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The theater Company Théâtre de l’Entrouvert was created in 2010 by Elise Vigneron trained in plastic arts, circus arts and puppetry arts (graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières).

At the crossroads of disciplines, the Théâtre de l’Entrouvert supports a contemporary vision of the puppetry arts, while drawing inspiration from its origins.
Digging a plastic language that speaks directly, to the senses, to the unconscious, immersing the spectators in an intimate and common experience is the artistic project that she develops.

The presence of ephemeral materials, the phenomenon of duplication, the volatile nature of the images, the sound vibrations and the drawn words, disturb the perception of the spectator, summoning in him landscapes more than facts, silences more than explanations.

In balance, together with the spectators / travelers, we walk towards this territory of the in-between, on the border between the visible and the invisible, the animate and the inanimate, the shadow and the light.
Approaching us to this place where identities are blurred, time stands still, spaces stretch towards infinity…

The company’s shows are scheduled in internationally renowned theaters and festivals such as the SPAF, Seoul Performing Art Festival in Seoul (South Korea), the international festival of Puppet Theater in Charleville-Mézières (08), the Biennale des puppetry arts in Paris, the Biennale Corps Objets images at the TJP, CDN in Strasbourg (67), the National Theater of Montévidéo (Uruguay), the Municipal Theater of Rosario (Argentina), the FIMFA festival in Lisbon (Portugal), Mime London Festival in London, the UNIDRAM Festival in Postdam (Germany), Internationales Figurentheaterfestival in Magdeburg (Germany) or even the Lutke Festival in Ljubjana (Slovenia), 140 in Bruxelles (Belgium), Here in New-York (U.S.A.) and the Casteliers festival in Montréal (Canada).

The Théâtre de l’Entrouvert company as an agreeement with the DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Région Sud and the Conseil Départemental de Vaucluse. She receives for her creations the support of the City of Apt (84), the SPEDIDAM and the ADAMI. It is supported for its distribution by the ONDA and for its international tours by the French Institute.

The Théâtre de l’Entrouvert company is regularly associated with creative places. From 2008 to 2011 she is accompanied by the Vélo Théâtre in Apt (84). From 2014 to 2017, she is associated with the Espace Jéliote, conventional stage for puppetry arts in Oloron Sainte Marie (64). From 2015 to 2020 she is accompanied by Les Théâtres, directing by Dominique Bluzet in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence (France). She is currently associated with the Cratère, Scène nationale d’Alès (30), the Théâtre de Châtillon (92), the Halle aux grains, scène nationale – Blois (41) and the Théâtre Joliette scène conventionnée art et création expressions et écritures contemporaines de Marseille (13).

Élise Vigneron is also an accomplice artist of the Vélo Théâtre in Apt (84).