François Chaignaud

Dancer | Choreographer
(Updated on 11/04/2012)
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Francois Chaignaud, choreographer, France. He is graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSM) in Paris (2002). Since then he has collaborated as a dancer with various choreographers such as Boris Chamatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Gilles Jobin, Tiago Guedes, Alain Buffard... Since 2004 he has shown several performances and concerts on different stages in France and Europe : Pompè – procession urbaine (2004), He’s one that goes To sea for nothing but to make him sick (2005), La Culture des Individu.e.s (2006), Aussi bien que ton coeur, ouvre moi les genoux (2008),The Clodd and the pebble (2008). Since 2005, He has collaborated with Cecilia Bengolea. They created together Paquerette (2008) and Sylphides (2009) currently touring in many festivals and venues. They are working now on several new projects: Castor & Pollux, an aerial dance piece, and Free dance (from the 1920’s choreographic repertory. In addition, he has an historian activity in university and has recently published a book about french early feminism (L’Affaire Berger-Levrault – les féminismes à l’épreuve, PUR, Rennes, 2009). You can further reach him on his blog: http://reliefsouterrain.blogspot.com/

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