Sophie Charrier, director, scenic designer and author, lives and works in Paris.
After theatre studies at the university of Paris VIII Vincennes where she met the Bread and Puppet, the Living Theatre, Jerzy Grotowski and Dario Fo, she participated between 1978 and 1983 at workshops directed by Peter Brook, Antoine Vitez and Yannis Kokkos. From 1976, she experienced as a performer, various forms of theatre from grotesque to sound poetry. In the 80s, she then dedicated herself to stage setting and scenic design exploring a theatre poetics closely related to the poetics of music.
Among her works, "Moby Dick" from Herman Melville novel. A scenic design of halyards and
ropes inspired by string games gave form, from whaleboat to whale skeleton,
to a kind of super puppet manipulated by the actors in the text rhythm.
In 1989, she founded Big
Bang Art Inner Mouvement with Joëlle Dautricourt, graphic
artist and sculptor. From 1994 to 1997, she obtained a training in computer
graphics and new technologies of image and sound at the École nationale
supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Then, researching
a new theatre langage, she conceived and designed a multimedia opera for
human voices and robotic voices, in the filiation of optical art and Edward Gordon
Craig super-marionette. This poetic digital theatre received in Praha,
the support of the great scenic designer Josef
Since 1998, she directs numerous
poetry and graphic poetry workshops under La Maison des Écrivains
et de la Littérature, le CRDP of Poitiers, library associations,
cultural centers and festivals.
Inspired by the vocabulary of medieval music and by the futurist art of sounds, she finished in 2013 the writing of "Fable Soliste", an experimental poetic opera for women voices. Then she conceived a device of luminous architectures, the scenography of "Fable Soliste", where spheres, spirals, lines and curves rhythm the sound landscapes variations.
At the present time, she devotes herself to the writing of a nature opera.