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In French, the word broder (to embroider) can mean several different things. Broder means creating a layered pattern on fabric using a needle and thread; it also means to embellish in a conversation, to exaggerate, to tell stories… Together, Ivana Müller and Gaëlle Obiégly embroider, using both meanings of the word.
Ivana Müller is a choreographer, Gaëlle Obiégly is a writer. They have known each other for some time, but had never created a piece together: ENTRE-DEUX is their first creation together, in which artistic practice and ordinary conversation are interlaced. Onstage there is a giant screen which the two artists embroider, live. From their movements a series of shapes emerge which become letters, then words. They are writers, actresses and characters — all at the same time, telling stories and speaking about the words they are embroidering, like a map of thoughts in movement.
Texts spoken in French, short sentence written in French on the web, audience seated
Ivana Müller :
Choreographer, director, author.
Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations and texts, she creates poetics of language, questions the body and its representations, rethinks the politics of the spectacle and the spectacular, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, questions the notion of “participation”, explores the idea of value and continues to be inspired by the relationship between performer and audience. His work is often experimental, radical and formally innovative. The idea of movement and the body remains central to her artistic interest. Although she creates in different forms, the theatre remains the main context in which she develops and presents her work. Her plays – among others How Heavy Are My Thoughts (2003), While We Were Holding It Together (2006), Playing Ensemble And Again (2008), 60 Minutes of Opportunism (2010), Partituur (2011), In Common (2012), We Are Still Watching (2012-2019), Positions (2013), Edges (2016), Conversations Déplacées (2017), Hors-Champ (2018), Entre-Deux (2019) – have been produced and presented in multiple festivals and theatres in Europe, the United States, Brazil and Asia over the past 17 years.
Occasionally his work is also shown in the context of visual art, including the Venice Biennale in 2015, the Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Hayward Gallery/Southbank Center (London), Kunsthalle (Düsseldorf), National Museum of Singapore, Zachęta – National Gallery, Warsaw etc.
As part of her artistic practice, Ivana Müller organises artistic and discursive encounters and collaborative practices. She also teaches frequently, including at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, SNDO in Amsterdam, the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, the University of Paris 8, the University of Hamburg, the Zürich School of Art, SODA- HZT in Berlin, PARTS Brussels, etc.
Ivana Müller was born in Zagreb and grew up in Croatia and Amsterdam. She lives in Paris and works internationally.
Conception, text, choreography, interpretation: Ivana Müller and Gaëlle Obiégly
Lighting design: Fanny Lacour
Set construction: Nils De Coster
Coproduction Ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR) / far° Nyon (CH) / actoral, festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines, Marseille (FR) avec le soutien de la Spedidam et de la Région Ile-de-France.