Yves-Noël Genod

Yves-Noël Genod is, in his own words, a "distributor" of poetry and light; not an inventor but a "passer-on".
Born in 1972, he has always performed or directed. He worked first with Claude Régy and François Tanguy at Théâtre du Radeau. His experience of contact improvisation led him towards dance and a collaboration with Loïc Touzé who in 2003 gave him carte blanche to produce his first performance for the Let's Dance festival at the Lieu Unique art centre in Nantes. Titled Waiting for Genod, it built on British and American stand-up. This would be the first of many commissions (all cartes blanches) for shows - almost a hundred to date - and performances, for the most part presented at festivals or centres for dance or hybrid art forms. These works are theatre stripped of drama and action, leaving only the poetry, the phantom, the trace. Yves-Noël Genod has worked with numerous artists who now perform at the world's leading venues. In this respect, he has marked a generation.

Yves-Noël Genod

Born in:1972
Lives and works in:Paris (France)