Delphine Cammal

Before her choreographic journey, Delphine Cammal was an Art History/Archeology student. She then switched paths and started studying choreography with Raza Hammadi from the Ballet Jazz’Art, then Anne-Marie Porras in Montpellier. That is where she obtains her French State Diploma, in 2002, and discovers more and more about jazz (Matt Mattox, Géraldine Armstrong, Patrice Valéro…). She decides to get training in different techniques: Cunningham, Limon, Martha Graham School of New York. First in 2001, then in 2003, Cammal wins a bronze and silver medal in Contemporary Dance at the International Competition of Biarritz. She then dances for the companies Ose, Emoji, Djilli, En Marche, and Premier Temps.

Later on, Delphine Cammal meets Odile Duboc during “La Pierre et les Songes” in 2009, and the study of Les Trois Boléros revolutionizes her perspective on choreographic writing.

From her first research project in 2008—”Project Zohar”, a piece about the barbarism of natzis, she decides to partner with other scholars-artists such as Jessica Orsinet with “Origin(elles)” in 2011, and “Farley Mattchett” in 2014, artworks regarding justice and death penalty. She later on works with the plastic artist Ulrike Vidalain, focusing on violence and resilience with the play “L’échappée”. In 2015, she writes “El Extranjero”, an allegory of democracy inspired by the work of renowned author Gabriel García Márquez.

In 2007, Cammal creates La Mangrove Company with Hubert Petit-Phar, and co-signs 8 artworks as playwright or choreographer.

Working with different subject areas is crucial to them: Dance/Live Music, Dance/Plastic Arts, Dance/Video, and of course Dance/Literature. It is this blending that facilitates interactions and stimulates the research process.

Cammal has now been working on In Situ creations for 4 years, in order to further research studies about Artworks/Public Space, The body within the city.

She teaches during international workshops (Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Romania, Poland, Italy, Niger, Benin etc.) and in France.

Besides her artistic work, Cammal investigates cultural production and the transformation of society. In 2015, she obtained her Master's Degree in Management of Cultural Organizations at Paris Dauphine in 2015.

4 years later, while observing the frailties and strengths specific to overseas artists, she creates “Rhizome”, a platform dedicated to accompanying choreographic structures in Guadeloupe.

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