28 & 29.08.18
Hakka Cultural Center Taipei
Mathilde Monnier offers an insight into her working method, tackling themes of her repertoire. Participants will be able to experience and progress throught the work process, and dramaturgy.
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. 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 chorégraphique 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. 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.