Biography

Didier PLASSARD was born in 1958. He completed a PhD in Drama Studies at the University Paris III – Sorbonne nouvelle in 1989. He was assistant professor in Comparative Literature at the Université Rennes 2 (1990-1996), where he founded the Department of Performing Arts, then full professor in Comparative Literature and Drama Studies at the same university (1996-2009). Since 2009, he is full professor in Drama and Performance Studies at the Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III. With Mathilde Monnier, then director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier – Languedoc Roussillon (1998-2015), he created the Master Degree Exerce in 2011 and became its co-manager, together with Christian Rizzo.

His research focuses on contemporary drama and contemporary stage direction, avant-garde theatre, puppet theatre, relations between theatre and images. His doctoral dissertation received the Georges-Jamati Award for Theatre Aesthetics (1990). Other distinctions include the Jean Cléo-Godin Award (Canada, 2006) and the Sirena d’oro of the Festival Arrivano dal mare ! (Italy, 2012). He was made in 2015 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

Main publications: L’Acteur en effigie (Lausanne: L’Age d’homme, 1992); Les Mains de lumièreAnthologie des écrits sur l’art de la marionette (Charleville-Mézières: Institut International de la Marionnette, 1996 and 2004); Edward Gordon Craig, The Drama for Fools / Le Théâtre des fous (Montpellier: L’Entretemps, 2013); Mises en scène d’Allemagne(s) de 1968 à nos jours (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2014, series “Les Voies de la création théâtrale”).

He has also been an artistic consultant for the Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes, 2003-2012), a researcher for the Prospero European Theatre Network (2008-2012), and the chief editor of the web-journal Prospero European Review – Research and Theatre (2010-2013), as well as of the N. 20 of Puck – La marionette et les autres arts (2014, with Cristina Grazioli), and of the N. 38 of Art Press 2: La marionnette sur toutes les scènes (August 2015, with Carole Guidicelli). He works as a dramaturgy consultant for the theatre company Arketal.

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Archives

December 2019

  • 2 to 6
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Hélène Cathala

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

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  • 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

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

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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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  • 11 to 14
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France)

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January 2020

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

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

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

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

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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
    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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  • 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" by Christian Rizzo

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

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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson

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

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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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  • 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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