Laurent Pichaud is a choreographer and dance performer, artistic director of x-sud art/site (www.x-sud.info), and guest artist-researcher in the Dance department of Paris 8 University. Laurent’s process, both as a creator and researcher, centers around the use of choreographic gesture outside of traditional artistic or stage-oriented contexts. His work has two premier focal points. The first largely comprises site-specific practices and community projects created with non-dancer inhabitants. The second is his multifaceted collaboration with Deborah Hay, and by extension his interest in Dance history as a material and tool to study how composition functions for both documentation and transmission in the choreographic process. He has created the Choreographic Games with Rémy Héritier in 2013 as a platform to extend this two focal points.