Flora Détraz


May 2023

Flora Detraz

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"Outside the established norms, those artists created an interdisciplinary art and timeless, unclassifiable works. They left their mark on history and are truly inspirational figures in my research."

As part of Albertine Dance Season 2023


I was born into a family of musicians. After studying classical dance and literature, I extended my interest to things that traverse the body and the relationship between the visible and the invisible. I had the great good fortune to meet artists who really inspired me, including Maguy Marin, Meredith Monk, Vera Mantero, Lia Rodrigues and Marlene Monteiro Freitas, with whom I have worked for several years. Exploring different media (dance, music, and cinema), I have developed research on the connection between voice and movement. 


Flora Detraz (b. 1988 in Versailles) studied classical dance and literature. She trained at the CCN in Rillieux-la-Pape, near Lyon, with choreographer Maguy Marin, and then completed her choreographic studies at the PEPCC Forum Dança in Lisbon. As a performer, she works with Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Since 2013, she has been creating her own choreographies, based on the relationship and interaction between voice and movement: Peuplements (2013), Gesächt (2014), Tutuguri (2016), Muyte Maker (2018), and Glottis (2021).  


In partnership with

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Maison de la danse

The Maison de la danse is a theater located in the 8th district of the city of Lyon. It was initially founded in 1980 within the walls of the current Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse before moving in 1992 to what was then called the Théâtre du 8e. This stage, head of the network for dance in Rhône-Alpes, ensures a programming of national and international companies as well as the programming of young companies from Rhône-Alpes. It also hosts companies in residence in a special creation studio and has a reference documentary base on dance with a video library of more than 1000 filmed shows. 


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