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Pascal Rambert is a French writer, choreographer, and director for the stage and screen. He was born in 1962. In 2016 he receives the “ Grand prix de l’Académie Française pour l’ensemble de son oeuvre” / “Theater Prize from Académie Française for his entire body of work”.

From january 2017 he has been the partner artist at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaz from september 2017 and from 2014 the partner playwright at the National Theatre of Strasbourg.

For 10 years, 2007-2016, he served as the Director of TG2-Théâtre de Gennevilliers, which he has transformed into a national dramatic center for contemporary creation, exclusively devoted to living artists (theater, dance, opera, contemporary art, film, and philosophy).

Rambert’s theatre plays and choreographies have been produced by structure, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication,and staged in Europe, North America, Asia, Russia, South America, Middle East.

His writing (theater, stories, and poetry) is published in France with the press Solitaires Intempestifs and has been translated, published, and staged in many languages: English, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, Portuguese (From Portugal and from Brazil), Spanish (Mexican and Argentinian), Castilian, Catalan, Dutch, Czech, Thaï, Dansk and Greek.

His dance pieces, including the most recent, Memento Mori, created in 2013 with the lighting designer Yves Godin, have been performed at major festivals and contemporary dance festivals: Montpellier, Avignon, Utrecht, Berlin, and Hamburg as well as New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Pascal Rambert has directed several operas in France and in the United States.

The short films he has directed have been selected and awarded at festivals in Pantin, Locarno, Miami, and Paris.

His play Clôture de l’amour (Love’s End), created at the 65th Festival d’Avignon in 2011 with Audrey Bonnet and Stanislas Nordey, was an international success. The script won the prize for public theater in the Theater 2013 – Dithea competition, the prize for best new French-language play from the Syndicat de la Critique (Critics’ Union) in 2012, and the Grand Prize for dramatic literature from the Centre national du théâtre (National Theater Center) in October, 2012. In 2017, Clôture de l’amour was staged more than 180 times in France and much more all over the world, and translated in 23 languages. Pascal Rambert has adapted Clôture de l’amour into eleven languages: for the Moscow Art Theatre; in New York, Zagreb, Modena, and Rome, and at Milan’s Piccolo Theatro; in Shizuoka, Osaka, and Yokohama; in Berlin and at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg; in Barcelona at the Grec Festival and in Madrid at the Festival de Otoño ; and in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, and Odense, in mandarin in China in Beijing, in arabic in Cairo in Egypt, in finnish in Finland, Helsinki.

Pascal Rambert created Une (micro) histoire économique du monde, dansée  (A (micro) history of world economics, danced) at T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, in 2010. After its French tour, Pascal Rambert has adapted the work for further performances in Japan; in Hamburg and Karlsruhe, Germany; in the United States in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh; and in Cairo, Egypt.

His play Avignon à vie (Avignon for Life), read by Denis Podalydès, was first staged at the 2013 67thFestival d’Avignon in the Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes.

His most recent play, Répétition (Rehearsal),written for Emmanuelle Béart, Audrey Bonnet, Denis Podalydès of the Comédie Française, Stanislas Nordey, and Claire Zeller, premiered December 12, 2014 at T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers- national dramatic center for contemporary creation as part of Festival d’Automne in Paris. It was afterward performed in Lyon and toured nationally and internationally in the fall of 2015.

At the end of 2016, he will direct the italian version of the play, Prova, at the Teatro Arena del Sole de Bologna and at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, and in 2017 Ensayothe spanish version in Madrid. For Répétition (Rehearsal) Pascal Rambert was awarded from the French Academy with the annual prize 2015 of literature and philosophy.

In June, 2015, in the bare space of the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris, Rambert will present five of his plays: Memento Mori, Clôture de l’amour (Love’s end), Avignon à vie (Avignon for life), De mes propres mains (With My Own Hands) and Libido Sciendi.

In January, 2016, he did premier his play Argument, written for Laurent Poitrenaux and Marie-Sophie Ferdane, at the CDN (National Theater Center) Orléans / Loiret / Centre, then present it at La Comédie in Reims and at T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers – national dramatic center for contemporary creation.

