Pascal Rambert

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Pascal Rambert in 2015.

Pascal Rambert is a French writer, choreographer, and director for the stage and screen. He was born in 1962.



From 2007 to 2017, he served as the Director of T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, [1] which he turned into a national dramatic center for contemporary creation, exclusively devoted to living artists (theater, dance, opera, contemporary art, film, and philosophy). [2]

Pascal Rambert’s plays and dance pieces have been staged in Europe, North America, Asia, Russia, South America and the Middle East. His writing (theater, stories, and poetry) is published in France by Les Solitaires Intempestifs and has been translated, published, and staged in many languages: English, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Spanish (Castile, Mexico and Argentina), Catalan, Dutch, Czech, Thai, Danish and Greek.

His dance pieces, including the most recent, Memento Mori, [3] created in 2013 with the light designer Yves Godin, have been performed at major festivals and contemporary dance festivals: Montpellier, Avignon, Utrecht, Geneva, Ljubljana, Skopje, Moscow, Hamburg, Modena, Freiburg, Tokyo and New York.

Pascal Rambert has directed several operas in France and in the United States.

The short films he has directed have been selected and received prizes at festivals in Pantin, Locarno, Miami, and Paris.

His play Clôture de l’amour (Love’s End), created at the 65th Festival d’Avignon in 2011 [4] with Audrey Bonnet and Stanislas Nordey, was an international success. The script won the prize for public theater in the Theater 2013 – Dithea competition, the prize for best new French-language play from the Syndicat de la Critique (Critics’ Union) in 2012, and the Grand Prize for dramatic literature from the French Centre national du théâtre (National Theater Center) in October, 2012.

By September 2018, Clôture de l’amour had been performed more than 180 times in France and far more all over the world. He has adapted Clôture de l’amour into ten languages: for the Moscow Art Theatre; in New York, Zagreb, Modena, and Rome, and at the Piccolo Theatro de Milano; in Shizuoka, Osaka, and Yokohama; in Berlin and at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg; in Barcelona at the Grec Festival and in Madrid at the Festival de Otoño and in Seville; in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, and Odense. An Argentinian version and a Chinese (in Mandarin) version are currently in progress.

Rambert created Une (micro) histoire économique du monde, dansée (A (micro) history of world economics, danced) at T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, in 2010. After its French tour, Pascal Rambert adapted the work for further performances in Japan; in Hamburg and Karlsruhe, Germany; in the United States in New York, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh; in Cairo, Egypt and soon in Bangkok, Thailand.

His play Avignon à vie (Avignon for Life), read by Denis Podalydès of the Comédie Française, was first staged at the 2013 67th Festival d’Avignon in the Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes.

His play, Répétition (Rehearsal), written for Emmanuelle Béart, Audrey Bonnet, Denis Podalydès of the Comédie Française, Stanislas Nordey, and Claire Zeller, premiered December 12, 2014 at T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers- national dramatic center for contemporary creation as part of Festival d’Automne in Paris. It was subsequently performed in Lyon and toured nationally and internationally in the fall of 2015; Lausanne (ch), Poitiers (fr), à Modène within the festival VIE (it), Strasbourg at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg (fr), Clermont Ferrand (fr), Paris at the Théâtre National de Chaillot (fr), Orléans(fr), Chateauvallon (fr) and Valenciennes (fr) .

In 2015, the Académie Française recognized Répétition with its annual literature and philosophy Prize. [5]

In January 2016, he premiered his play Argument, written for Laurent Poitrenaux and Marie-Sophie Ferdane, at the CDN Orléans / Loiret / Centre, then presented it at La Comédie in Reims and at the T2G, Théâtre de Gennevilliers - national dramatic center for contemporary creation.

In May 2017, he directed Une vie( A life), which he wrote for the Comédie-Française ensemble, at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier in Paris.

In August 2017, he directed GHOSTs, written for a group of Taiwanese actors and presented for the opening of the Performing Art Festival in Taipei.

He wrote Actrice (Actress) for the actors of the Art Theater of Moscow and opened it on December 12, 2017 at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, starring Marina Hands, Audrey Bonnet Jakob Öhrman, Elmer Bäck, Rasmus Slätis, Jean Guizerix, Emmanuel Cuchet, Ruth Nüesch, Luc Bataïni, Lyna Khoudri, Yuming Hey, Sifan Shao, Laetitia Somé, and alternately, Anas Abidar, Nathan Aznar, and Samuel Kircher.

