5 January 2022

Jeanne Candel

After studying literature, she joins the Centre National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD) where she works with Andrzej Seweryn, Joël Jouanneau, Muriel Mayette, Philippe Adrien, Mario Gonzalès and Arpàd Schilling. From 2006 to 2011, she regularly works with Arpàd Schulling with whom she creates four shows.
In 2009, she founds la vie brève and stages with the company: Robert Plankett (Artdanthé, 2010); Le Crocodile trompeur / Didon et Enée, co-stage directed with Samuel Achache, adapted from Purcell’s opera and other materials (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, 2013); Le Goût du faux et autres chansons (Festival d’Automne, 2014), Orfeo, co-stage directed with Samuel Achache, adapted from Monteverdi (Comédie de Valnce, January 2017); Demi-Véronique, theatrical ballet inspired by Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony co- created and performed with Caroline Darchen and Lionel Dray (Comédie de Valence, February 2017); Tarquin, lyrical drama composed by Florent Hubert on a libretto by Aram Kebabijan (Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil – CDN, September 2019).


In February 2016, she is invited to stage Brùndibar by Hans Krasa at the Opéra de Lyon. In the middle of the health crisis, she stages Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau, conducted by Raphaël Pichon with the Ensemble Pygmalion (Opéra Comique, November 2020) and The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten, conducted by Léo Warynski (Opéra de Paris / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, May 2021). She is preparing for April 2022, La Nuit sera blanche based on A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky directed by Lionel González (Théâtre Gérard Philipe, Saint-Denis).


She has a passion for in situ creations, in which the driving force of the creation relies on extracting tales, unconscious stories from preexisting places. In situ creations: Nous brûlons, une histoire cubiste, traveling show in the recesses of the Villeréal village (July 2010); Some kind of minster, a creation on a tennis court (Villeréal 2012); Dieu et sa maman, a performance in a deconsecrated church in Valence, filled with canoes, created and performed with Lionel Dray (festival Ambivalences, May 2015); TRAP, a performance in the lower ground floor of the theatre of the Comédie de Valence and in the departmental archives of the city (May 2017).


Since July 2019, she manages alongside Marion Bois and Elaine Meric the Théâtre de l’Aquarium, in the Cartoucherie, making it a home for creation dedicated to the intertwining of music and theatre.