French born and raised, Lise Boucon has moved to the UK last year. She has a background in dance and theatre, and started creating her own artistic work in 2008.
Primarily a solo artist, she works collaboratively with artists on a project by project basis. Lise prefers to work in non performance-dedicated spaces, taking direct inspiration from the environment. She practices non-front on forms, where the audience are sometimes very close, and even directly involved in participatory works.
The starting point of Lise’s work tends to be a sudden inspiration / idea / picture which turns out to be a personal (and largely unconscious) issue. She follows this thread through to see where it leads. Her body is her main tool of expression, and intuition, her main skill. These influences to guide Lise’s work along an unknown path, which culminates in a documentary search. This is how she finds different materials that are organized with an intuitive sense of composition / writing
The red line of Lise’s work could be: namely an interrogation of personal freedom. What does “being free” actually mean? And how do we get there? Are we ever truly able to untangle ourselves from our social (educational, moral, historical) constructs, to be(come) ONESELF.
Lise has worked as a performer for over a decade with a wide variety of French companies, working mostly in text based theatre contexts, as well as performing in works with strong emphasis on movement. To support her work, she has trained in various dance forms including contemporary dance with several internationals teachers & choreographers, giving her access to a multiplicity of body language .