Starting out as an actor, Médéric Legros worked with René Paréja, Guy Alloucherie, Levent Beskardès and Gilles Defacque, among others.
Stepping out on his own as a director, he assembled a group of seven young actors and dancers to create Théâtre de l'Astrakan. His first two creations as a director were entitled Passages and Silences. He returned the following year with his third original creation, Empreintes, presented at the Mimos International Mime Festival before heading off on a tour of Macedonia in 1998.
Following the success of Empreintes, Médéric Legros and his team were artists in residence at the National Drama Centre in Normandy for two seasons. The first “laboratory season” yielded Médéric Legros’ fourth original creation with the troupe: La Géométrie des morts, co-produced by CDN de Normandie (1999).
Médéric Legros’ work is often wordless, conveying emotions and ideas through body language and imagery.
Compagnie de l’Astrakan is now affiliated with the University of Caen, pursuing its research activities and bringing together professional performers with amateur actors from the student population.