Catherine Diverres, Words on Dance

Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne

Choreographer Catherine Diverrès's work and excerpts of her shows.

Catherine Diverrès was born in Bègles in 1959, and made her first apparition in the contemporary dance's world in the middle of the 80s. She immediately refused postmodern American creations and developped a dancing universe that was her own. She made her name thanks to duos with Bernard Montet, with whom she followed the teaching of Kazuo Ohno in Japan in 1982-1983. In 1994, Diverrès and Montet headed off to the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes, but Diverrès left the Centre in 2008 to pursue her activities at the compagnie Catherine Diverrès.

In this documentary, which shows interviews and excerpts from shows, Catherine Diverrès tells us how she feels about dance and which role this art has to play in our society. With an energetic gestural, Catherine Diverrès's art questions and explores the poetic dimension of dance, the relationship between time, space and the body, but also the world's cruelty and the tragic destiny of human beings on earth.

With her puzzling shows, Catherine Diverrès invites her audience to escape and see things differently.

Catherine Diverres choreography


Alessandro Bernardeschi
Giovanni Cedolin
Fabrice Dasse
Caroles Gomes
Osman Kassen Khelili
Benita Kuni
Cécile Loyer
Tamara Stuart Ewing
Paul Wenninger
Tomoko Wenninger


Daniel Jeanneteau stage design
Cidalia da Costa costumes
Dominique Bruguière lightings

Movie director : Jean-Michel Plouchard
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 26 min
Production date : 1996
Production : © INJAM production / Paris première
Available version(s) : FR ST EN



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