Le 19 juin, au Studio-théâtre de Vitry, sera présenté un extrait de la conférence performée: Créer sous d’autres noms que le sien, conçu et interprété par Chloé Déchery, en collaboration avec Raphaëlle Doyon (collaboration artistique), Marion Boudier (collaboration dramaturgique), Matthieu Canaguier (vidéo), Alix Boillot (scénographie), Anna RInzo (costumes) et Mathilde Chadeau (assistanat mise en scène).

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Since 2019, Chloé Déchery is developing a new multi-folded performance project, Première, which seeks out to uncover possible alternative narratives and trajectories of female artists (real and imaginary); playing with the notions of the « alter ego » within the frame of  performance-making. For this, Chloé is working on a new playtext; a two-handler performance score with a plant; a film installation of interviews with senior female artists and a lecture-performance offering a matrimonial take on art history

Research and development residencies include: Studio-théâtre de Vitry (May 2021; July 2020; September 2019; March and April 2020), Centre National de la Danse (July 2021 and March 2021), the 104 (October 2019), Critical Path, Sydney, Australia (May 2019)

Chloé Déchery iscurrently working on a book which includes the playtext of her previous performance A Duet Without You and which is entitled Performing Collaboration in Solo Performance, « A Duet Without You » and Performance as Research. It is due to be published with Intellect and will be released in Spring 2021.

The book Performing Collaboration in Solo Performance, « A Duet Without You » and Practice as Research 

is a new publication project contracted with UK publisher Intellect. It is co-authored by Chloé Déchery and many collaborators involved in different capacities in the creative process of Chloé’s latest solo piece A Duet Without You.
The contributors include Dr Clare Finburgh (Goldsmith University), Michael Pinchbeck (Lincoln University), Diana Diaman (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Mary Paterson, Deborah Pearson, Tom Parkinson, Marty Langthorne, and Karen Christopher.
The book provides an investigation grounded into performance practice and practice-as-research methodology on the issues of co-authorship and collaborative labour in a world more and more characterized by fragmentation, displacement, virtual communication and long-distance relationships. It addresses and playfully engages with the following questions: what is a duet without a partner? How does the solo form adresses the absentee(s)? What is a collaborative body? How can one sole performer enact and convey a collaborative practice? How can one body on stage carry out several voices at once? Can we stand in for others? Can we speak on behalf of others? How can we nurture a sense of “being-together” through and despite absence?
The publication provides an invaluable insight into an exemplary creative process typified by a rigorous practice-as-research methodology where practical experimentation and critical writing combine, merge and complete each other in order to generate creative material of both artistic excellence and critical value. It stands as both an example of a professional and rigorous artistic practice which could be drawn upon for pedagogic objectives and as an experimental model for an exploratory array into devising, collaboration, fluid dramaturgy and co-authoring, collaboration and community.
The publication date is scheduled for early 2022.

What Do You See When You Turn Out the Light?

is an essay-film at the cross-over between an artist’s film, a documentary about a creative process and an experimental film combining fragmented writing and archival footage. The film takes at its heart the creative process conducted by French theatre-director Philippe Quesne leading to the making of his new theatre piece, La Nuit des Taupes (Welcome to Caveland!) to further explore the intertwined themes of darkness and creation while musing on various philosophical and literary references (including, notably, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave).
The film was screened for the first time at Nanterre-Amandiers on Saturday the 26th of November 2016 and was later screened at the Seghal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance in March 2017 in New-York.
The film was funded thanks to the supports of generous patrons (see the list of the benefactors below) and with the support from Nanterre-Amandiers (co-production Moustache).
For more information, you can look at the page dedicated to the project on this website

List of the benefactors :
Françoise et Bernard Guérini
Florence de Ponthaud
Françoise et François Lemarchand
Vincent Rouxel
Anne-Marie et Philippe Daemlincourt
Martine et Philippe Haspeslagh
Brigitte et Thierry Pascaut
Pascale et Guy Berruyer
Gilles Besnoit
Marie-Catherine et Charles-Henri Flammarion
Patrick Bernard
Nicole et Bernard Thiérée
Annie Clair
Agnès et Laurent Perpère
Yolande et Pascal Coupin
Catherine et Pierre Delarue
Anne-Marie et Jean-François Bijon
Eloi Déchery
Marie et Bertrand Déchery