amandine 1Amandine Doat, a french artist, curious of adventure came all the way to Finland after her graduation in dance in the conservatory CNSMD of Lyon in 2011. She did a bachelor in Dramaturgy at the university Lyon 2. She has been taking workshop with Fatu Traore, Tero Saarinen, Pierre Rigal andJean-Claude Gallotta among others. As a a freelancer she worked with choreographers, musicians, circus artists as well as theatre directors: Satu Tuomisto, Hanna Brotherus, Nathan Thomson, Tomas Takolander, Henna Kaikula, Greete Gross, Jean-Marie Doat, Willem Wilhelmus among others.  Fascinated by multidisciplinary performances including circus, she entered in Lahti circus school in 2012. She worked on aerial acrobatic and juggling and graduated in 2015.

She founded and directs Cirque des Puces company in 2013 with Tomas Takolander. They created several performances for children like Schniis & Naan in 2011, in 2012 Maiva performed in Hurra! festival and tour in Efekti program, Schniis, Naan & naapurin Elias programmed by Konserttikeskus. In autumn 2015 they performed the premiere of  Une Note Commune supported by ITU-hanke. In spring 2016 they started a collaboration with a french theater company En Votre Compagnie to create a multidisciplinary (puppets, theater, dance, music and circus) performance named VISA. Their last new creation named Astra was supported by TAIKE and Annantalo where their did the creation and their premiere in autumn 2019. They performed it as well at Lahden Lasten Talvikarnevaalit and at the cultural center of CAISA.

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