Charles Chemin conceives and directs dance theater pieces. Born in Paris in 1983, he was trained by Meg Harper (Merce Cunningham Co.), Robert Wilson and Philippe Chemin.
In 2020-21, he creates the dance piece figures at Ménagerie de Verre in Paris, based on pedopsychiatric research, and the opera Le Messie du peuple chauve by Eric Breton at Avignon Opera. In 2018-19, he premiered the dance piece I hope at Ménagerie de Verre with the performer being the subject of the piece, 20 silences at Vicenza Festival, based on his research at NASA, and Athens by night at Craiova National Theater, based on two Athenian Shakespeare plays. His works since 2008 are often developed in collaboration with visual artists or composers and include productions at Performa Biennial in New York, Havana Biennial, Bregenz Festival, Moscow Contemporary Art Biennial.
He also works as a co-director for Robert Wilson and collaborated with him in over twenty countries. In 2019/20, Charles developed with him Mary Said with Isabelle Huppert and Jungle Book with CocoRosie at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Malintzin in Mexico, toured I La Galigo in Indonesia and Krapp's Last Tape by Beckett where he directs Wilson on stage.
Charles Chemin has had a long carrier as a performer with Robert Wilson, Philippe Chemin, Bruno Meyssat and other singular creators in places like Comédie-Française, Lincoln Center in New York, Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Mmoma Moscou, Barbican Center in London and other French and European theaters.
He also works as artistic director of The Watermill Center International Summer Program in New York starting in 2020 and teaches at the school of Teatro della Pergola - Tuscany National Theater in the seasons 2019-20 and 20-21.