A Duet Without You is a solo performance trying (and inevitably failing) to be a duet. Re-enacting a pas-de-deux without a partner, Chloé Déchery embarks on a series of fragmented conversations with international artistic collaborators Simone Kenyon, Deborah Pearson and Pedro Inês. Beyond distance and despite absence, Chloé and her collaborators try to experience what brings us together and what drives us apart.
Chloé Déchery is a French writer, performer and theatre-maker living and working in London since 2006. Déchery has been presenting lecture-performances, theatre shows, guided tours and site-specific performances in the UK in festivals and venues such as Arnolfini, mac, Mayfest festival, Pulse festival, Forest Fringe, the Junction, the BAC, Toynbee Studios, Soho Theatre, Shunt, Oval House, Siobhan Davies Space, but also internationally (Estonia, France). Her practice leans across disciplines of Live Art, experimental theatre and movement, questioning what is at the core of the live event. She is interested in playfully exploring the nature of the theatrical event and the relationship between the performer and the performed-to. Déchery’s main subject matters include communication and language issues, body and its representations, cultural identities and the way we constantly re-invent ourselves.