The Adrien M & Claire B company

Research and creation
in living and digital arts.
Shows & installations.

The company Adrien M & Claire B places its work in the field of digital arts since 2004.  Its creations are performances and exhibitions, that associate reality and virtuality. Its specificity is the custom-made development of its computing tools.  Among the artistic and technological stakes, the attention is focused on the human being and its body, by using contemporary tools in the service of a timeless poetry, developing and using a visual language based on game and pleasure as mediums of the imagination.

photo © Romain Etienne - item

Contact
Adrien M & Claire B
54 quai Saint-Vincent
69001 Lyon France
+33 4 27 78 63 42
+33 4 27 78 63 42
contact@am-cb.net
APE : 9001Z / SIRET : 477 489 264 00028 / Licences : 2-138 630 et 3-1041732
Edition
Snow does not make sense

This first retrospective on the work of the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B contains an interview with Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot, unpublished materials on their creative process, and contributions by several collaborators to shed light on the many facets of their approach. The book is complemented by a series of exclusive materials in augmented reality.

La neige n'a pas de sens, Éditions Subjectile, 2016 ISBN 978-2-36530-025-4

→ Buy the printed book in french
→ Buy the electronic book for iBooks
→ Editor's website
→ Install the app

Team
  • Claire Bardainne is a visual artist with a background in graphic design and scenography. Her research focuses on the pictorial and graphic imaginary, graphic signs, especially in their space-constructive capacity. She joins forces with Adrien Mondot in 2011 to materialize a common artistic project: Adrien M & Claire B.

  • Adrien Mondot is a multidisciplinary artist, computer scientist and juggler. He is interested in movement, and works at the intersection of juggling art and computer innovation. Founder of the Compagnie Adrien M in 2004, he partners with Claire Bardainne in 2011 to re-structure the Company as "Adrien M & Claire B".

  • Marek Vuiton began his production career at the world music and culture Festival Rio Loco in Toulouse.
    He also develops and contributes to many other projects: Cie Sans Paradis Fixe (street performance), Cie La Baraque (contemporary dance), Kalakuta Productions (groove and world music) and Kalakuta Selectors (DJ collective).
    He joined Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B in October 2013 as an administrator.

  • Trained in Quebec, Alexis Bergeron works since 1998 in various structures including theatre and dance companies and events.
    After moving to France 2004, he began multiple collaborations with major cultural events in Lyon (Biennales de Lyon, Festival Nuits Sonores, Fête des Lumières…). In November 2013, he became the technical director of Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B since.

  • Joanna is French with Scottish roots. Her career in the arts started in Scotland working both with an arts centre Woodend Barn and a new music festival sound-scotland. In 2012, she returns to France to work with Sarah Ford as part of the artist agency Quaternaire. In November 2016, she joins the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B to support them in tour producing.

  • Margaux Fritsch first started working in the performing arts at the Cognac Blues Passions (Cognac) and Magic Bus (Grenoble) festivals, working in communication, administration and production. Then, she began producing and organizing suspension performances all over the world for the Compagnie Transe Express (large scale aerial shows), before joining Adrien M & Claire B in 2016 as a production manager.

  • In 2003, Delphine worked for Mille et une productions at the 100% Colombie documentaires Festival in Paris, before moving to the Musical federation of lsère. For many years, she worked in admission and artist liaison at the Cabaret Frappé (Grenoble). Since 2011, she is a regular contributor to the Compagnie Le cil du loup. In 2015, she organized and travelled with the "No rules, anything goes" tour of the Compagnie Joseph Aka. She is a production manager for Adrien M & Claire B since 2016.

  • Lucie Brosset-Jolinon lived in China for six years, where she worked as mission head for the Institut Français. It is at the Croisements Festival that she meets the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B. In 2012, she was the co-founder of Le Pavillon Rouge des Arts, created to facilitate exchanges between the art worlds of France and China. She mediates projects distributed in China for the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B since 2016.

