Cie. Lasko is a contemporary theater company based in Brest, France. During their residency with Culture Mill, they will conduct research and continue the creation of their newest work: XXY, set to premiere in France in January, 2016. Cie. Lasko will provide insight into their creative process by offering a public showing of their work followed by a discussion with the director and performers.
Sophie D'Orgeval completed her training at the Académie des Arts Dramatiques Gustave Charpentier in Paris and graduated with an M.A. in Contemporary Theater in Quebec. She continued her training with Quebec directors and the French companie Siska Dio. She completed her dance training from the TEEM and Patrick Le Doaré and is currently studying singing at the Conservatoire de Brest.
Isabelle Elizéon trained at the International School of Theatre Jacques Lecoq and the LEM laboratory Movement Studies in Paris. She created the Compagnie Le Tizal with Nereu Afonso, in Paris in 2001. She also creates work with a dimension of social justice and gives regular workshops for people with disabilities. She is currently doing graduate work at the Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her research concerns the metamorphosis from the poetic body to the political body in the work of Robyn Orlin, Pippo Delbono and Koffi Kwahulé. Isabelle is a research associate in the Centre de Recherche en Arts et Esthetique at the Université de Picardie, in Amiens. She publishes articles in French and Portuguese in French and Brazilian reviews.
Frederic Rebiere studied at the Beaux Arts in Nîmes (France). He is trained in Butoh. He was a visual artist and a street performer for more than 10 years with the Compagnie Dynamogène (France) touring in France and abroad. For his last collaboration with the Cie., he directed 13 musicians/performers. As an actor, he collaborates with Cie. á Petit Pas (France) and Cie Lasko. In 2012, he created the Cie. Incarnata and creates solo performance work.
Compagnie Lasko's residency is supported with a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Contemporary Theater Fund, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Insitut Francais, and Maison du Theatre, Brest.