Mio Chareteau


Coming from a musical and contemporary dance background, Mio Chareteau produces performances on
the border between performing arts and visual arts. The percussionnist Alexandre Babel works in the fields
of contemporary music, improvisation and experimental music. Their collaboration creates a meeting point
between their practices, in which they elaborate a new language free from any dance or music stereotypes.


Dealing with elements from both contemporary western and traditional japanese culture, Mio Chareteau’s
performances propose a reflection on the concept of ritual, transmission and memorial images. She develops
solo works, whilst also pursuing collaborations with artists from other disciplines.
As a dancer/performer, she has worked with artists such as the Vertical Dance Company-Noemi Lapzeson, the
collective Zorro & Bernardo, and the video artist Anne Sauser-Hall. Since 2008 she has collaborated with the
experimental drummer Alexandre Babel.
In 2010, after a six months residency in Kyoto, Mio Chareteau graduated at Geneva University of Art and
Design, Master of Arts in Contemporary Artistic Practices, and was awarded the Neumann Price of the city of

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