Marie-Geneviève L’Her

Marie-Geneviève L’Her Actor and pedagogue She studied American and French literature in Paris and trained at the same time as a puppeteer. In the years 1999-2004, she performed with La Machine (Paris, France), as an actress/puppeteer, in Un silence en sourdine and Yvonna, princess of Burgundy (from Witold Gombrowicz). In 2004-2005, she collaborated as an actress with Teatr Jednego Wiersza (Opole, Poland; Zyszczy Nam and Uzytkownia). In the years 2005-2008, she trained in corporeal mime in Paris (school Hippocampe, and theatre company Pas de Dieux) and then in the US, as a research assistant of the performer and corporeal mime teacher Thomas Leabhart (Pomona College). Since 2009, she investigates movement, builds her own practice and leads workshops. She became a member of the international project “Resource Songs of Song” and started a research on traditional singing. In 2010, within the framework of the Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw, Poland), she took part to the first sessions of the Studio Matejka (exploration of the theatrical potentialities of movement). Since 2011, with Théâtre de l’homme ivre, she performs a solo performance called Marie, based on corporeal mime forms as well as texts from R. Walser and G. Büchner (dir: Jean-François Favreau).