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Fabrik Cassiopée currently collaborates with Jonathan Capdevielle / Poppydog (since 2009), Mickaël Phelippeau / bi-p (since 2013), Marcela Santander Corvalán / Mano Azul (since September 2016), Jonathan Drillet & Marlène Saldana / The UPSBD (since January 2022) and Hortense Belhôte for administration, production and distribution. Hortense Belhôte's projects are carried out as delegated productions.
We have chosen to work with a limited number of artists, in order to be able to support the singularity of their approach as closely as possible, to develop their activities as well as possible and to deploy a relevant and targeted implementation according to the nature of the projects.
MARCELA SANTANDER CORVALÁN
JONATHAN DRILLET & MARLENE SALDANA
Jonathan Capdevielle was born in 1976 in Tarbes, France. He lives in Paris. He studied drama in Tarbes from 1993 to 1996, then he entered the Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. Director, actor, puppeteer, ventriloquist, dancer and singer, Jonathan Capdevielle is a unconventional multitalented artist.
He has been involved as an actor in several performances such as: Personnage à réactiver, (by Pierre Joseph) (1994), Performance with Claude Wampler (1999), Mickey la Torche by Natacha de Pontcharra, translation Taoufik Jebali, directed by Lotfi Achour, Tunis (2000), Les Parieurs and Blonde Unfuckingbelievable Blond, directed by Marielle Pinsard (2002), Le Golem directed by David Girondin Moab (2004), Le Dispariteur, Le groupe St Augustin, Monsieur Villovitch, Hamlet and Marseille Massacre (atelier de création radiophonique - France Culture), directed by Yves-Noël Genod (2004-2010), Bodies in the cellar, directed by Vincent Thomasset (2013). He performs the role of Nicolas in the film Boys like us directed by Patric Chiha (release scheduled in Autumn 2014).
Gisèle Vienne’s collaborator since the beginning, he has been performing in almost all her plays:
Jean Genet’s Splendid’s (2000), Showroomdummies (2001 and rewriting 2009) and Stéréotypie (2003), directed by Etienne Bideau – Rey and Gisèle Vienne. And I Apologize (2004), Une belle enfant blonde / A Young, Beautiful Blond Girl (2005), Kindertotenlieder (2007), Jerk, a radioplay (2007,) Jerk (2008), Eternelle Idole (2009), This is how you will disappear (2010) and LAST SPRING : A Prequel (2011), directed by Gisèle Vienne. Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle published, in March 2011 an audio book in 2 versions French and English: “JERK / Through Their Tears”, editions DIS VOIR.
In August 2007, he presented for the first time the performance-show Jonathan Covering during the Festival Tanz im August in Berlin, starting point of his first solo creation Adishatz / Adieu, created in 2009 at CCN de Montpellier in the frame of ]domaines[. In November 2011, he presented Popydog at the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin, that he created in collaboration with Marlène Saldana. In August 2012, commissioned by the Far° Festival (festival of arts vivants/living arts), he created Spring Rolle, an in situ project with two performers, Jean-Luc Verna And Marlène Saldana.
In Saga, created in February 2015, Jonathan Capdevielle has opened new chapters of the autobiographical stories, continuing to deal with this mysterious lines between fiction and reality, present and past. In November 2017, he signed A nous deux maintenant, based on the novel Un Crime by Georges Bernanos.
His last piece, Rémi, created in november 2019, is accessible from 8 years old, adapted from Hector Malot's novel Sans Famille. He is currently preparing Music All, a creation planned for September 2021 co-signed with Marco Berrettini and Jérôme Marin.
After studying visual arts and performing with several different dance companies, Mickaël Phelippeau joined the ex.e.r.ce training program at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier.
He then worked with, among others, Mathilde Monnier, Alain Buffard and Daniel Larrieu.
From 2001 to 2008, he and four other artists were part of the Clubdes5, a collective project built around a permanent laboratory and collective creation.
He has been working on his own choreographic projects since 1999. At the same time he has developed a multi-faceted, customisable approach to creation, using different fields and media in different and specific contexts.
Since 2003, he has focused his research on the bi-portrait, a subterfuge he devised for encountering someone. In 2008, on the principle of cross portrait, he creates two choreagraphic pieces dealing with otherness : bi-portrait Jean-Yves and bi-portrait Yves C., the first with a parish priest, the second with the choreographer of a traditional Breton dance school. In 2010, he creates Round Round Round (film dealing with a fair in a village without any fair nor village) ; in 2011, Numéro d'objet, a quatuor of women, who have been dancers since the 80's, for whom the matter of carreer and generation is a major issue, and Yellow Project; in 2012 Sueños (written and performed with the singer Elli Medeiros) and Chorus (piece for 24 choir members) ; in 2013 enjoy the silence (written and performed with the writer Celia Houdart) ; in 2014, Pour Ethan (solo for the teenager Ethan Cabon) and Set-Up (project for 4 dancers, 4 musicians and a light designer) ; in 2015 Llámame Lola (solo for the dancer Lola Rubio) and Avec Anastasia (solo for the teenager Anastasia Moussier) ; in 2016 Membre fantôme with the sonneur Erwan Keravec ; in 2017 Footballeuses (with ten women practicing football), Mit Daudi (with Daudi Simba, a command from Freiburg Theater) and Soli (with the tenor Renaud Mascret); in 2018, Ben & Luc (duet for two dancers from Burkina Faso) and Lou (solo for the dancer Lou Cantor). His last performance, Juste Heddy has been created at Le Merlan, scène nationale de Marseille in march 2019.
