"Chreis Cheib" (w Debi Kiener)
Lighting designer and theatre maker based in Zürich.
I inhabit the sober and sunlit architectural design universe of reason and functionality,
as well as the dionysiac darkness of the stage art, with its dimly lit dust dancing in the air,
accompanied by the humming of the Triac dimmer.
When I take on an artistic challenge, I take a deep breath and dive into its freshwater, letting its temperature surprise me, and I let my ears and hair get wet.
My principal medium is light.
Then comes theatre with its lively richness of expressive means: physical movement, dance, written and spoken word.
Suddenly the oldest in the room, I also happen to direct. Submerge others in a creative liquid of imaginative gateway from reality.
I paint and draw from observation, I befriend reality, and I am a fan of the art of dialogue.
I gathered my artistic experience in:
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (painting, etching, engraving),
Remus Theatre in Warsaw (acting)
jaguzz performance group in Warsaw (jazz dance)
École Supérieure de Beaux Arts de Tours (fine arts, lighting)
Centre Dramatique Régional de Tours (lighting)
Centre Courteline de Tours (choreography, performance)
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (lighting, theatre creating)
Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (lighting)
Harris Theatre in Chicago (lighting)
Lyric Opera in Chicago (lighting)
Theatre Collective Les Immergés (immersive theatre creation, acting, lighting)
Chorus girls performance group in Zürich (jazz dance)
Movement Theatre Studio in NYC, online (directing, storytelling)
Close Encounter Theatre in Zürich (script writing)
Association Kulturbogen in Zürich (theatre directing, script writing)
stage lighting design:
2022 "Frosch und Chrott", Voice Steps, Lorzensaal, Cham, Switzerland
2022 "Die Schweizermacher", Kulturbogen, Dynamo, Zürich, Switzerland
2021 "Gleichheitsfreiheit", Kulturbogen, Dynamo, Zürich, Switzerland
2020 “Tout était là pour toujours” Les Immergés, , Théâtre de l'Oulle, Avignon, France
2019 “Tout était là pour toujours” Les Immergés, Brussel Art Melting Point, Belgium
2017-19 "The pure gold is sipping out of me" Renata Piotrowska, MAAT Festiwal, Lublin; Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, Poland, Paris, France, Aarhus, Denmark
2018 "In the Clouds", Hybrydy Theater, dir. Maciej Dzieciolowski, University of Warsaw
2018 "Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Shakespeare's play, dir. Diminique Pitoiset, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2018 "Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Benjamin Britten's opera, dir. Diminique Pitoiset, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2017 "Les femmes savantes ou l'apéro rock" Compagnie Ishtar, Annecy, France
2017 "La note blanche", collective creation, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2017 "Loretta Strong" Maite Loittin's solo, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2016 "Ici et maintenant", collective creation, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2016 "Nasrredin Hodja", collective creation, ENSATT, Lyon, France
2016 Concerts ADAMI: Chloe Lacan, Boule et Benoit Doremus, Theatre Arrache Coeur, Avignon, France
2015 Salsa 4 Water, Musical "Guerra del Agua", Bron, Lyon, France