A dancer and all-around artist, Lucie Lataste stands out for her mastery of French sign language. In 2002, she earned an M.Phil. in Art Philosophy. Combining theory and practice, she is both a performer and a creator in her own right. Her 2004 encounter with Tiziana Arnaboldi at TeatroDanza sparked a lasting quest for universal language. A qualified French Sign Language interpreter, she founded her own troupe, Danse des Signes, in 2009. With her team of deaf performers, she blends signs and dance, offering a new take on well-known works: Boris Vian’s poetry, Bizet’s Carmen, Hiroshima mon amour by Marguerite Duras and more. Today, alternating choreography and performance while also teaching dance and sign language with the École de Théâtre Universelle at Toulouse Jean Jaurès University, she continues her quest for performance art that blends the energy of movement and the power of signs. Recent collaborations include Denis Athimon, Zabou Breitman, Elise Vigneron, Gaëlle Bourges, Théâtre de l’Argument, and Agence Bajo El Mar for the Break & Sign project.

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