陳星樂 Valentin LECHAT
圓劇團導演| Valentin LECHAT 陳星樂
從11歲開始雜耍，至今27年。畢業於法國阿貢西可（Arc En Cirque）馬戲學校和里多（LIDO）馬戲學校，並於其後拜師法國當代馬戲之父傑若．湯馬（Jerôme Thomas），隨之巡迴各地演出大師成名作《莉莉馬戲團（Cirque Lili）》。除了馬戲之外，亦曾於法國土魯斯（Toulouse）的編舞發展中心（Centre de Developpement Chorégraphique）接受專業的當代舞蹈訓練一年，並於1998至2002年間跟隨舞蹈家M. Verdou學習即興舞蹈、舞蹈劇場創作；於2000年至2002年間跟隨舞蹈家Hervé Diasnas的舞蹈功法（Présence Mobilité Danse）。
2005年至2018年間，遊歷亞洲各國並定居台灣。旅日時結識日本人偶大師岡本芳一，深受其美學啟迪，增添其表演風格中的東方元素；在台期間逐步發展個人作品《Faces 臉》、《女猴》、《五隻手，八個星球和回憶》、《DELIVRÆNCE 9》等，並廣泛受邀演出。也經常與舞蹈、劇場界合作，如台北越界舞團、莎士比亞的妹妹們的劇團、河床劇團等，並曾任台灣戲曲學院講師、高雄衛武營馬戲平台顧問、華山1914文化創意產業園區駐園表演藝術家，經年累月，為台灣的馬戲表演帶來了影響與轉變。2016年與台灣另一位致力於當代馬戲的林正宗導演共同創辦「圓劇團 Thunar Circus」，深耕台灣意象，並促成台法間的馬戲交流。在台期間，認真修習昊元仙宗派氣功，以其天賦與努力獲得賞識，獲允回到法國繼續傳承。
回法後仍保持與台灣的聯繫，除了持續經營圓劇團的發展、探索歐洲與台灣馬戲之間的合作可能之外，也仍回台演出。現任阿貢西可（Arc En Cirque）馬戲學校教師，教授雜技創作、肢體表演及氣功，積極參與法國政府與民間的當代馬戲活動，並且以個人及所創團體THE UNITED ARTTSTS（始於2005年）之名持續創作演出。
About the Director – Valentin LECHAT
Creator/performer in contemporary circus; founder and director of Thunar Circus.
Started juggling from 11 years old, 27 years to now. He graduated from the "Arc En Cirque" Circus School the "LIDO" Circus School in France. Just after he became the apprentice of the renowed French father of the contemporary juggling in Europe "Jerôme Thomas", created and began a famous tour with the masterpiece "Cirque Lili". In addition to the circus, he also received professional contemporary dance training at the "Centre de Developpement Chorégraphique" in Toulouse, France, and experiment in a field of dance-theater with writer/dancer M. Verdou from 1998 to 2002. From 2000 to 2002, he followed the dance of Hervé Diasnas (Présence Mobilité Danse).
Between 2005 and 2018, Valentin traveled to various Asian countries and settled life in Taiwan. When he met Japan, he met Japanese master Okamoto Yoshihiro, was deeply inspired by her aesthetics and added the oriental elements of his performance style. During this time in Taiwan, he gradually developed several personal works "Faces", "Women & Monkeys", "Five Hands, Eight Planets and Memories, "DELIVRÆNCE 9", etc., and were widely invited to perform. He also often cooperates with dance and theater groups, such as Taipei Cross-border Dance Company, Shakespeare's Sisters' group, the Riverbed Theater group, etc., and has served as a contemporary Circus teacher at the Taiwan Opera School, as consultant at the Kaohsiung Weiwuying Circus Platform, and as artist resident performance artist of the Huashan 1914 Cultural and Creative Industry Park. Over the years, he have brought influence and transformation to Taiwan's circus performances. During his stay in Taiwan, he earnestly studied the Qigong Hao Yuan Xian Zong, and gained recognition with his talents and efforts. He was allowed to return to France to continue his inheritance.
After returning to France, he still maintained contact with Taiwan. In addition to continuing the development of THUNAR CIRCUS and exploring the possibility of cooperation between Europe and Taiwan circus, he still returned in Asia to perform. He is currently teacher at the Arc En Cirque Circus School, teaching creativity in physical performance, juggling technique, movement and Qigong. He is actively participating in the contemporary circus field of the French Culture and in the private sector, creating as well with a personal and creative group THE UNITED ARTISTS (beginning in 2005). In the name of continued creation and performance.