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Sophie Charrier

Member of La Scam, Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia

Graduated in Arts and Archaeology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
DEA de Theatre, Université Paris VIII Vincennes

Sophie Charrier, director, scenic designer and author, lives and works in Paris.

Great granddaughter of Jules Mary, writer and famous author of serials, classmate of Arthur Rimbaud, she is born in a wine family of Charente-Maritime.

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.
Meanwhile she teaches the techniques of theatrical expression (clown, repertoire interpretation, improvisations, masks and scenic design) in schools, training sessions and day hospitals.

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 Svoboda.
In 2002, she co-signed the creation online of "Big Bang Fäerie", the web optical theatre of Big Bang Art Inner Mouvement.

Since 1998, she directs numerous writing and visual poetry workshops under La Maison des Écrivains et de la Littérature, le CRDP of Poitiers, librarians 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 its scenography, a device of luminous architectures 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.