Anna Lemonaki was born in Athens in 1982. A sociologist, director and actress, she received her master’s degree in sociology from the University of Fribourg in 2010. In 2010, she joined Serge Martin’s professional theatre school.
She has worked with Susan Batson at Interkunst (Berlin, 2014 and 2017). She founded the company Bleu en Haut Bleu en Bas in 2015 and directed Bleu in 2016 and P.E.T.U.L.A. bye bye in 2017. Having been awarded a bursary for the research and writing of Fuchsia Saignant, she is resident at the Saint-Gervais theatre (2015 to 2017) and at the Flux Laboratory (2017 to 2018).
At Arc, she is researching her new project. Fuchsia Saignant is a contemporary theatrical and choreographical creative project broken down into sections. It uses various media, including text, dance, installations, music, sound and performance. It is a docu-fiction which draws parallels between amorous passions and their excesses and the volcanoes and geophysical context of Iceland.
During her residency, Anna is joined by the following collaborators: Samuel Schmidiger (sound designer), Jessica Kaibali (dancer), Mélina Martin (performer), Mark Pozlep (scenographer), Myrto Procopiou (performer), Ioannis Mandafounis (dancer, choreographer), Thierry Basset (volcanologist) and Chantal Bianchi (vocal coach).