Maguy Marin

Born in Toulouse, dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin studies classical ballet at the Toulouse dance academy. Thereafter she joins the Strasbourg Dance Company, then Mudra, Maurice Béjart’s multi-disciplinary school in Brussels. In 1978, with Daniel Ambash, she founds the Ballet-Théâtre de l’Arche, which become the Compagnie Maguy Marin in 1984. The Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne follows in 1985: its unremitting artistic work spread worldwide.
In 1987, Marin’s encounter with musician-composer Denis Mariotte is the starting point of a decisive partnership, which broadened the scope of experimentation.
Then in 1998, a new place to settle in, for a new Centre Chorégraphique National, in Rillieux-la-Pape: a place as a we in time and space to strengthen one’s ability to foster those diagonal forces resisting oblivion (H. Arendt).
The year 2011 see a remodeling of the framework in which the company’s reflection and achievements unfold. After the intensity of the Rillieux-la-Pape years, emerge in 2012 a need for a new phase in Toulouse.
2015, Maguy Marin and the company move back to Lyon’ suburbs. A permanent residency place, in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, who triggers the deployment of a new ambitious project: RAMDAM, un centre d’art.