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/Marseille (F) and at Iselp/Bruxelles (B).
She produces, in collaboration with Oscar Loeser, as far 'as the eye can hear, le film' (2014) from some excerpts of 'as far as
the eye can hear' (trio 2010) and 'grandeur nature', a live installation created in Marseille in June 2015.
She's currently working on the writing and production of UNDATED (creation 2017), a piece for eleven performers who
have all collaborated with her company.