Choreographing Documentation – Raphaël Cottin

Spring 2020

In spring 2020, French choreographer Raphaël Cottin talked to Lise Gagnon (Executive Director of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault) about his creative process and recent productions. Marie Tissot wrote a fascinating and beautifully illustrated article about it, in which she describes how Labanotation inspired the artist’s creative process and community arts activities.

Marie Tissot notes how, for Cottin, the Laban system is an alphabet, a vocabulary and a language. He explains the importance of using symbols in his work, because symbols are richer in meaning than words. For Cottin, “Being trained in the writing of movement changes the way you look at movement itself.” The one-of-a-kind choreographer is currently working on a piece titled Laban Horror Show, inspired by the life and work of Rudolf Laban.



Article, Interview

Raphaël Cottin: choreographing documentation (in French)

Au printemps 2020, le chorégraphe français Raphaël Cottin s’est entretenu avec Lise Gagnon, directrice de la Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault à propos de sa démarche de création et de ses productions récentes.