Companies in residence
M anagement: Isabelle Anna Kathak Dance (India)
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"I created my Company in 2007 from my first choreographic productions presented in India in 2002. They are imbued with my bi-culturality which is the very essence of my artistic training. The vocation of my Company is to promote innovative projects born from my inspiration or responding to orders.
The discovery of Kathak dance in 1998 with Sharmila Sharma was the starting point of my specialization. Graduated from the Kathak Kendra Institution in New Delhi, where I spent 9 years, I gave many traditional shows in India and with my Company.
In 2011, I created my own workshop at Mandapa where I provide traditional teaching, representative of the Gharana of my master Pt Jaikishan Maharaj, and prepare for schools in India. "
- Isabelle Anna
Management: Jérôme Méla, Creation workshop
"After having worked passionately for ten years, from 1990 to 2005 as an actor under the direction of Antoine Campo, Jean-Louis Bauer and Georges Bigot, and in several companies, also trained in the practice of Kathakali under the direction of Kalamandalam Karunakaran, j I met Stanislavski's improvisational work, which was passed on to me for 15 years during Blanche Salant.
My independence had become necessary to gain access to greater freedom of action. The need to create a collective of actors seemed essential to me.
The artistic choices are based in my artistic life on meetings. In this sense, deepening relationships is obvious to me and it allows, thanks to the trust that is established, the reappropriation of absolutely major works.
Our work is accompanied by a strong spirit of companionship within a troupe bringing together actors and actresses, dancers, managers, painters, teacher-pedagogues, musicians and friends. "
- Jérôme Méla