Rébecca Chaillon

Photo: Cyrille Choupas
Originally from Martinique, Rébecca Chaillon spent her childhood and youth in Picardy. She studied performing arts in Paris. From 2005 to 2017 she worked in the theater company Entrees de jeu directed by Bernard Grosjean and founded her own group in 2006: La Compagnie Dans le Ventre. She created the monologue L'Estomac dans la peau (winning text CNT/ARCENA in the Dramaturgies Plurielles category in 2012) as well as short performative forms that have been presented at many performance festivals, but also at venues such as La Ferme du Buisson and at the Scène Nationale d' Orleans. Her next work Monstres d'amour (je vais te donner une bonne raison de crier) is a duet with her main collaborator Elisa Monteil, about cannibalism in love and Issei Sagawa. In 2016, Rébecca took part in documentaries about pro-sex performers by Emilie Jouvet My body my rules and Open the Voice by Amandine Gay about women of African descent. Rébecca Chaillon wrote lyrics, danced and performed in Delavallets Bidiefono's work: Monstres/On ne danse pas pour rien and collaborated with Yann Da Costa in Loveless, with Gianni Gregory Fornet in Oratoria Vigilant Animal, Anne Contensou for Elle/Ulysse, Arnaud Troalic in Polis.

Her latest work on women's football and discrimination, Où la chèvre est attachée, il faut qu'elle broute, was created at the Ferme du Buisson in November 2018 and has been shown in Rouen, Dijon, Montreuil and Orleans. In 2019 she conceived and performed the performance Sa bouche ne connaît pas de dimanche – fable sanguine with Pierre Guillois as part of the 2019 edition of Long live the subject (Avignon Festival / SACD). In 2020, Rébecca will become Associate Artiste at the Théâtre de la Manufacture – CDN in Nancy.


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