Andrea is a dancer, and an actress. She exudes life, talent, generosity and a positive energy beyond any normal. So much of herself speaks through the body.
Andrea was raped by a family friend when she was 8 years old. It went on repeatedly for a long time. What does building oneself as a woman after such a traumatic experience take?
Only those who know really know. In order to reacquaint herself with her own body, after so many years of hating it, she discovered the healing powers of dance – expressing herself artistically while exorcising the built-up shame, anger, and guilt.
“ I’VE GOT DANCE UNDER MY SKIN AND LIFE FORCE IN MY HEAD.”
In 2016, she performed Les Chatouilles, the story of a child who was sexually abused – a powerful and moving piece of acting and dancing which the public and critics equally loved, leading to the most prestigious French performing arts award: Molière du Seul(e) en scène. This play was adapted into a movie Les chatouilles ou la danse de la colère and presented in Cannes in 2018. The movie won 2 Cesars (French Academy Awards) in 2019.
Today, Andréa continues to fight for women’s rights, and to abolish the statute of limitations for child sex crimes.