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Thomas Chaussebourg (France)

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Thomas Chaussebourg, 47 years old, born in Poitiers, France, father of 2 daughters. Dancer/Choreographer – former PE and sports teacher Graduated from the French Conservatoire National de Danse with distinction. Sports Degree (STAPS) degree from Poitiers Sports Faculty. Works since 2011 on an exploration of the relationship betweew a dancer and a stallion.

Les Tombées de la Nuit, Associated partner

France (FR)

 Associated partner

Member of IN SITU since 2011

Les Tombées de la Nuit metamorphosed in 2003 to become a “young festival” once again. Elected by a team broadly open to the “non-cultural” world, the new Artistic Director, Claude Guinard, took over the programming with his acolyte and artistic adviser from Brussels, Philippe Kauffmann. It was not sim-ply a case of a new coat of paint and some new wallpaper : extensive renovation work was undertaken. The aim: to find new ways of occupying public space and imagining the relationship with the spectator. Combining genres, torpedoing the same old street performances, dynamiting habits and multiplying encounters and inventions, there was no end to his innovations although he always retained the principle that everyone can come and sit at the table. A biting and joyous denial for levellersdown everywhere!

In 2015, the mayor of Rennes distinguished LesTombées de la Nuit for their singular identity, and commissioned them to coordinate the weekly programming of  “les dimanches rennais”. A new step and a new temporality which continue to question the concept of festival.

Director : Claude Guinard