Catherine Schaub Abkarian


Catherine studied at Beaux-Arts in Bourges and Paris before studying Kathakali (dance-theater from South India) for five years in France and India. She has worked with Bread and Puppet Theater and later with Théâtre du Soleil (directed by Ariane Mnouchkine) for seven years where she choreographed and performed in the chorus for Les Atrides.

Other theatre works include Mnemonic (Theatre de Complicite, directed by Simon McBurney), Il Circo Popolare Poquelino, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream (directed by Paul Golub), LOrestie (directed by Sylviu Purcarete), Angela et Marina, La Chance de ma vie (directed by Valérie Grail), Love’s Labours Lost, LUltime Chant De Troie, Titus Andronicus, Pénélope ô Pénélope, amd Projet Mata Hari: Exécution (directed by Simon Abkarian).

Her dance works include Sapho de Mythilene (directed by Agnès Delume) and Juste au Corps (directed by Pascale Houbin).

Catherine has been in various films including Petites Révélations, Suites Parlées (directed by Marie Vermillard), Venise nest pas Mexico (directed by Rima Samman), Full Firearms (directed by Emily Wardill) and Grace de Monaco (directed by Olivier Dahan). She also directed Gilgamesh chantier de fouilles, in Syria.

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