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Nathalie Rozanes is a performer and actress, born in Switzerland and based in Belgium. In 2011, she graduates from INSAS Brussels in acting. That year, she plays the part of « Grace » in «Cleansed» by Sarah Kane, staged by Lucie Guien. At INSAS she meets filmmaker Lionel Ravira with whom she develops a film project called « Pillow Talk ». Following that, she plays in several short-films and does her first steps in the feature « The Attack » by Ziad Doueiri, which premiered at the San Sebastian film festival in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, she collaborates as a performer with Claudia Bosse’s “Theatercombinat”, on her projects « What about catastrophe? » and « Catastrophic Paradise », which have been shown at «Tanzquartier Wien » and « FFT Düsseldorf ». She also plays the part of « Nina » in the work in progress « Hasbeen wanna be a queen » by Sofie Kokaj, an adaptation of Tchekov’s “The Seagull”.
Nathalie has written songs for various musicians, including Sanja Maas and Zakie. Since 2010 she also developed several personal projects for film and stage, often combining both in installations. Recurrent themes are intimacy versus public space; the limits between the self and the other; tracing parallels between and revealing inner to outer worlds; examining the idea of “one” truth, individual perception; construction, the private and the big History; fractured, hybrid, discontinued and/or displaced identities. The body as a vessel for these themes, addressed by using shifts between biographical, documentary and fictional material, creating poetical landscapes and a loose narration, with an interest in technical challenges and language.
In her personal work, Nathalie writes, plays and directs. She adapts and translates to the stage fragments of other artistic medias, such as text in English, German, French, Hebrew or Swiss-German. Her solo piece « Francesca » premiered at “Théâtre National” in Brussels in 2016. Currently she is developing her second piece in confessional form as a resident artist of “Workspace Brussels”.