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  • Yann-Joël Collin and Jean-François Sivadier once met writer and director Didier-Georges Gabily, who would play a fundamental role in their artistic development. With him, they created the T'chang'G! group, whose emblematic project remains the diptych Violences I and II in 1991. Meanwhile, Yann-Joël Collin joined the school of the Théâtre National de Chaillot, then directed by Antoine Vitez, where he forged lasting friendships. Those would form the foundation, in 1993, of the company La Nuit surprise par le Jour (Cyril Bothorel, Éric Louis, Gilbert Marcantognini). Together, they took part in The Snowmen, directed by Stéphane Braunschweig, before creating exceptional artistic and human adventures, including Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man and The Elephant Calf; William Shakespeare's Henry IV (Avignon 1999, in the Cloître des Célestins) and A Midsummer Night's Dream; Didier-Georges Gabily's Violences-reconstitution and TDM3; Molière's trilogy Le Bourgeois, la mort et le comédien; Pascal Collin's La Nuit surprise par le jour; Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard... Yann-Joël Collin has also appeared as an actor in plays directed by Anointer Vitez, Daniel Mesguich, Claire Lasne-Darcueil, Éric Louis, Wissam Arbache, Olivier Py...


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