Marius Barthaux develops a processual work around collective, interdisciplinary, immersive and in situ creation, focusing on a wide range of themes such as the subjective relationship to reality, identity, anthropomorphism, celebration, trance and the invisible.
He obtained his Bachelor’s in Literature and Human Sciences in 2013. He then went on to join Paris’ municipal conservatories, focusing on theatre and dance. In 2015 he enrolled at the Manufacture – University of Performing Arts in Lausanne for a Bachelor’s in Contemporary Dance with a focus on creation, which he finished in June 2018.
Professionally, he is always involved in the creation of various personal and collective projects, while trying his hand at working for different dance companies. During the 2018-2019 season, he is an Associate Artist at l’Abri. It allows him to meet artists from different areas and collaborate with them. He starts his year of residency at L’Abri with a Pluridisciplinary Commission as part of La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, where he will be working on Verra Verra, a solo in an evening of performances with Michèle Pralong, Julie Cloux & Alexandra Bellon. He is also developing his work on his solo and on a collective performance, HAPPY HYPE, with his collective Ouinch Ouinch, that has been performed in various festivals (Fête de la danse 2019, Fête des Vignerons, Sprungturmfestival, etc). With this collective, he also participates in Tanzfaktor 2020 with Molecutrio. He is also part of a Parisian collective, La Grosse Plateforme. Their first collective performance, Le Sacre, a in situ performance that mixes a cappella singing and dance, has been touring for three years in France and Belgium. On the acting side, he performs in the street show Friday with La Fabrique Fastidieuse, and, in January 2020, he will be a part of Nicole Seiler’s newest creation, The rest is silence.
From January to June 2020, he will lead a sensory experimentation project with children, Cosmos des sommes, as part of the ongoing creation programme developed by the Ateliers Médicis, which will lead to a series of itinerant performances scheduled for 2021. He is also part of a collective project called OPERALAB, initiated by the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Comédie de Genève and Swiss art schools. The project will begin in January and will lead to a performance in early September 2020.