A Cartography of References with Alix de Morant

December 2017

The SHAPERS dancers and partners from Ex Nihilo and Momkin – espaces de possibles attended a presentation about the history of artistic urban interventions by Alix de Morant, a performing arts researcher and university lecturer specialized in artistic nomadism and in-situ art in public space. This was followed by a workshop to map their dance and art references onto a personal cartography.

This presentation and workshop took place in Marseilles, at the Cité des Arts de la Rue.


Alix de Morant is Assistant Professor of Theatre & Choreography at Université Paul Valery Montpellier 3 and Member of RIRRA 21 ( EA4209). She is part of the pedagogic team of EXERCE Master of Choreography (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier/ICI-CCN Montpellier Occitanie-direction Christian Rizzo) and directs the DAPCE Master degree in European Art & Culture Management. In addition to several publications in Art pressAlternatives ThéâtralesBallet/Tanz, COI, Ligeia, Theatre/Public, she is the author with Sylvie Clidière of the essay Exterieur Danse, and contributed to La scène et les images (Paris, CNRS 2001), Butô(s) (Paris, CNRS, 2002), Rythmes, flux, corps. Art et ville contemporaine (CIEREC-Presses Universitaires de Saint Etienne, 2012), La rue comme espace chorégraphique (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2017). Her interest includes site specific experiences, contemporary dance & performance, theatre & cognitive science. Trained as dancer & actress, she is working mainly on the relation between practice and theory.

Some of her publications include: