Biography

Closely associated with the Phare, Mylène Benoit founded the company Contour Progressif in 2004 after her artistic and university studies (Beaux Arts & Practice of the contemporary media) in London and Paris, in Fresnoy - National Studio of the contemporary arts and as part of the Transforme programme at the Abbey of Royaumont.

A visual artist and choreographer by ricochet, Mylène Benoit considers choreography as choral writing, not limited to dance. She considers the phenomenon of performance as a whole, without separating body, sound, luminous vibration, and optical or textual events. In her work, she develops dance wherever possible as a concept which resounds like something solid.

The company’s project is crisscrossed by artistic and political commitment, taking it beyond the expression of "performance". Mylène Benoit defends a collaborative and multifaceted project, which is reflected in her artistic productions as well as in the active presence of the team in different areas (meetings with audiences and practice sessions, conferences, creative projects with amateurs, monitoring in high schools, research work, technological monitoring and sharing of creative tools). She bases her approach on the conviction that art, visual and performance, provide elements for analysis and interpretation which allow us to better understand media systems and contemporary society. Her choreographic projects engage dance in an analysis of new definitions - or indefinitions - of the body, while paying particular attention to ways of perceiving movement (dramaturgy of light, relation between body and space and other representation techniques, etc.).

Mylène Benoit worked with the Vivat, a subsidised dance and drama centre at Armentières, from September 2011 to June 2014.

She also curated the Danses Augmentées at the Gaîté Lyrique theatre in Paris for the 2014-2015 season.

Since January 2016, she has been associate artist at the Phare, the National Choreography Centre in Havre Normandy.

She is winner of the Villa Kujoyama at Kyoto for 2017.

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