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BIOGRAPHIE

(ENGLISH BELOW)


Créer. Transmettre. Partager.

A partir de l’identité de l’autre, Léa Dant met en scène l’intime, comme miroir de l’humanité. 


Elle crée des processus déclencheurs de la créativité des interprètes, des artistes et des participants d’ateliers qu’elle accompagne.

Son savoir-faire et son rôle sont une forme de maïeutique, « un art de faire accoucher les esprits » comme le définissait Socrate.


Le fil conducteur de la quinzaine de spectacles qu’elle a créés en France et au Brésil est le témoignage intime, sous des formes originales impliquant les spectateurs tels des spectacles-parcours, un banquet, une bulle gonflée, du théâtre d’agora ou encore des créations théâtrales visuelles et oniriques tels des tableaux prenant vie.


Elle est franco-américaine et s’est formée au cinéma, au mouvement corporel éducatif (Méthode Danis Bois) et à la mise en scène (Paris III), puis au coaching scénique (Harmoniques) et a appris son métier auprès de grands metteurs en scènes français : Armand Gatti, Philippe Genty et au sein de la Cie pour acteurs handicapés mentaux L’Oiseau-Mouche. Elle a coaché les chanteurs du groupe Aaron et L. 


Léa DANT est titulaire du Diplôme d’État en qualité de professeure de théâtre. Elle a enseigné en école d’acteurs (Les Enfants terribles, Paris), en Lycée Option Théâtre (Sotteville-lès-Rouen, 76) et est formatrice au sein de la FAIAR – Formation supérieure d’art dans l’espace public (Marseille) où elle transmet la mise en scène et accompagne les projets de création des élèves depuis 2015.

BIOGRAPHY (EN)

Léa Dant is Franco-American, born in 1974. She grew up in Washington D.C. and Rabat (Morrocco) and moved to France at age 15 to pursue her goal in theater.

She creates her own company, the Théâtre du Voyage Intérieur, in 1999 in Paris (FR).

Through her plays and performances, which she devises, writes and directs, she seeks an intimate relationship with the spectator, beyond that of the performance, by creating conditions where intimate moments are shared and lived through by both audience and the performers. 

Through her workshops, the participants are placed at the heart of the expression of their own identity in a new experience of the self, allowing them to share their singularity with others.

Since 2018 she has turned to creating performances in public space, either one on one, creating poetic encounters with people in the street, or with large groups of women, in link with their culture and city, performing urban rituals that stage sisterhood on a large scale.

BACKGROUND

Meeting Arman Gatti (journalist, playwright, film director deported in concentration camps at age 15) in 1992 marked the beginning of her journey in theatre. Acting for him changed her vision of theatre, and from that point on she perceived acting as a way of expressing the

identity, a carrier of necessity and meaning.

This new way of looking at theatre would be enriched through working with Sophie Legarroy and her “O” Collective (Grenoble), which brought together artists to create events in which the lived experience had an important place. This work is what led her into theatre direction.

Two further encounters were key to her learning experience: with Philippe Genty she perfected her techniques as a director through the creation of Dédale, created for the Cour d’Honneur at the Palais des Papes at the Avignon festival in 1997. She then approached another aspect of direction through her work with the mentally handicapped acting troupe l’Oiseau-Mouche (Roubaix), for whom she was assistant director in 1999.

The defining trait of her work is the identity as the kernel of all artistic acts, both for her in her creation and for others, whom she seeks to accompany in their own self-expression.

To do so, she trains in pedagogical techniques in order to be able to teach different approaches: physical (a practician of the Danis Bois Method), supervision of theatrical workshops (Diploma in Specialized Theatre Studies from the Censier Sorbonne Nouvelle university). She then undergoes training in coaching at Harmoniques in order to be able to accompany other performers. Since 2015 she's been working for the FAIAR (Formation supérieure des arts dans l'espace public) in Marseille, a training program specialized in performance for public space where she accompanies the apprentices personal creation projects and teaches directing (actors and staging).