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Decoret-Ahiha Anne

  • Dr
  • Trainer & consultant & coach
  • Adea Consulting
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Decoret-Ahiha's My Publications folder on Mendeley.


I am an anthropologist of Dance. I was awarded in PhD in Aesthetic, Sciences and Technologies of Art from Paris VIII University in 1998. Myresearch investigates dance from a cross-cultural perspective. I have published Les Danses exotiques en France : 1880-1940 (Paris : Centre National de la Danse, 2004) and a number of scholarly articles mainly in French but some in English and Spanish. Les Danses exotiques en France was awarded the prize for Best Publication on Dance by the French Union of Music, Dance & Theatre critics in 2005. Living in the city of Lyon, I am a freelance lecturer and trainer within the fields of dance, anthropology, pedagogy and social relationships. I lecture at the Dance Conservatoire, the University of Lyon and is a Member of the Research Centre on Body Practices at the University Blaise-Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand. I act as consultant for Theatres like La Maison de la Danse, and for cultural, educational and scientific institutions.

Recent publications

  • Les danses exotiques en France : 1880 - 1940

    • Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Professional experience

Trainer & consultant & coach

Adea Consulting

September 2004 - Present

Attaché d'enseignement et recherche

Université de Saint-Etienne - Université Jean Monnet

September 2001 - August 2003(2 years)



Université de Paris 08 - Saint-Denis

September 1994 - December 1998(4 years)