  • Pierre Xucla works on many theatre projects as a sound designer, sound recorder and touring stage manager. Since 2003, he works mostly in stage and general management. He currently works with Théâtre des Célestins, Maison de la Danse, Biennales de Lyon, and other theatre, dance and circus companies. He has been with Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B since 2013.

  • Rodolphe Martin is general stage manager, stage manager and light and video designer. In 2002, he worked with Théâtre du Risorius, and in 2004 with the Carolyn Carlson Company. In 2008, he meets Mark Tompkins who hires him as a stage manager and light designer. Since 2008, he collaborates with Johanny Bert, Jean-Louis Benoit, Ninon Brétécher, Jonah Bokaer, Laurent Brethome, Maguy Marin, Eric Massé, and companies La hors de, Alexandra N’possee, Théâtre Craie and Arrangement Provisoire. He is with Adrien M & Claire B since 2014.

Dancers
  • Farid Ayelem Rahmouni is a dance, theatre, theatre, video and circus performer. In 2012, he founded the Collectif Georges Lakhdar and he partners with other authors to create choreographic and theatre works. He joins the team of Adrien M & Claire B as a performer for The movement de l'air

  • Virginie Barjonet is the dancer and choreographer of Compagnie Dynamo, which she created in 2001. Trained as a classical dancer (gold medal of the Conservatoire de Lyon, Jeune Ballet de France, Nice Ballet Théâtre), she performs and choreographs pieces blending dance, theatre and aerobatics (L'Eolienne, Les Elastonautes, Les femmes à barbe, Conservatoire de Nancy). She dances Hakanaï with Adrien M & Claire B since 2013.

  • After graduating from Académie Fratellini, Rémi Boissy began working with various theatre and dance companies. He is a physical actor for Styx Théâtre, Collectif BIB, Emma Dante, and Juliette Deschamps-Makaïeff. In 2011, he co-authors Outcast, his company, Fearless Rabbits, which he starts directing in 2014, and creates WILD in 2016. He performs and contributes with the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B’s The movement of air.

  • Akiko Kajihara is a dancer from Japan. After arriving in France, she collaborates with companies Pascoli, Epiderme / Nicolas Hubert, Illico / Thomas Lebrun, Christiane Blaise, among others. She has also contributed to projects in Japan with companies Danse Théâtre LUDENS / Takiko Iwabuchi and Derashinera / Shuji Onodera. She joined Adrien M & Claire B in October 2012 to create and perform Hakanaï as the main dancer.

  • Satchie Noro is a dancer, chorographer and aerobat who studied with Wilfride Piollet and Michel Nowak. In 2002, she founds the Compagnie Furinkaï, and remains an important contributor. She continues to perform, and has recently worked with directors James Thiérrée, Michel Schweizer, Carlotta Sagna, Pierre Meunier and Marguerite Bordat, and Emmanuelle Raynaut, among others. She performs in Cinématique and Hakanaï, and collaborates with Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B since 2009.

  • Maëlle Reymond is a dancer, performer and creative artist. After training as a choreographer in Coline-Istres, she joins the Compagnie Adrien M & Claire B in June 2013 to create Le mouvement de l'air. She collaborates with the Georges Lakhdar collective since 2016 as a performer in Contre/Jour. The same year, she creates the company infime entaille and is working on her first creation, called Le Silence du Sable.

  • Marie Tassin is a contemporary dancer. After graduating from the Lyon CNSMD, she joined the Compagnie des Infortunes as a dancer and actor. Since 2015, she performs for the Compagnie Fêtes Galantes. The same year, she began working with Adrien M & Claire B on the revisited production of Cinématique. In 2016, she also collaborated with Maud Le Pladec on the Eliogabalo opera.

