Amélie Rajotte

Amélie Rajotte’s interdisciplinary creation takes an anthropological approach to the body and dance. She deconstructs sensitive states and personal and social behaviours in a bid to draw out a theatrical uniqueness. She is interested in the notion of physical archives and the body’s plastic potential expressed through gesture as the choreographic raw material. By questioning these phenomena, she leads audiences into absurd, surrealist worlds where they can invest the body, set in movement by its own narrative.

Amélie Rajotte works in the contemporary dance field as a choreographer, performer and teacher. Her works include In Fact, I’m Gross (2009), Tenir debout (2009), The Squirrel and the Mirror (2011), Carnaval (2014) and Bernard Remix (2015). In 2017, she received a CALQ choreographic residency at Fabrik Potsdam, Germany. In addition to creating her own works, Amélie Rajotte has worked as a performer on projects (performances, research, creations) by the likes of Karine Denault, Sylvain Émard (Super Méga Continental), Lynda Gaudreau, Sarah-Ève Grant-Lefebvre, Hélène Langevin, Karina Iraola, Lara Kramer, Normand Marcy, Andrée Martin, Brice Noeser, Pierre-Paul Savoie and Jessica Serli. After graduating from the Conservatoire National de Grenoble, Amélie Rajotte went on to complete a teaching diploma in contemporary dance (Diplôme d’État de professeur en danse contemporaine) at Cefedem de Normandie, and in 2017 she obtained a master’s degree from the Department of Dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal. As part of her training, she worked with Nadine Beaulieu, Dominique Boivin, Sylvain Groud, the Quatuor Albrecht Knust, and Bruno Meyssat.

Amélie Rajotte is a co-founder and member of Lorganisme.

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