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Patrick Gaïaudo taught improvisation and Contact-Improvisation in an Art School during 12 years, in regular courses and workshops in Le Mans and Nantes. Improviser based in France, he leads and collaborates to creation and improvisation projects in France and abroad. He is also researcher, he has involved in a theoretical and practice research (PhD Thesis) on the question of choreographic Exposure. In 2012, he produced a living historical resource for Tuning Scores, a dance research and performance practice that Lisa Nelson (USA) initiated and has investigated during 30 years. He is currently working on a book about Loïe Fuller as seen through photography. His work is a long investigation of practical and theoretical research on the choreographic art. His experiences are fed by the study of somatic techniques, BMC, Feldenkrais method, and by the different process of research or improvisation: Material for the Spine, Tuning Scores, Logo motion. From 2005 to 2017, he was an organiser and facilitator of the C. I. "Association Eponyme" in Nantes (France), which invited C. I. teachers from around the world, and organised C. I. Jam monthly.

Significant teachers
Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Simone Forti, Ray Chung, Chris Aiken, Vera Mantero, Benoit Lachambre