By Nicole Birmann Bloom
1. Maguy Marin started as a ballet dancer
After 10 years of training in ballet, Marin began studying at MUDRA, Maurice Béjart's famous multidisciplinary school in Brussels (1970-1988). She then joined his company, Le Ballet du XXème siècle, and toured. After working briefly in theater, she decided to go on her own, and created Le Ballet Theatre de l’Arche; she emerged in the late 1970s as part of the French new wave dance scene.
2. She incorporates elements of theater in her work
Right away, she stood apart from the other choreographers of that period for her strong dance theater aesthetics integrating the use of the voice, objects, sound, and music.
3. Compagnie Maguy Marin is an ensemble of collaborators