Laetitia Angot is a french choreographer born in 1978.
Her dances are dances of modest means, yet they are variegated, as if suspended somewhere between Minimalism and Baroque. They spring up like mushrooms and/or cabbage plants. They are a chosen mode of knowledge, one preceding stone and words. They thrive by developing conditions for reading the unfolding experience that shapes them. This makes them at once raw and fragile. Directed towards an addressee, their very crafting mode politically grounds their project: involvement, openness, and a desire to engage head-on with differences, métissage and bricolage. They flirt with dances native to the Mississippi like the Cake-Walk, but also with Butoh and Burlesque. They often explore elasticity and failings in relation to the tremor and the blow. Some dances are punky, some melancholy, while others are pathos-laden and grotesque. The gliding glossolalias they give rise to tap into the most archaic element of language. They are haunted. They have a tendency to burry their affects like children, to explore the point where the degree zero of the signifier develops, where meaning can be glimpsed at its point of emergence — in rhythm perhaps? They take shape through the question: “where does dance begin?” and emerge from the encounter with oneself and others.