Actrice toured in France from January to March 2018. Rambert directed Glumica, the Croatian version of Actrice at the National Theatre in Zagreb in February 2019.

In March 2018, he wrote Reconstitution to be performed by Vero Dahuron and Guy Delamotte of the Panta Theatre in Caen.

He wrote Nos Parents (Our Parents) for the student actors of the Manufacture in Lausanne, which opened in his production in April 2018.

In September 2018, he staged his play Christine at the Comédie de Genève during the Festival Julie’s Party, then staged Teatro at the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II in Lisbon, starring Beatriz Batarda, Cirila Bossuet, João Grosso, Lúcia Maria, Rui Mendes.

In November 2018, he directed Soeurs (Sisters) written for Marina Hands and Audrey Bonnet. In December, he directed the spanish version, Hermanas, with Barbara Lennie and Irene Escolar.

In February 2019, he staged Glumica, the Croatian version of Actrice with the actors of the National Theater of Zagreb.

From February to June 2019, he is Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities and Visiting Lecturer in French and Italian with Florent Masse at Princeton University, New Jersey. By May 2019, he will direct the students in his play Other's.

In March 2019, he created 愛的落幕, the Taiwanese version of Clôture de l'Amour at the Metropolitan Theater of Taipei.

In June 2019, he created Mont Vérité with the TNS school students for the Printemps des Comédiens Festival.

His play Architecture, written for Emmanuelle Béart, Audrey Bonnet, Anne Brochet, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Arthur Nauzyciel, Stanislas Nordey, Denis Podalydès, Laurent Poitrenaux, Pascal Rénéric and Jacques Weber, has been premiered at the Festival d’Avignon in 2019 (Cour d'Honneur du Palais des Papes).

In November 2019, he created Rakkauden Pãatõs, the finnish version of Clôture de l'amour at the Finnish National Theater of Helsinki (Finland).

In February 2020, he created Desaparecer in Mexico (UNAM, Merxico city).

Directing credits

Published works

About Pascal Rambert


Acting credits


Short films directed

With Kate Moran and Nicolas Granger. Cinematography: Caroline Champetier. Production: Les Films du Bélier with the participation of France 2 Selection of the Locarno Film Festival 2004 – Paris Tout Court 2004 – Travelling Rennes 2005 – Larissa 2005, Nice 2005 – Caen 2005 – Paris Onze bouge 2005 – Cork 2005 – Aye Aye Festival in Nancy – Rome Festival

With Kate Moran and Olivier Torres. Cinematography: Caroline Champetier. Production: Les Films du Bélier with the participation of France 2 and the Regional Council of the Pays de la Loire (Loire Region) and the support of the Délégation Aux Arts Plastiques. Selection of the Locarno Film Festival 2005 – Rome Film Festival 2006

With Véronique Porral and Antoine Formica. Cinematography: Yorick Leseaux. Production: Les Films du Bélier with the participation of France 2, of the CNC (National Center of Cinematography) COSIP and the support of the Rhône-Alpes Region and the Département of the Haute-Savoie. “Prix de qualité” Prize of the CNC (National Center of Cinematography). Selection of the Vendôme Festival – Locarno Festival – Rome Festival – Rencontres du cinéma Européen de Vannes (Vannes European Film Meetings) (Prix de la ville de Vannes / Prize of the City of Vannes) – Short Film Festival of Nice – Paris Cinéma Festival – Côté court (Short Side) Festival of Pantin (GNCR Prize)

With Kate Moran, Clémentine Baert, David Bobée, Lorenzo de Angelis, Gilles Groppo, Grégory Guilbert, Julien Joannel, Antonin Ménard, Alexandre Meyer, Cécile Musitelli, Ikue Nakagawa, Vincent Thomasset, and Virginie Vaillant. Cinematography: Sébastien Buchman. Production: Les Films du bélier with the participation of the CNC (National Center of Cinematography) programming fund and the PROCIREP

With Kate Moran, Lou Rambert-Preiss, Josette and René Graner. Cinematography: Caroline Champetier Production: Les Films du Belier with the participation of France 2, the support of CNC (National Center of Cinematography), and the support of the Lorraine Regional Council, the PROCIREP, and the ANGOA-AGICOA. Locarno Festival 2009. International Film Festival Selection—Locarno – International Short Film Festival Leuven 2009

Awards and distinctions

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