  • Joseph Viatte is a self-learning juggler, who also manipulates objects. He begins at teh age of 18 as street performer. Quickly, he gets on stage with Magic Circus Show, Pizzi Dance Art Productions and the group Piryokopi as co-creator and performer. He created 3 solo performances of geometric manipulation of various objects before. Since 2015, Joseph performs with Adrien M & Claire B as juggler in the show Cinématique.

Technical staff
  • Rosemonde Arrambourg
    Lights
  • Clément Aubry
    Sound
  • Jérémy Chartier
    Light and vidéo
  • Loïs Drouglazet
    Sound and video
  • Régis Estreich
    Sound
  • Yan Godat
    Light and video
  • Arnaud Gonzalez
    Stage
  • Claire Gringore
    Construction
  • Wilfrid Haberey
    Sound, video
  • Jean-Marc Lanoë
    Stage management
  • Yannick Moreteau
    Construction, video
  • Pierre Pautigny
    Stage
  • Christophe Sartori
    Sound
  • Romain Sicard
    Sound
Artistic collaborators
  • Guillaume Bertrand is a versatile artist: author-performer and trained acrobat. In 17 years, he has contributed as a performer or creator to 30 pieces of multiples genres, from circus solo acts to group performances. He contributed to the preliminary choreographic research process for Le mouvement de l'air.

  • Since 2009, Jérémy Chartier has contributed to all projects of Adrien M & Claire B, in multiple capacities: light, digital interpretation, and music. He performs live the music he wrote for Le mouvement de l'air.

  • For many years, David Debrinay has created theatre, opera and dance works for artists like Richard Brunel, Lucinda Childs, Laurent Brethome, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jakob Peter-Messer, Max Emmanuel Cencic, Jean Lacornerie and Jean Louis Benoit. Interested in all aspects of light treatment, he ventured in architecture and teaches light playwriting at the Lyon INSA. He is joining Adrien M & Claire B as light designer on Le mouvement de l'air.

  • Silvain Ohl has been immersed in the performing arts since 1984. He has worked as a builder, designer, and actor with several companies: Cirque Ici / Johann Le Guillerm, Ilotopie, Générik Vapeur, Théâtre de l’Eléphant vert, Transe express, Cahin-Caha, Jo Bithume, Luxor and Compagnie, La Machine, Groupe F, Compagnie Moglice von Verk, Compagnie Rue des Baigneurs, Compagnie Furinkaï. He designed and built the suspension systems for Le mouvement de l’air by Adrien M & Claire B.

  • Marina Pujadas is a costume designer working in fashion, dance, theatre, and cinema. After her audiovisual and textile design studies, she explored geometric and organic forms in Barcelona and Paris. In 2015, she established fashion design and textile exploration Studio Pedra with Sofía Zunino. She designed and created the costumes for Le mouvement de l’air by Adrien M & Claire B.

  • Trained at the ENMDAD (La Roche sur Yon) and CNSMD (Lyon), Yan Raballand is a choreographer and performer for Odile Duboc, Stéphanie Aubin, Dominique Boivin, Bernadette Gaillard, Pascale Houbin. He founded his company, Contrepoint, in 2002, and created over ten performances, including Viola (People’s choice award at the (re)connaissance competition in 2010). He does choreographic work for the Rhine Ballet and the youth ballet section of the CNSMD, and is choreographic advisor for Eric Masset, Charly Marty, Laurent Brethome - with whom he created Monteverdi’s Bérénice and L’Orféo, and Johanny Bert, his collaborator with on Krafff, among others. He worked with the Adrien M & Claire B company on the choreographic design of Mouvement de l’air.

  • Interaction designer, creative and Web developer, Kévin Vennitti is with the Adrien M & Claire B Company since 2013, working on mediation and communication interface research.

External collaborators
Association office
  • Arnaud Antolinos
    President
  • François Mondot
    Treasurer
  • Blanche Segrestin
    Secretary
  • The Adrien M & Claire B Company is accredited by DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and is supported by the City of Lyon.