Jul 052018

Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot

Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot
I am an independent dance artist interested in improvisation, composition, performance, community and architecture, and hungry for bodies and collaborations. Educated via the non-violent martial art form of Aikido, I self-trained in contemporary dance for a few years in my late teens/early 20’s: Limon, release-based, Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition, as well as in Butoh and Body-weather techniques from Japan. I moved to the UK in 2007, entering a post-graduate programme in Dance and Community and then a Specialist Diploma in Choreology both at Trinity Laban.

Making work, performing and collaborating with choreographers and artists in the UK and in Europe (Annie Lok, Simonetta Alessandri, Lisa-May Thomas, Tara D’Arquian, Laura Doehler, h2dance, Laila Diallo, Joe Moran, Noa Zamir, amongst others.), I have been an associate artist with Candoco Dance Company since 2010, leading many educational and artistic projects, and I have a particular interest in the empowerment that can be achieved through dance. I follow a poetic research weaving perception, form and feeling into my movement language and made and performed a solo called Vertigos in 2013/14. In the past years I have been involved in Lisa-May Thomas’ vast research and performance projects Grassblades and The Touch Diaries, recording and investigating poetic contents of and people’s relationships to touch, across many backgrounds and generations. I have also made a solo work called Vertigos and have created and co-run the Contact Improvisation @ Goldsmiths (SE London) with students for the past 7 years.

I am a dancer/collaborator on the Figuring Project.