Initially graduated in biology and environmental science, Anne Collod is a French contemporary dancer and choreographer.
She performed with different French choreographers (Philippe Découflé, Stéphanie Aubin, Fabrice Ramalingom, etc.) and co-founded the Quatuor Albrecht Knust (1993-2001), a collective of dancers dedicated to the re-enactment of early 20th-century choreographic works and focused on performance presentation, pedagogy and research. She namely reenacted in this frame Nijinski’s legendary piece The Afternoon of a Faun.
In 2001, while continuing to participate as a performer or a collaborator in various dance projects, she began research exploring the notion of « being together » in dance, which led her to meet in 2003 in San-Francisco the American choreographer, pioneer of post-modern dance Anna Halprin, with whom she has worked episodically since. She presented in 2008 the reinterpretation of one of Halprin’s masterpieces, « Parades & Changes » (1965). This work, « parades & changes, replays », followed by a new version, « parades & changes, replay in expansion » (2010), has toured intensively since 2008 in France and abroad (USA, Korea, Southern and Northern Europe), and won a Bessie Award in New-York in 2009.
In 2011, Anne Collod lead artistic research about the Dances of the Dead and was the recipient of the French Ministry of Culture program “Aide à la recherche” and of the French Institute program « Résidence Hors les Murs ». This research brought her namely to Mexico and to Japan and led her to create in 2014 The Parliament of the invisibles, a piece about the links between those who are gone – beings and works of art- and the living, haunted by a German Danse Macabre from the 30s.
She’s also interested in in-situ creation and proposed in collaboration with the French graphic designer Mathias Poisson (faire) cabane, a project for a choir of amateurs and wooden elements that creates moving and ephemeral huts.
She’s preparing for 2016-2017 a new creation, an immersive choreographic, sound and light project entitled « Exposure », questioning energy transfers between a performer and an industrial environment.
Furthermore, she’s a founding member of the Collective Dingdongdong who gathers artists and researchers to create a new way of describing and experiencing a neurological disease, Huntington’s disease.
She is also regularly invited to teach in different schools and dance programs, and is trained in the Feldenkraïs method.
Anne Collod is artist in residency at La Briqueterie/Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val de Marne/France until 2017.
Source : Anne Collod 's website
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