FRANÇOIS VERRET

Rendezvous: Rhapsodie démente, June 4, 5

For nearly 30 years, François Verret has dedicated his time, energy, and passion to artistic creation, more specifically, to dance. For him, dance is a team art and listening essential. Verret is always desirous to share his artistic experiences with others and create the conditions necessary for this exchange. The creative process has always been a point of intense collective adventures with endless dialogues, exchanges, and comparing different points of view. Constructing together with other artists from other cultures and other artistic languages is a part of the adventure, of the necessity that characterizes each piece.

A trained architect, François Verret discovered dance in 1975 with Karine Saporta. Following a residency with Hideyuki Yano and Elsa Wolliaston, he created his company in 1979. In 1980, he received first prize in the Bagnolet International Choreography Competition for Tabula rasa. This was the beginning of his career as an important choreographer in the new French dance movement, notably through his stage design approaches.

From 1993 to 2000, he founded and led the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. He worked there with several artists including Mathilde Monnier and Claudia Triozzi. Today, he is an artist associated with the Théâtre national de Bretagne in Rennes.

François Verret dans Rhapsodie démente © Paul Poucet

François Verret dans Rhapsodie démente © Paul Poucet

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