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Martine Pisani was born in Marseille and lives in Paris.


She embarked on dance at 22 years by making at once her debut of interpreter with the DUNES group, which she met in

Marseille. Meanwhile she attended many workshops with Odile Duboc and American choreographers like David Gordon

or Yvonne Rainer. These enconters allowed her to cultivate a dance not virtuoso, free from any formalism. Her choreographic

process is strongly nourished by the works of Robert Bresson, Guy Debord, Stéphane Mallarmé, Laurence Weiner, Robert

Filliou, to only quote the most noticeable.


She starts her own company, La compagnie du solitaire in 1992 and creates the pieces:

Fragments tirés du sommeil trio 1992, U-Nighted duo 1993 in collaboration with Marco Berrettini et Caty Olive,

Le grand combat solo 1993, based on a text by Frédéric Valabrègue, Là où nous sommes trio 1996,

Le son des choses 1997, a sound performance based on Dracula by Bram Stoker in collaboration with Antoine Lengo et

Manuel Coursin, L'air d'aller trio 1998, sans trio 2000, Ce que je regarde me regarde duo 2001, Slow down sextuor 2002,

Bande à part sextuor 2004, Contre Bande solo 2005 with a chorus of amateurs, o please tll e me solo 2006 for

Lorenzo de Brabandere, commissioned by Vif du sujet/Sacd, group performance 2007 for 17 students of the Groupe

de recherche chorégraphique de Poitiers, Hors sujet ou le bel ici trio 2007.


As part of RUNNING TIMES (2007-2010), she makes:

Road Along Untitled Moments (R.A.U.M.), solo performance 2007 at Xing/Bologna (I), Blink, performance 2008 for

7 dancers, commissioned by Zagreb Dance Company in Zagreb (HR), one shared object PROFIT AND LOSS

sextuor 2009 in collaboration with Martin Nachbar in Potsdam (D), Hold the line ne quittez pas performance in situ 2010,

at La Galerie Centre d'art contemporain in Noisy le Sec (F), one-more-ti-me, performance 2010 created for 8 students

at Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon (PT), as far as the eye can hear, open air trio 2010 at jardin Fernando Pessa in Lisbon (PT).


As part of GENERAL RELATIVITY (2011-2014, she creates cosmos blues (solo 2012) at Uzès Danse Festival (F) and

rien n'est établi (quintet 2014) at the Dansfabrik festival in Quartz/Brest (F).


In parallel she makes Maison et Travaux, performance 2012 at Moments artistiques Paris (F) and Jardin et Travaux,

performance 2013 at the Friche la Belle de mai in Marseille (F) and at Iselp in Bruxelles (B).


With Oscar Loeser, she directed as far as the eye can hear, the film (2014) and Grandeur Nature, a live installation in

Marseille in June 2015.


His last piece UNDATED (10 performers) was created at Uzes dance festival in June 2017.


She is currently working on the production of Bouillir le vide, un récial - Boiling the void, a recital (solo 2020).

Nilo Gallego

Christophe Ives

Theo Kooijman

Elise Olhandéguy

Martine Pisani

Arantxa Martinez

Eduard Mont de Palol

André Guedes

Martin Nachbar

Laurent Pichaud

Vincent Druguet

Manuel Coursin

Nicolas Cadet

Lien Juttet

Lola Rubio

Olivier Schram

Ludovic Rivière

Michèle Paldacci


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Yann Gibert

Felipe Pereira

Tania Pieri

Francisca Pinto

Olivier Schram

Jean Baptiste Veyret

Oscar Loeser