(b Mulhouse, France, 1959)
French choreographer and director. She studied with Viola Farber in France and with Cunningham in New York, where she began to choreograph. The success of Pour Antigone (1993), a retelling of the Greek tragedy inspired by African dance, led to her appointment the following year as director of the Centre Choregraphique National in Montpellier. The works she has created there include Nuit (1995), Stop, Stop, Stop (1997), Signe, Signes (2000), Déroutes (2002), La Place du Singe (with writer Christine Angot, 2005), and Les Signes extérieurs (with performance artist La Ribot, 2008). Monnier has also created works for other companies including Mama Sunday Monday or Always for Lyon Opera Ballet (1987) and Natt and Rose for the Royal Swedish Ballet (2001).
http://www.mathildemonnier.com Website for Monnier and the CCN in Montpellier