Premier Stratagème - Barbara Matijević & Giuseppe Chico (FR/HR/IT)

Barbara Matijević hails from Croatia, studied literature at the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb and dance at the Hypaxis Dance Centre (New Hampshire) and the International Centre for Contemporary Dance and Performance Art (ATHENA) under the artistic direction of Kilina Cremona. She has worked with Bojan Jablanovec, Bruno Marin, David Hernandez, Joris Lacoste, TRAFIK and others. She taught dance at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Osijek, Croatia. Since 2008 she has collaborated with Giuseppe Chico.

Giuseppe Chico comes from the Italian town of Bari. He studied ancient languages and at an early age began working for the Abeliano theatre company and later for the Kismet Theatre. He also worked as a scenographer. After completing his theatre studies in Rome and Milan, he moved to Paris, where he began pursuing contemporary dance (along with Joao Fiadeiro, Vera Montero, Julyen Hamilton, Mark Tompkinson and others). For several years he was a performer in Mille Plateaux Associés. He has also worked with George Appaix and Joris Lacoste.