Latitudes Contemporaines

Taos Bertrand


Taos Bertrand is a dancer-performer and choreographer.

Her work is motivated by questions of writing and materiality, prophecy and disorder, ghosts and avatars. Trained in literature and philosophy in khâgne and at Université Sorbonne, and in contemporary dance at the Conservatoire des Abbesses in Paris, she has worked with Olivier Dubois in "Tragédie" et "Auguri", Adam Linder, Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher, director Valentin Noujaïm in "Pacific club", visual artist Jean-Luc Verna, pop artist Christine & the Queens, Marine Mane, the collective (LA) HORDE, pianist Koki Nakano, Ingrid Florin, Karine Saporta and François Stemmer.

With RADAR, she has created works such as "Orages" (2015) in collaboration with the visual artist Patrick Laffont, which is rooted in her experience as a person born under X; "Rafales" (2017), an undulating piece in which she shares the stage with Léonore Zurflüh and the electronic music composer Florent Colautti, whom she met at the Fondation Royaumont. This piece won the Fondation Beaumarchais-SACD writing grant, was invited to take up residency at the Maison des arts de Malakoff and the Musée des archives nationales by the philosopher Florian Gaité, and is in delegated production with the TAP-Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers; "Inside your bones" (2019), a performance and sound installation in collaboration with Quebec sound artist Jean-François Laporte and performed by the Ars Nova instrumental ensemble (conductor Jean-Mickaël Lavoie).

In 2019, her choreographic project "Vestiges" won a prize at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, focusing on the study of funerary rituals and Noh theatre. On her return from Japan, she created a solo, "Vestiges" (2021) and "La fin des forêts" (2022), a piece bringing together the dancers Sherwood Chen and Nitsan Margaliot, and the sound designer PYUR.

In 2021, she presented "Ma peau, ce lieu" at Maubuisson Abbey as part of the "Geoscopia" exhibition by artist Charlotte Charbonel, at the invitation of Florian Gaité. The same year she took part in "Dialogue dansé", an in situ performance devised with Luz Moreno and Léa Troulard on the Grand Paris metro site.

In 2022, she created "Promettre", a duet co-written with and at the invitation of Erwan Larcher at the Festival d'Avignon's Vive le sujet. She created "Tanit", a quartet, for the Nuit blanche 2022 at the invitation of the Malakoff art centre directed by Aude Cartier. In 2023, she created "brutal syntax", a piece curated by Christine and the Queens for the Meltdown festival in London, and took part in Adam Linder's new creation for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. In September she created a workshop with students from the Beaux-arts de Paris for the Échelle Humaine festival at Lafayette Anticipations.

Of Algerian origin, she lives in Aubervilliers.

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