Christophe Huysman Biography

An actor, author and director, Christophe Huysman created the HOMMES PENCHÉS Company in 1995, for the reading of the poem, La Course au désastre (performance across time, still on tour).

Since 2001, along with his company, he has been directing and venturing into writing and performing, as follows: Le Monde HYC 01 with Jacques André, Les Hommes dégringolés with Olivier Werner and Vincent Dissez (Avignon Festival, 2001). In 2002, in partnership with Gérard Fasoli, he created Espèces, pièce de cirque (Culture-Commune, Furies 2002, Paris-Villette 2004). The play Les Repas HYC was created in 2003 at the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris. L’Orchestre perdu was created in Mons and at the Avignon Festival in July 2010. His next circus piece, 777 will bring together the long-standing actors of his company. It will be created in 2014.

In 2006 he directed and acted in Human (articulations), created at the Subsistances in Lyon and presented at the Avignon Festival. During the 2007-8 season, with William Valet, he created Le Mâtitube, an "all-terrain" play in a circular setting presented outside, at the Grand R in la Roche-sur-Yon. From 2005 to 2009, he also performed in Les Etonnistes with Stéphanie Aubin, Pascale Houbin and Pierre Meunier.

He continues to mentor artists, mainly by directing Sylvain Decure's first solo performance, Demain je ne sais plus rien, created in November 2010 at the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris, in the framework of the "Les Inaccoutumés" festival. It is still on tour.

In 2011 he created Contes tordus with the choreographer Julie Nioche as part of the "Sujets à vif" performances at the Avignon Festival (performance currently on tour). The company worked in partnership with Frédéric Maragnani's Travaux Publics Company on the delegated production of Cri et Ga cherchent la paix, created at the Phénix National Theatre in Valenciennes in March 2013, which then toured at the Théâtre du Rond Point in Paris and at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins.

Christophe Huysman is the associated artist at the CENTQUATRE-Paris, for the creation of his next show, 777, planned for 2014-15.

His works have been published in France by the following publishers: Editions Les Solitaires Intempestifs, Presses du Réel, Editions des Quatre-Vents, l’Avant-Scène Théâtre, and in South Amrica by Edicones Artes del Sur.

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