Since 1983, Catherine Diverrès has worked with many artistic collaborators such as the plastician Annish Kapoor, the choreographer Bernardo Montet, the set designers Goury and Daniel Jeanneteau; the filmmaker Téo Hernandez, and to create the lighting Dominique Bruguière and Pierre Yves Lohier; the musician Eiji NaKazawa; the sound designer Denis Gambiez; the photographers Lee Yanor, Antoine d’Agata, Fabio SgroÏ, and Didier Ben Loulou.
Over the past several years the choreographer has built her artistic team, with whom she works consistently. The dancers are Emilio Urbina, Rafael Pardillo, Thierry Micouin, Alessandro Bernardeschi, Harris Gkekas, Capucine Goust, Pilar Andres Contreras, Hakiko Hasegawa, Tamara Stuart-Ewing and Francesca Mattavalli.
Laurent Peduzzi is a plastician and a set designer. He has created sets for theatre and opera, notably for Elisabeth Chailloux, Adel Hakim, Vincent Colin, Pierre Romans, John Berry, Jacques Nichet, Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff, Yves Beaunesne, Isabelle Janier, Robert Fortune, Jacques Rosner, Jean Michel Rabeux, Gilles Chavassieu, Carlos Barcena, Michel Rosenman, Claude Degliame, Michel Deutsh, Dominique Pitoiset, François Rancillac, Gildas Bourdet, Alain Milianti, Carlos Wittig, Jean-Luc Lagarce, Michel Didym, Antoine Bourseiller, Pierre Barrat, Stephen Taylor and Jean-Louis Benoit, and in film for Jacques Rouffio. He has been an artistic collaborator for Catherine Diverrès since 1999, creating sets for Corpus, 4+1 (little song), San, Cantieri, Solides, Alla prima, La Maison du Sourd, Encor, Blowin’, Ô Sensei, Penthésilées, Dentro and Blow the bloody doors off.
After studying aesthetics at the Sorbonne, Jean-Luc Guionnet, a saxophonist, developed many projects in the field of electroacoustic and improvized music. He collaborates regularly with Eric Cordier, Olivier Benoît, Eric La Casa and works with La Casa on workshops involving radiophonic creation at France Culture. He is a member of the editorial board of Terre des signes, a periodical open to non-Western cultures, published between 1995 and 1997 at l’Harmattan. Since 1995, he has participated in the creations of the company “Hop là! nous vivons.” And since 2007, he has been part of many of Catherine Diverrès’ creations: Penthésilées, Dentro, Blow the bloody doors off.
A well-known percussionnist, Seijiro Murayama has worked in France since 1999, having spent nearly 20 years in the field of improvized music. His work focuses primarily on the collaboration between music and other artistic activities: dance (Catherine Diverrès), video (Olivier Gallon), painting (François Bidault), photography (www.purpose.fr), literature, philosophy (Jean-Luc Nancy, Ray Brassier), performance (Diego Chamy) … which does not stop his participation in many other acoustic projects (with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Pascale Criton, Eric Cordier, Eric La Casa, Axel Dörner, Tim Blechmann, Seymour Wright, Toshimaru Nakamura, Toshiya Tsunoda). His principal interest remains improvization, even if he is not always able to practice it. His approach is based upon attention to the space and to the venue, to the energy in the audience, notably to the quality of silence at different levels (physical, social, ontological). He has reflected upon questions of the idiomatic and non-idiomatic, “Idioms and Idiots” (with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Mattin, Ray Brassier 2009). Since 2010, he has been the curator of the “Personal and Collective” Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
A lighting designer since 1985, Marie-Christine Soma was the lighting director at the Théâtre National de Marseille-La Criée, and later was an assistant to Henri Alekan and Dominique Bruguière. She created the lighting for works by Geneviève Sorin, Alain Fourneau, for the group Ilotopie; then, beginning in 1990, for works by Marie Vayssière, François Rancillac, Alain Milianti, Jean Paul Delore, Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff, Eric Lacascade, Michel Cerda, and more recently for Eric Vigner, Arthur Nauzyciel, Catherine Diverrès, Marie-Louise Bischofberger, Jean Claude Gallotta, Jacques Vincey, Frédéric Fisbach, Eléonore Weber, Alain Ollivier …. In 2001 she began an artistic collaboration with Daniel Jeanneteau on Racine’s Iphigénie. At the same time she also conceived the lighting for two exhibitions/performances at the Grande Halle de la Villette, “Fêtes Foraines” in 1995 and “Le Jardin Planétaire” in 1999, as well as for the installation of the photographer Nan Goldin in the Chapelle de la Salpêtrière during the 2004 Autumn Festival in Paris. She has taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in the Set Design section since 1998, at ENSATT in Lyon since 2004.
CIDALIA DA COSTA
Cidalia da Costa brings her art in costuming to serve a text, a lecture, to the collective interpretation of a director and his or her company, with an instinctive taste for the co‑opting of materials and the mixing of periods. After studying the plastic arts, she began working in film, then live performance. For the theatre she created costumes for Pierre Ascaride, Didier Bezace, Vincent Colin, Gabriel Garran, Daniel Mesguich, Jacques Nichet, Philippe Adrien, Yves Beaunesne, Hubert Colas and Gilbert Tsaï. For contemporary dance, she has collaborated with Jean Gaudin, Bernardo Montet, Christian Trouillas and Catherine Diverrès, with whom she has worked for more than twenty years. Her clothing and costumes have been shown in major exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Grande Halle de la Villette as well as at the Comédie Française.
After earning a degree in performing arts & film and being certified as a projectionist, he decided to focus on lighting live performance.
He took over stage management for Mitoyen by Renaud Herbin, lit by Laurent Queyrut and also worked for the Compagnie Là Où. He created the lighting for Petites âmes, Plug and La queue de Mr Kat by Paulo Duarte, for Ritournelle by Julika Mayer, Pygmalion miniature, Actéon Miniature and Profils by Renaud Herbin.
At the same time he worked as a lighting designer for the theatre company Felmur in Rennes, and created the lighting for Preparadise Sorry Now by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, III by Philippe Malone and Chto interdit au moins de 15 ans by Sonia Chiambretto, directed by Gweltaz Chauviré. He recently created the lighting for Manto, a puppet piece by Uta Gebert. He also took over the stage management for Le soir des Monstres by Etienne Saglio, a new magic piece lit by Elsa Revol, and for Blowin’, Ô Senseï, Solides and Penthésilées by Catherine Diverrès, contemporary dance works lit by Marie-Christine Soma.
He is currently working on the creations Novo by Paulo Duarte, 20 à 30,000 jours by Fanny Bouffort, Dentro by Catherine Diverrès and Landru by Yoann Pencolé.