Director, author, composer and musician, performer, acrobat and dancer, James Thierrée was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1978 to 1994, he toured with le Cirque Bonjour, le Cirque imaginaire et le Cirque invisible. Between 1994 and 2012, he worked with Peter Greenaway, Robert Wilson, Carlos Santos, Beno Besson, Coline Serreau, Agniezka Holland, Jacques Baratier, Tony Gatlif, Claude Miller, Jacques Doillon and Roschdy Zem, among others. In 1998, he created his own company La Compagnie du Hanneton.
The same year, he directed The Junebug Symphony, which won the Molière Award for best public performance, directing, theatrical newcomer and best costumes for Victoria Thierrée in 2006. He directed and performed in Bright Abyss (2003), Farewell Umbrella (2007), which was awarded the Molière Award for regional touring, Raoul (2009), Tabac Rouge (2013), awarded by the Molière for visual effects in 2014, The Toad Knew (2016) and Frôlons (2018) for the Opera National de Paris. Two new performances await us this season : MO'S (2021) and ROOM (2022).