Biography

Brigitte Chataignier trained in classical and contemporary dance, mime and yoga. In 1986, she discovered a passion for Mohini Attam and studied in India for seven years with several Masters, with whom she still remains very close. At the same time, she studied Carnatic singing, the female roles of the Kathakali, and the fundamentals of the Kalarippayat. In France, with Michel Lestréhan, she founded the Prana Company in 1995 in Rennes. Since then, her time has been divided between India and France. Dancing Mohini Attam is central to her artistic activity. She is regularly invited to perform in France (Théâtre de la Ville, La Villette, Guimet Museum, etc.), but also in Kerala, in temples and at prestigious Indian festivals. In addition, she has produced valuable audiovisual recordings in India and produced, with Adoor Gopalakrishnan, the film La Danse de l'Enchanteresse. She is artistic director of the CD Le Chant du Mohini Attam by Inédit. Her research work also covers contemporary creation. She choreographed respectively in 1995, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2011 LES VÊPRES DES GRENOUILLES, AMBA, LA CHAMBRE DES VERTIGES, ELEMENTAIRE, GOPIKA and GANGA. In 2004, she worked on a project with the Opéra de Rennes, LAKMÉ by Léo Delibes. Her project Gangâ, where the theme of water meets that of femininity, was adapted for India in 2013, and toured with the festival Bonjour India. Her latest creation BHOPAL BLUE, inspired by the industrial catastrophe which struck India in 1984, was performed for three weeks in autumn 2016, at the Théâtre du Soleil, Cartoucherie de Vincennes.

She occasionally teaches at the TNB, the CCNRB Dance Museum, and at the ARTA, ESDC, Rennes 2, CFMI, Folie Musique and the Tapovan Center. She has received various scholarships from the ICCR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in 2001 she was winner of the AFAA Sanskriti Programme. In 2012, she received a CN D Dance Heritage Research grant and was recognized by the ICCR as a "panel artist for Mohiniyattam".

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

December 2019

  • 2 to 6
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Hélène Cathala
  • 3
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo
  • 3
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 3
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Pauline Le Boulba et Laurent Pichaud
  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 11 to 14
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France)

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January 2020

  • 6 to 7
    District Danse, season 4 ! — Elsa Decaudin

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 6 to 10
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Dalila Khatir

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 8 to 21
    Résidence Par/ICI : Nosfell

    ICI—CCN

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  • 9
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell

    Le Corps des Songes, spectacle
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 10 to 11
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Lorient, Centre dramatique national (France)

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  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo

    L'Empreinte, Scène nationale Brive/Tulle, Tulle (France)

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  • 14 January to 13 February
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 14 January to 13 February
    "d'après nature - chapter 3" by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 14
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 16 January to 21 February
    Exhibition "Adaptation Assez Facile" of Félicia Atkinson

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm / Fridays from 2pm to 5pm [free admission]

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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 18
    "comme crâne, comme culte." by Christian Rizzo

    ONYX - La Carrière - Saint-Herblain (France)
    — in the framework of Festival Trajectoires

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  • 21
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell

    ad hoc, étape de travail performée
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm

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  • 22
    Le club de danse — Émilie Labédan

    L'Atelier Buffard, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 28
    Exerce classe ouverte — Joanne Clavel

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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  • 28
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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February 2020

  • 3 to 14
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Michèle Murray

    ICI—CCN

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  • 4
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète (France)

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  • 4
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 6 to 7
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie (France)
    — in corealization with La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

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  • 11
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau." by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandœuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 12 to 14
    Exercice commun — Public presentation of the work of the master exerce's students

    ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission on reservation]

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  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo ​

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandœuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 15 to 22
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Maison Jean Vilar Avignon
    — in the framework of Festival Les Hivernales

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  • 15
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra Confluence, CDCN d'Avignon (France)
    — in the framework of Festival les Hivernales

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  • 19
    Le club de danse — Michèle Murray

    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 20 to 21
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    co-presentation by Charleroi Danse and by Kaaitheater, Bruxelles (Belgium)

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  • 25
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 27 to 29
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris avec le Théâtre de la Ville - Paris (France)

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  • 27 to 29
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète / Centre Culturel Léo Malet, Mireval (France)

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March 2020

  • 2 to 13
    Résidence Par/ICI : Yasmine Hugonnet

    ICI—CCN

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  • 3
    Par/ICI: — Yasmine Hugonnet

    Le récital des Postures, show
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 4
    Le club de danse — Laura Kirshenbaum

    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 5
    Exhibition opening — Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 5 March to 9 April
    Exhibition "From a speck of dust to strange things" of Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm / Fridays from 2pm to 5pm [free admission]

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  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Lisa Nelson, Anne Langlet et Pascal Queneau

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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  • 9 to 13
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Lisa Nelson

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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