Artists’ Biographies / Primordial Vaudeville

Photo: Pierre Duprat

Multi-disciplinary performer, Krin Maren Haglund, works with many of today’s most exciting circus troupes, including the 7 Fingers, La Clique and Cirque du Soleil. She is an original cast member of Cirque Eloize’s “Rain.” Krin is the first woman to perform the Cyr wheel and won acclaim as “Rain’s deft comedianne.” Krin graduatied from Smith College and attended Clown Conservatory and Circus Center in San Francisco.

Shannon Cochrane is a Toronto based artist and performer. Her work has been presented in galleries, theatre festivals and performance art events for all kinds of audiences from kids to curators, across Canada and internationally in China, Chile, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA. Shannon is co-founder and curator of the 7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art (established in Toronto in 1997) and is currently the Artistic and Administrative Director of FADO Performance Art Centre.

La Zampa: Magali Milian did her training at the Avignon Conservatory and at the Angers CNDC (Centre National de la danse contemporaine). Romuald Luydlin holds an English degree from Aix-en-Provence’s University. Afterwards, he followed the trainings of Sumako Koseki (Butô) and master Kano (Nô theatre). Magali and Romuald met during a workshop at Hivernales d’Avignon, discovered aikido with Eddy Maalem and than continued on their path by trying different approaches to body work. In 1999, they created together Boromée 21 (a collaboration with a classical music ensemble), commissioned by the Hivernales d’Avignon, and then created the company La Zampa in which they are both choreographers and performers. Since 2000, they created Fleeting Smile, Pour quelques miettes (short film withNathalie Desmaretz), Les dents de travers (2001), Le Ciel au-dessus de sa tête (2002), Si tu veux, je tue le chat (2003) and the performance Temps 0 at the Albi Centre d’art contemporain (2004). In 2005, they created Dans le Collimateur for DSN-Dieppe Scène Nationale and also the Dream On Track 1-2 project that they pursued with Tracks 3-4-5-6 (2006-2007). They worked on different performances with the Red Sniper collective (Patrick Codenys / Front242, Kendell Geers). In 2007, they created the solo work (Call me) Sand, commissioned by La Guillotine/Montreuil. They also performed in Crash(s) ! Variation, created by Bruno Geslin (Antipodes 2008). That same year, they presented La Tombe du plongeur at the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis, and then created Daisy Cutter in 2009 (creation on December 17th and 18th 2009 / Théâtre de Nîmes).