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Alexandra Lacroix

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Alexandra Lacroix

Stage director

Alexandra Lacroix is a French stage director. She started acting at the age of 9 and studied scenography at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (graduated in 2005).
In addition to her formation, she assisted Raymonde Couvreu on scenography and video of Caligula (2005, choregraphy by N.Leriche) at the Opéra national de Paris, Marion Hewlett on the lightings of Brand, H.Ibsen (2005,staged by S.Braunschweig) at the Théâtre Nationale de Strasbourg and ML Bischofberger on several stage directions: The Rape of Lucretia, W.Shakespeare (2006) at the MC 93, the Théâtre des Amandiers and abroad, Je t'ai épousée par allégresse, N.Ginzburg (2008) at the Théâtre de la Madeleine, l’Amante anglaise, M.Duras (2009) at the Théâtre des Célestins, Sonates d'Automne, I.Bergman,(2013) at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre.

Her passion for music led her progressively to the direction of music and art performances: she staged Musique de chambre étudiante conducted by Alexandros Markeas at the Fondation Avicenne (2005), the performance Le cri originel at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (2005), Le savon, F.Ponge with the harpist Celia Perrard at the CNSM de Paris (2006), and the musical and poetry performance Liquéfaction at The Box in Paris (2010).

She founded her own lyric company in 2007 and staged Orphée et Eurydice by C.W Gluck (2008), Dido and Aeneas, H.Purcell (2010), Il mondo della luna, J.Haydn (2012). Each of those were played around 40 times at the Théâtre Mouffetard in Paris, but also toured around Paris and within festivals in Bordeaux (in collaboration with "Les caractères" ensemble directed by Xavier Julien-Laferrière).
She initiated with the tenor François Rougier and the conductor Christophe Grapperon a triptych about Bach Passions. The first opus Et le coq chanta...(2014) was created at Athénée-Théâtre Louis Jouvet and toured in Scène nationale de Besançon, Scène nationale de La Rochelle and several theatres around Paris. The second opus D'autres le giflèrent (2015) was created at Le Carreau du Temple and toured in France and Switzerland. The third opus Puis il devint invisible (2017) was created at Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry and Mains d’œuvres.
She is on stage with François Rougier for the recital Voix intimes 14-18 (2018) at the Musée de Grenoble and different festivals.

She collaborated with the "Orchestre de chambre Pelléas" directed by Benjamin Levy, staging l'Arlésienne, G.Bizet at the Opéra comique (2012) and La chatte métamorphosée en femme, J.Offenbach in Musée d'Orsay (2014). With "Il Caravaggio" baroque ensemble directed by Camille Delaforge, she staged Dolcissimo sospiro at the Théâtre de Charleville Mézières (2015). With "Tarentule" ensemble, she staged Barca di Venetia (2017) at the Grand Théâtre de Calais and with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris she staged Les Illuminations, Britten at the 104. In 2018, Alexandra begins a collaboration with the composer Marta Gentilucci, IRCAM and the sociologist Richard Sennett and with Aedes ensemble conducted by Mathieu Romano.

Aside from music, for theaters, she collaborated with Andreas Westphalen on Nord Est, T.Buchsteiner (2011-2012) at La Maison des métallos, Théâtre du Lucernaire, and is staging Trauma, T.Buchsteiner (2018) at La Maison des métallos.
In addition, Alexandra founded a brass band in which she played the trumpet, touring in Europe. She is also committed with social NGOs and has conducted numerous workshops and participatory projects with elderly, disadvantaged or disabled people. This resulted especially in the staging of the tale Once upon a time in Bamako (Mali) and the play La princesse Maleine by M. Maeterlinck at the gallery Yishu8 in Beijing with blind Chinese actors and singers. Alexandra's projects have been nominated for the "Paris Jeunes Talents" revelations on three separate occasions.