.
LA CLAIRIÈRE, Un Nouveau Festival, 2013 INDIGENCE = ELÉGANCE → « est à l’origine une compilation transdisciplinaire et antithématique de performances, de vidéos, de textes, le tout sous une forme de pseudo-conférence. Les éléments ont fini par se sédimenter, ce qui a donné lieu à l’apparition subreptice d’une quasi-architecture de presque-vrai-spectacle. Je reformule : comme j’explique au début de mon intervention, les choses qui seront montrées n’entretiennent pas de rapports directs les unes avec les autres. Ceci dit et cependant, il existe des liens entre ces choses, mais qui auraient plutôt tendance à être dissimulés, tacites, souterrains. Des sous-liens. Des méta-liens. »
LA CLAIRIÈRE, Un Nouveau Festival, 2013 AUTOARCHIVE → »est une conférence performée par Latifa Laâbissi, une théorie en mouvement, ou le mouvement d’une théorie portant sur les enjeux de son propre travail. C’est aussi l’exploration d’une production langagière, l’expérimentationd’une grammaire atypique qui joue des accents pour en troubler la perception. Une stratégie de démontage qui s’amuse à déhiérarchiser la rhétorique d’un discours savant sur le corps. »
Les minis qui ont joué dans LES GRANDS depuis sa création : Antoine Adobati, Gaspard Boulet, Sacha Buisson Roux, Automne Carbonnier, Zoé Chapuis, Jasmin Colas, Edgar Combrun, Arsène Dachkevitch, Léonard Dadé, Sacha Gayet, Jeanne Grollier, Naël Guillou, Mahaut Houles Carre, Viktor Klepal, Matéo Lahoz, Hadrien Le Mestique, Suzanne Madec, Sofia Marty, Jeanne Mathieu, Annette Monnerie, Antonin Montrozier, Margot Olivieri, Gil Perrissin, Stephane Poulet, Paul Rossetto, Jules Sahuc, Romann Sentier, Charlie Subra, Yanis Thomas, Maxence Ziadé.
Les ados qui ont joué dans LES GRANDS depuis sa création : Antoine Adobati, Aksel Aydinloglu, Soline Baudet, Leïna Benoit-Maazouz, Oscar Boiron, Sacha Buisson Roux, Félicien Fonsino, Florian Frenais-Minthe, Alexandre Furet, Ulysse Genevrey, Pierrick Grillet, Jeanne Grollier, Elise Mollier Sabet, Céléstin Séraphine, Violette Séraphine,