Fanny de Chaillé likes to separate the text from movement, to allow the two modes of communication to rediscover each other and work within the context of that separation. After studying aesthetics at the Sorbonne, she worked with Daniel Larrieu at the Centre chorégraphique national in Tours as well as with Matthieu Doze and Rachid Ouramdane, and performed under the direction of Gwenaël Morin. She regularly takes part in projects by visual artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn and Pierre Huyghe. Since 1995, she has created her own installations and performances, including the recent Mmeellooddyy Nneellssoonn, a musical duet created for the Albums series at the Théâtre de la cité internationale in Paris where she was associated artist for three years, or Je suis un metteur en scène japonais (I Am a Japanese Director), based on Thomas Bernhard's Minetti (2011) and Passage à l'acte (Acting Out), co-created with visual artist Philippe Ramette. Her collaboration with writer Pierre Alferi started with COLOC (2012), followed by the duet Répète (Repeat, 2014). Grown-Ups, presented at the 71st edition of the Festival d'Avignon, is a continuation of that collaboration, and questions the status of the adult and the different layers of reality that make up a person. She is currently the artist associated to the Espace Malraux, Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie.
© portrait Marc Domage