In may 2017 at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombiers in Paris, he directed the text Une vie(A life) that he wrote for the actors of the Comédie-Française in Paris.

In August 2017, he has written GHOSTsfor some Taïwanese actors, he directed it for the opening of the Performaning Art Festival in Tapei.

He wrote Actrice (Actress) for the actors of the Art Theater of Moscow, and he created it on December 12nd 2017 at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris,starred Marina Hands, Audrey Bonnet Jakob Öhrman, Elmer Bäck, Rasmus Slätis, Jean Guizerix, Emmanuel Cuchet, Ruth Nüesch, Luc Bataïni, Lyna Khoudri, Yuming Hey, Sifan Shao, Laetitia Somé, and alternately, Anas Abidar, Nathan Aznar et Samuel Kircher. Actrice toured in France from January to march 2018.

He wrote Reconstitutionin march 2018 for and with Vero Dahuron and Guy Delamotte from the Panta Theatre in Caen.

He wrote Nos Parents (Our Parents) for the student actors of the Manufacture in Lausanne that he directed in April 2018.

In novembre 2018, he will direct Soeurs (Sisters) written for Marina Hands and Audrey Bonnet.

He’s currently writing Architecturefor Emmanuelle Béart, Marina Hands, Audrey Bonnet, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Denis Podalydès, Arthur Nauzyciel, Laurent Poitrenaux, Stanislas Nordey et Jacques Weber. Architecture will be created at the Festival d’Avignon in 2019.

Born in 1980 in Bayonne, Pauline Roussille lives and works in Paris.

Graduated in law and administration of artistic and cultural structures, she specializes in the field of dance through practice and studies in art and philosophy of dance. From 2004 to 2008, she directed AIRE, which produces and distributes, in France and abroad, the performances and dance pieces of contemporary choreographers such as Alice Chauchat (FR / DE), Anne Juren (FR / AU) and Alix Eynaudi (FR / BE). She manages the theater company Superamas in France and the projects of Amaya Urra (FR / ES).

From 2009 to 2016 she is director of production at T2G-Théâtre de Gennevilliers -national drama center of contemporary creation, directed by the author and director Pascal Rambert, a place exclusively dedicated to living artists (theater, dance, opera, contemporary art, cinema) which produces, hosts and broadcasts the works of contemporary creators such as Mathieu Bertholet, Heiner Goebbels, Jan Fabre, Christophe Fiat, Rodrigo Garcia, Antoine Gindt, Oriza Hirata, Ryoji Ikeda, Young Jean Lee, Jan Lauwers, Lazare, Department Store , Mathilde Monnier, Valerie Mréjen, Arthur Nauzyciel, Markus Öhrn, Toshiki Okada, René Pollesch, Philippe Quesne, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Claudia Triozzi, Rachid Ouramdane, Pascal Rambert, Cindy Van Acker, Felice Varini, Gisele Vienna, …

In 2017 she creates and directs structure, which produces and distributes in France and abroad the French performances and plays of the author and director Pascal Rambert, and which co-produces or collaborates on many international creations of the same artist produced by theaters such as the National Theater D. Maria II in Lisbon, The Penghao Theater in Beijing, El Pavon Teatro Kamikaze in Madrid, the Komaba Agora Theater in Tokyo, etc. structure is a partner of the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris and subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

She also is assistant director with Pascal Rambert on some productions of structure, such as the play Actress, with Marina Hands, Audrey Bonnet, Jakob Öhrman, Elmer Bäck, Rasmus Slätis, Ruth Nüesch, Emmanuel Cuchet, Jean Guizerix, Sifan Shao, Lyna Khoudri, Yuming Hey, Laetitia Somé, and alternately Anas Abidar, Nathan Aznar, Samuel Kircher, created in December 2017 at the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris, and touring from January to April 2018 in France and abroad. She will also be the assistant director of Sisters with Marina Hands and Audrey Bonnet which will be created in November 2018 in Bonlieu SN Annecy then at the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris.