Artistic Director – Author – Producer
After a double curriculum in dance and management that took her from Nice to Montreal, Anna Alexandre began in 1996 her career in administration and artistic production within several international dance companies.
In 2009, she founded Stéla, organization aiming for the development of strong artistic projects in France and abroad Anna creates in 2010 the DesArts//DesCinés Festival in Saint-Étienne – FR, exploring the great contemporary questions through the crossed prisms of Dance and Cinema. Anna launches in 2015 the Festival’s International Dance Short Film Competition, the winners of which are welcomed in writing or filming residencies for their next dance films.
Since then, she has co-produced no less than 9 dance films, including 3 authored documentaries and 6 shorts.
At the same time, she participates in the foundation of the Studiotrade network for the sharing of residency spaces in Europe, and in 2018 in the Mediterranean Screendance Network to further encourage the circulation of artists, works and ideas.
In 2019, Anna launches the DAN.CIN.LAB platform, with a brand new international festival dedicated to Social Cinedance.
That same year, she co-signed with director Anthony Faye “Moving Bodies”, her first authored documentary about young dancers with disabilities engaged in an inclusive creation of Ravel’s Boléro in the Loire region and the Reunion Island.
She has co-produced and promoted no less than 4 creative documentaries and 6 shorts.
DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform gathering all the activities of the organisation under the same banner: creation, production and dissemination of projects crossing dance and cinema to explore societal issues:
> DAN.CIN.FEST for a new version of Stéla’s Festival focusing on societal cinedance, though screenings, workshops, discussions and participatory projects mixing French and foreign artists, professionals and amateurs, disabled and non-disabled people.
> DAN.CIN.FILMS for the production of societal dance films worlwide.
> DAN.CIN.PASS for the agency specialised in artists’ consultancy on strategic matters in France and abroad.
> DAN.CIN.PROD for the creation of tailored-made projects bridging movement and image to answer business and new cities challenges.