Raffinot, François

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Raffinot, François Gender: M
François Louis Laurent Raffinot
born on 1 January 1953 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°59' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°35 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°25'


French dancer, choreographer, teacher and writer.

He studied the dances of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and in 1980 participated in the founding of the company "Ris and Danceries" of which he was co-leader from 1984 to 1989 with Francine Lancelot.

In 1990, he founded his own company, "Barocco". He was appointed as director of Le Havre National Choreographic Centre - Upper Normandy for six years (1993-1998). From 1999-2001, he set up the choreographic department of IRCAM with Laurent Bayle (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, or Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic / Music in English; a French institute for science about music and sound and avant garde electro-acoustical art music). Eventually he created SNARC (Site nomade des ateliers de recherche chorégraphique) first in residency at Metz and currently at the Conservatory in Le Blanc-Mesnil.

He is regularly invited to give lectures at art schools, universities and frequently publishes books, articles and fiction.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'R' pdf file, p. 3.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Dancer, choreographer and teacher)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction