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In the place du Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement (district) of Paris,Chaillot is one of the capital's most prestigious venues. Since 2008 it has focussed mainly on dance, but remains open to all kinds of art forms and is distinguished as a theatre which values creativity. The choreographer Didier Deschamps became the director in July 2011.
Since its creation, the Maison de la Danse has been aware of its responsibility in creating a legacy by implementing a politics of the image. Most of its shows are filmed, a video collection is being built, featuring dance on an international level, in all its forms, genres and styles.
In 1985, the present day Ballets de Monte-Carlo company was born, thanks to the drive of HRH Princess of Hanover, who wished to continue the long tradition of dance in Monaco. The arrival of Jean-Christophe Maillot in 1993 helped the company to gain prominence on the international stage with his world-renowned ballets and his policy of inviting other choreographers to collaborate.
Every two years, Dominique Hervieu artistic director of the Dance Biennial develops the festival programme and presents the “Fabrique du Regard” (“Factory of the Gaze”). The purpose of this “factory” is to sharpen the eyes of the spectators, to engage them in dialogue with the artists and to share aesthetic ideas and opinions. This collection, dedicated to choreographic culture, is a central tool of the Fabrique du Regard. Happy discovering!
Found of movement and dancers, of those exceptional moments where the gesture and the role collide, Michel Kelemenis bases his creations on the search for a balance between the abstract and the figurative. The choreographer is in demand with the ballets de l’Opéra de Paris, de l’Opéra du Rhin, the Ballet du Nord, the Ballet de Genève and de Marseilles for his style, which combines finesse and performance. On his initiative, KLAP Maison pour la danse, a 2000 m2 facility dedicated to creation and the choreographic culture, was opened in Marseilles in 2011.
An international platform dedicated to the promotion, research and pedagogy of screendance and other hybrid moving image practices that explore choreography, somatic practices and/or movement studies. The centre produces the annual International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy and its research conference each spring: www.videodansebourgogne.com Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/videodanceburgundy/ Honorary president: Alain Masson
Today’s hip hop movement and dance creation is exporting the image of French culture around the world. Kader Attou is proud to belong to this new dance scene. He is one of the main representatives of this French hip hop movement and cie Accrorap is emblematic of this energy. Combining cultures blending and humanistic engagement, Kader Attou creates a unique dance style, kept abreast. In September 2008, he was named Director of the centre chorégraphique national in La Rochelle.
Christian and François Ben Aïm began collaborating in 1997 when they co-created their first piece, and went on to form their own company, CFB 451, in 1999. To date they have choreographed some twenty pieces together. Working in tandem as brothers and partners, Christian and François Ben Aïm have developed a sensitive style of contemporary dance that is both poetic and physical. Their creations lay bare our ambivalence, weaknesses and relationships with others to reveal the different facets of our humanity.
Founded in 1998, the Centre national de la danse (CND) has advantages which make it a unique centre dedicated to dance. Its strengths come from its assets: the skills of its staff and the diversity of specialisation offered; a renovated and comfortable building in Pantin (Paris), twelve studios, three of which are open to the public for shows or performances, a multimedia library, a projection room, collections and a whole range of training courses, resources and services for professionals and companies. The Lyon/Rhône-Alpes CND provides continuity for all the projects in its region.
Directed by Petter Jacobsson since 2011, the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine (National Choreography Centre) is a place for reaching out and exploring the new perspectives choreographic art can offer, when open to other disciplines. It is a bastion of creation, production, the development of choreographic culture and training, supported by a company of 26 permanent dancers, which welcomes artists-in-residence and audiences to its shows, public rehearsals, talks, workshops and training courses.
The aim of this collection is to enable audiences to discover the diversity of the aesthetic choreography to be found in the Indian Ocean territories. The collection brings together different partners who produce publications in audiovisual format on Dance and dance practices, both contemporary and traditional. It is hoped that the collection will gradually expand by pooling resources with contributors and partners working for the benefit of Dance in the Indian Ocean.
