Mpnika Plagneux is one of Europe's leading exponents in contemporary theatre. She studied and worked with Mary Wigman, Jacques Lecoq, Moshé Feldenkrais, Peter Brook, Complicite and many more teachers, actors, dancers and directors.
Monika’s inspirational way of working, helps actors to find a unity between their inner psyche and its outer expression. Truth becomes the source of creativity; actions are a result of being, not thinking.
Monika’s questioning of herself, in her 86th year, ‘Who am I’ and her answers, transforms her into a mentor for our troubled times.
Peter Brook on Robert Golden’s book and film about Monika Pagneux
“Monika's work is original, it is all her own. She has built it up carefully over many, many years and has inspired countless students and professionals all over the world. It is concrete, it is precise but it is not technical. It is about life, it is for life and can only be brought into the field of theatre when theatre is truly searching for moments of truth. Her book … and film are of universal importance and must be cherished.”