Word on the Streets
Floriane Gaber is a writer, researcher, journalist, teacher and cultural consultant. She is a well-travelled European commentator and critic of street theatre, mime, circus and spoken/written word performance. She has been published widely and is a regular contributor to cultural and arts journals and magazines.
Born in Belgium in 1962, and now living and working in Paris, Floriane Gaber describes herself as “willing to share and spread as much information and love (as energy) as I can in the world and amongst people”. She writes criticism and commentary on circus, street arts, poetry, dance and other performing arts in Europe and around the world. She writes and publishes in both French and English and has published reviews of events in France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Montenegro, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Armenia, and Quebec.
She is a lecturer at the Universities of Paris III, Paris XI, Evry and Cergy in press, expression and communication techniques, street arts, poetry reading, literature. In addition she is a teacher of diction, elocution, history of literature and the theatre. She is responsible for the general co-ordination of the UNICA Students conference in Paris, the 6th Forum of Plastic Arts in Ile-de-France, Africa en Creations in Lille on behalf of the AFAA (now CulturesFrance), and The Springtime of Poets on the campus of the University of Paris XI in Orsay. She also coordinates the ARAR (Association of Research on Street Arts) at the University of Paris III.
She holds a PhD in Modern Literature (sociology of literature) from the University of Paris III.
Her recent writing includes:
2005 : “The street arts publics in Europe”, on behalf of Eunetstar
2005 : “Mentoring, the accompaniment of transnational productions”, on behalf of Eunetstar
2004 : “Another view on the city, a typology of street performances”, on behalf of ISTF (Internationaal Straat Theater Festival, Ghent)
1998 PhD dissertation in Modern Literature (sociology of literature), University of Paris III
1989 Masters in Theatre Studies, University of Paris III
This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.
The SEAS Platform 2008-2010
(02 December 05 - 31 December 10)
Cultural diary, criticism blogs and commentaries (in French)