Anne-Gaelle Thiriot


Anne-Gaëlle is an independent dance artist interested in community and architecture, and hungry for bodies. As a dancer, performer, teacher and dance-maker, her main interest is improvisation and composition – as an embodied technique, as an ongoing exploration of relating to each other and to the world and as a way of making performance. Her research is linking anatomy, voice, movement and space to patterns, function, abstraction and expressivity. She mainly works through collaborations.

Anne-Gaëlle graduated from Trinity Laban in 2008 and continued learning with great release and Contact Improvisation teachers, travelling across Europe (Michal Mualem and Giannalberto De Filippis/Sasha Waltz and Guests, Jeremy Nelson, Simona Bertozzi, Didier Silhol, Kirstie Simson, Julyen Hamilton, Lisa Nelson, etc.) and teaches CI since 2011. In 2016 she worked with Nancy Stark-Smith on GLIMPSE, a research and performance project of the Underscore in the USA. Presently she works with Annie Lok, and Lisa-May Thomas, and has been a Candoco Artist for the past 8 years.

She is a certified choreologist (specialist of Laban-based contemporary theory and practice) guest lecturing for Trinity Laban, Roehampton and Winchester University.

Among the artists/companies she has collaborated with are Joe Moran, Florence Peake, Simonetta Alessandri, Laura Doehler, h2dance, Annie Lok, Tara D’Arquian, Dirty Market Theatre, Lisa May Thomas, Laila Diallo, Noa Zamir, Charlotte Spencer. Her work has been performed in UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Chile, Iraqi Kurdistan and Germany.