Mathilde Monnier

After coming to dance late, Mathilde Monnier performed in the dance companies of Viola Farber and François Verret before taking up choreography in 1984, creating group works, solos and duos. From one work to the next, she defied expectations by producing work that was endlessly fresh and new.

Her work explores the inherent issues of composing movement and are also linked to broader questions like communality and the links to music and memory.

Her appointment as director of the Centre Choréographique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 marked the beginning of a period of experimentation with other fields of art, and a reflection on the role of the institution and its outreach.

Her dances such as Pour AntigoneDéroutesLes lieux de làSurrogate CitiesSoapéra and Twin parado have been performed on the biggest stages, as well as at international festivals.

She alternates solo projects and collaborative works with various figures from the art world, such as Katerine, Christine Angot, La Ribot and Heiner Goebbels.

Since January 2014, she has been the director of the CN D Centre National de la Danse based in Pantin and Lyon.

Thanks to her influence, the CN D is today a dance centre and a place of indiscipline par excellence, continually appropriating other art forms and forging new links with them.