CORALIE VOLLICHARD: FACING THE GAZE OF OTHERS
This month, we explore the career of a new guest: Coralie Vollichard. She has been expressing herself through her body and voice ever since she was a little girl.
She tells us how the performing arts confronted her image and helped her to accept herself. She also tells us why she decided to pass on her passion to others. Let’s go!
You’ve had a passion for the stage ever since you were a little girl. How have theater and music helped you in your personal evolution? Has it helped you feel more confident and in control of your body?
Then of course. Already for the appropriation of the body with the theater we really go a long way through dance, through bodily expression. In fact, I started out in the theater doing body expression, so ever since I was a little girl I’ve been learning to express emotions, desires and dreams through my body, so obviously that’s helped me make it my own.
Then, of course, there was a slightly more difficult passage in adolescence, when theater suddenly became a little more difficult. Knowing that we have less self-confidence, getting on the set was sometimes a little more complicated. So I had a few doubts at the time, or at least a few fears about showing my face.
It’s something that has helped me enormously to become a woman little by little, and to have confidence in myself, because when someone on the outside tells us that we were magnificent, incredible, during a scene, and inside we felt a bit rubbish, it allows us to take a step back and realize that we never take a step back on ourselves. We also have to listen carefully to the feedback we receive and try to be confident in the image we project. Theater and music helped me a lot with that.