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.
Depuis 4 ans, Delphine Cammal travaille sur la conception In Situ afin d’approfondir une recherche sur Œuvre/ Espace public, Corps dans la ville.
She teaches during workshops internationally (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. culturelle et la transformation de la société. Elle obtient un Master 2 à Paris Dauphine en Management des organisations culturelles en 2015.
Observant les fragilités et les forces spécifiques aux artistes ultra-marins, elle crée en 2019 « Rhizomes », dispositif d’accompagnement des structures chorégraphiques Guadeloupéennes en production, structuration.