Nimble and wily, Studio Reynard is inspired by its protagonist mascot – the fox.
Directed by Hélène Lesterlin, Studio Reynard is a space for the creation and production of performances, installations and other art projects. The creative practice embodied by Studio Reynard crosses boundaries: artist/curator, live performance/visual art, sound/video, dance/text, solo/epics.
2017-2019: Studio Reynard is on hiatus while Hélène focuses her attention on the Hudson Valley’s entrepreneur ecosystem. She co-founded CO, a cooperatively-owned coworking space in Rhinebeck NY, and currently works at The Trillions Co. launching social innovation startups. What might appear a non-sequitur is actually a continuation and exploration of what it means to create meaningful community and inspire engagement and action!
Hélène Lesterlin creates works that fuse theater, dance, puppetry, sound and visual art. She’s insatiably curious about the creative process: she’s a collaborator, performer, director, choreographer, improviser, and hands-on maker. Fascinated by fables, memories, and ancient songs, she digs into history, archives, poetry, art and music to create her performances. Founded in 2012, Studio Reynard is home base for her work. Hélène also has a passion for working with contemporary performing artists to help bring their works into being: she served as Director of Programs at Mount Tremper Arts, and was the founding curator for dance and theater at EMPAC. Currently, her creativity is channeling into entrepreneurship and local economic development: she is co-founding CO. a coworking center in Rhinebeck NY, as well as helping launch Accelerator of Trillions, an accelerator for social innovation startups. Time to get some non-linear design thinking and creativity out into the business world!