Claire Heggen is co director of Théâtre du Mouvement with Yves Marc since 1975. She studied corporal mime with Etienne Decroux and mastered various techniques and aesthetics (high level sport, classical and contemporary dance, eutonie, kinesiology). She conceive the art of acting and contemporary mime as a large concept, integrating Etienne Decroux heritage and based on the dramatization of movement and gestuality. This includes textual and object theatre engaging the body. Hence the actor's means of expression – his body – is placed at the very core of their artistic process of creation.
Since the beginning of her career, Claire Heggen have been invited to teach in France and abroad to mimes, textual or movement actors, puppeteers as well as dancers. She pass on their knowledge of corporal mime by updating their teaching to contemporary corporal techniques. She also teachs specific works of research conducted with the “Théâtre du Mouvement”
She has been teaching in numerous training courses and international schools in France and abroad. Under her management, the company has created more than 30 performances played in 60 countries developing an aesthetic and perpetual renewal of the movement’s theatricality at the edges of mime, movement, dance, and object theatre.