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Séverine Skierski

In ancient rhetoric, description is a specific discipline that aims to rival the richness of the object represented. In its current use with the visually impaired, it is a vector that allows sensitive access to art in all its forms, from the intimate to the cultural.

For audio-describer Séverine Skierski, describing is an action verb. Trained in the process by the Valentin Haüy Association - a pioneer of the process in France - she has described more than 300 works for cinema and television and has ventured into the many forms presented by the contemporary stage.

In 2003, she initiated a reflection on the accessibility of contemporary dance performances to visually impaired audiences. Since then, this research has continued in close collaboration with the festival.Vice-president of the French Association of Audiodescription, she reflects on the evolution of the practice and the defence of the profession and trains a new generation of audiodescribers for the performing arts.

Thanks to the support of UNADEV and the City of Marseille, Séverine Skierski has produced the audiodescription of a dozen works since 2012:Tezuka de Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Chroma de  Shiro Takatani
Kinshasa Kids, un film de Marc-Henri Wajnberg
McBeth de Brett Bailey
1993 de Julien Gosselin
100 % Marseille de Rimini Protokoll
Guerre et Térébenthine de Jan Lauwers
Requiem Pour L. d’Alain Platel et Fabrizio Cassol
Cion : Requiem for Ravel’s Bolero de Gregory Maqoma
20 danseurs pour le Xxe siècle de Boris Charmatz

Contact : sevskierski@icloud.com