He also carries out parallel projects as exhibitions or the Portraits Fantômes, during which he spends time in inhabitant's appartments in their absence.
Since 2010, Mickaël Phelippeau has been the artistic director of the festival À DOMICILE in Guissény (Brittany, France). Every year, he invites choreographers to work in residency with the inhabitants of this village.
He was artist in residency at Quartz, scène nationale de Brest from 2011 to 2014 ; at Théâtre Brétigny, scène conventionnée from 2012 to 2016 ; at Théâtre Louis Aragon, scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France in 2016 ; at L'échangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France and at Merlan, scène Nationale de Marseille from 2016 to 2018; at Centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie from 2016 to 2019.
bi-p is currently in residency at Espace 1789, scène conventionnée danse de Saint-Ouen, with the support of the Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis. Mickaël Phelippeau is a member of Les Quinconces-L'Espal, Scène Nationale du Mans' Grand Ensemble. Mickaël Phelippeau is one of the accomplice artists of La Filature - Scène nationale de Mulhouse.
bi-p is supported by DRAC Centre-Val de Loire / Ministère de la Culture, by Région Centre-Val de Loire, and by Institut français for its projects abroad.
Born in Chile, Marcela Santander Corvalán trained in dance-theater at the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts in Milan, then in contemporary dance at the Centre national de danse contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. She also studied history at Trento University in Italy and dance at Paris 8 University.
Since 2011, she has worked with the choreographers Dominique Brun (Sacre #197 and Sacre #2), Faustin Linyekula (Stronghold), Julie Nioche Nos amours (2017), Ana Rita Teodoro Plateau (2017), Volmir Cordeiro L’œil, la bouche et le reste (2017). She also collaborated with the choreographer Mickaël Phelippeau on the performances Chorus (2012), Set-Up (2014), Kritt (2014), and Footballeuses (2017) and on the artistic direction of the À Domicile festival.
In 2014, she began to work on her own project. She has been an associate artist at Le Quartz Scène national Brest, where she created the pas-de-deux Epoch with Volmir Cordeiro in 2015, and the solo Disparue in 2016. In 2017, she cosigned MASH with the italian choreographer Annamaria Ajmone. Her new piece, Quietos, has been created at Manège, scène nationale de Reims in november 2019.
She was associate artist at Le Quartz, scène nationale de Brest from 2014 to 2017. Marcela Santander Corvalán is artist in residency at La Manufacture, CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux La Rochelle.
MARLENE SALDANA works with Sophie Perez & Xavier Boussiron, Boris Charmatz, Christophe Honoré, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Ashley Chen, she has also worked with Yves-Noël Genod, Jerôme Bel, Thomas Lebrun, Théo Mercier, Daniel Jeanneteau, Gerard&Kelly, Krystian Lupa, Jeanne Balibar. In 2019 she received the Best Actress Award from the Syndicat de la Critique de Théâtre et de Danse for her role as Jacques Demy in Christophe Honoré's play, Les Idoles. She also plays in his latest play, Le ciel de Nantes.
JONATHAN DRILLET has worked with Raimund Hoghe, Christophe Honoré, Hubert Colas, Sanja Mitrovic, Gerard&Kelly, Julien Prévieux... Today he works as a performer and artistic collaborator with Jonathan Capdevielle, Théo Mercier, and Phia Ménard.
Thanks to such eclecticism and because, like Friedrich Nietzsche, they know that art is given to us to prevent us from dying of the truth, they founded together in 2008 The United Patriotic Squadrons of Blessed Diana and have since written numerous shows, including Le Prix Kadhafi / DORMIR SOMMEIL PROFOND l'Aube d'une odyssée / Fuyons sous la spirale de l'escalier profond, Le Sacre du Printemps Arabe... Their shows have been presented at the Belluard Festival (Switzerland), the Chez Bushwick Studio and the Park Avenue Armory (New York), the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris, the Centre Pompidou, the TAP in Poitiers, the Scène Nationale in Orléans, the Théâtre de Gennevilliers, the Printemps de Septembre festival in Toulouse, the A Domicile festival in Guissény, the Actoral festival in Marseille, the Centre National de la Danse (Pantin)...
In 2021 they present 2 new creations: 22 castors front contre front, a ballet for 22 young performers created in collaboration with the choreographers Gaëlle Bourges and Mickael Phellipeau; and Showgirl, a solo which premiered in September 2021 at the Festival La Bâtie in Geneva.
They are currently preparing their next creation, Utsu Mono To Utaruru Mono, a free adaptation of the musical Cats; scheduled for the 2023-2024 season.