We had the good fortune of connecting with Chloé Noble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chloé, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I used to have my own business back in France and I do love to generate and produce things on my own. When I met with Natalia Minasian and Gabrielle Scott, my 2 colleagues through the American Academy of Dramatic Arts it was very clear that we shared the same passion for acting, movement, performing art and also the same vision and hope for the need of arts in the world.
Then during the Covid-19 lockdown in NYC, the three of us needed a structure to develop and share our artistic projects. As Broadway was closed and many theatrical and artistic company were shut down, the motivation was high to create something to support ourselves professionally and creatively. This is how we conceived and created Artistic Resonance Collective.
Risk taking: how do you think about risk, what role has taking risks played in your life/career?
Risk has definitely been a big part of my life and career. To me it has mean leaving places, going where the work is, where the industry is flourishing to expand my chances; traveling to the unknown and see if I can make it there. Thats how I moved first to Paris, then to San Francisco, and New York. Every time I took the risk to build my life over again and follow my heart desires and hopes. But at the end of the day when I look at these risks I took I see that they where opportunities, to find jobs, and to keep finding myself.
Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
I would say never giving up to the face of adversities. Being audacious. Always bouncing off of rejections, delays or difficulties. Trying to focus on what’s next and generating my own projects of none come to me. It’s easy to feel defeated in this industry and making the decision to never give up on myself has helped me tremendously, along with the choice to be surrounded by the right people, the kind who inspires and encourages me.
What’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
Recently, really committing to my career here in the US, despite the pandemic, the industry shutting down, less jobs and less money for the arts. It’s been tempting to go back in France and put things on hold for now, but I decided to stay where I sacrificed so much to be, and take the chance. It’s been a very difficult decision because I had no way of knowing if things would work out and it was very risky financially and personally.
Why did you pursue an artistic or creative career?
I dance since the age of 3 and act since I am 16, being creative and relay on artistic mediums to express myself and to relate to the world around and in me is part of who I am. I’ve always knew I am an artist. Pursuing and artistic career is pure logic to me.
What do you want your legacy to be? What do you want people to remember about you?
I want to inspire people to remain curious, about one another, about the world; to walk with an open heart and to engage fully when you have something to say, or share. We have so much to heal, to mend, to reclaim. I want my legacy to be continuing the story telling of the human experience and awake people’s mind and heart.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an actress and a dancer. I also teach the life-art process, an expressive art body of work developed by the dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin and her daughter Daria Halprin and has worked for several years as an art therapist in France. I am very happy with my eclectic career, to have been able to combined severals of my interests into my professional life and to have met so many unique and diverse people and colleagues along the way. I got to be where I am today by always trying to follow my heart, where I need and want to be, by constantly asking myself how do I want to serve and what do I have to share with the community. I think it has led me on some great journeys and closer and closer to fulfill my never-ending curiosity and drive for making art.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would most definitely take my friend down to Hudson River Greenway, to the harbor, to the Gove in Central Park and to the High Line. We would get some Italian food at Gennaro on the Upper West Side and go dance and have drinks in Hell’s Kitchen at Therapy Bar – hoping this place will open again after the pandemic !
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give my Shoutout to The Telly Chanel (www.thetellychannel.com) with whom I am collaborating and will be part of their next series Monologue Moments.
TheTelly is an Instagram based network that works with various Instagrammers, filmmakers, musicians and activists to create unique and innovative television styled shows and programs. Using IGTV as their platform, they can self-distribute content and offer other creators both a place to realize their work and a support system to assist in that process. With TheTelly as their engine, they strive to create content that is more diverse, inspired and honest than what currently floods social media.
Monologue Moments is a web series that takes monologues from established films and adapts them into fresh scenes to be delivered by hungry, up and coming actors. These new takes will showcase how context and performance can affect words and how they are perceived by an audience. It is our hope that this project helps to fuel the careers of the talented actors and crew members we work with, as well as help enlighten our viewers on how intention and execution plays a large role in how a script plays out.
Photograph: Luana Seu