The city, her stage
For theatre director Anne Simon, all the world is a stage. Whether she is inside or outside, everyone is an actor and everyday objects become props. The ideas for her productions come to her in flashes of inspiration, an inspiration which she feeds on her many walks through Luxembourg City.
We meet Anne Simon on the terrace of café-bar Interview for an interview. We want to meet her and (re)see the city with her. The café has set out bistro tables and on one of the chairs sits the artist, leaning forwards, a cigarette smouldering between her fingers. Her slender legs are crossed and she fixes her gaze on something in the distance. The posture reminds me of a hawk about to strike, seizing the object of desire in a few seconds. She is lost in her thoughts. But on what? She is definitely not looking for food, as the bird of prey would be. And she doesn’t need it. A cappuccino steams on the table in front of her, with a biscuit. No, she’s tracking down something else. She is searching for situations, people, actions, art and everyday things that interest and inspire her. She absorbs and she exhales ideas.