Les variations proposées par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication sont un support à l'enseignement. Elles sont composées par différents artistes et permettent aux élèves de traverser des écritures gestuelles variées qui les sollicitent sur d’autres états de corps que ceux travaillés tout au long de l’année. Cette proposition partagée par l’ensemble des conservatoires peut constituer une référence pour les élèves et une matière d’échange et de réflexion pédagogique.
Under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Images de la culture catalogue, managed by the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC - National Centre of Cinematography and the moving image), presents 300 of its films devoted to dance. Bringing together recordings of shows, dramas, talks and documentaries, this collection reveals the invaluable diversity of aesthetics and approaches of the choreographic art from the 20th century to today.
At the Agora, cité internationale de la danse, Montpellier Danse presents events alongside the performances which help audiences learn more about dance and to understand it away from the stage performance through cinema, exhibitions, dance workshops etc. – just some of the ways an audience can get as close as possible to the artist's creative process. This collection hopes to reflect these activities, which involve both performing and teaching.
Appointed director of the "Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape" in August 2011, Yuval Pick had a long career as a choreographer, a dancer and a teacher. Since then he has created a strong repertory of works marked by their elaborated, layered movement vocabulary, accompanied by commissioned scores by ranking composers. In his work the relationships between individuals and group(s) are often highlighted and challenged.
The Choreographic Center James Carlès works with the valorization of the choreographic forms resulting from the social and popular traditions in occident. In 1998 James Carlès created the eponymous center of dance around several axes: -The practical amateur -Officially agreed vocational training -The company James Carlès Dance & Co -The festival Dances and Black Continents -Teaching residences (internships and Class Master degrees with international artists) Within its creations, the company tends to confront various choreographic cultures with the other shapes of Art. It also undertakes activities around research, the conservation, the transmission, the diffusion and the sensitizing of the public ones.
CCNN – National Choreographic Center of Nantes was directed by Claude Brumachon from 1992 to 2015. As a choreographer of the human spirit and a explorer of the body, he has constantly, along with his parner Benjamin Lamarche, created and nourished strong relations to the audience. Since January the 1st of 2016, Ambra Senatore is the director of CCNN. As her creativity takes source in humanity, she has imagined a place where life would flow, where everyone could feel right : artists of course, but citizens and dance amators as well, as all cultural partners of the territory too. A place filled with creativity and openness, as an invitation to a trip, to invent and share, together.
In January 2014, the Atelier de Paris launched the Carolyn Carlson Collection: a new collection which brings together films, recordings of performances, rehearsals, improvisations or master classes and documentaries from the 1960s to today. The selection for Numeridanse.tv provides an outline of the choreographer's work in about thirty documents.
The Centre national de danse contemporaine - Angers (National Contemporary Dance Centre) is a national choreography centre (CCN). Its artistic and teaching plan, implemented by Robert Swinston, director of the CNDC since January 2013, is defined from its 5 main aims: the creation of new works, artist-in-residence programmes, the development of new line-ups, publicity, and dance training in association with the École supérieure.
Researchers poetic and energetic movements , Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche led the National Choreographic Center of Nantes from 1992 to 2015. Since january 1, 2016 they continue their choreographic road with their new association SOUS LA PEAU.
Mathilde Monnier always thwarts expectations by presenting a work in constant renewal. Her artistic questions are related to writing problems of movement in relation to broader issues such as "the public," the report music, memory. Her appointment to the head of the Choreographic Centre of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 marks the beginning of a period of opening to other artistic fields as well as a reflection act on the management of an institutional place and sharing. This collection presents the creations of Mathilde Monnier from 1994 to 2013.
Thierry Malandain is a choreographer recognised for his unique vocabulary which draws its richness from a balance between contemporary and classical dance. He alternates between new and personal visions of works from the established repertoire and original creation. Since 1998 he has been the director and choreographer of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Biarritz (National Choreography Centre) and artistic director of the Temps d'Aimer festival in Biarritz.
Initially devised in 2010 by Boris Charmatz (director of the Musée de la danse in Rennes) and Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (director of the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris), the fourth edition of Danse élargie will be a double edition Seoul-Paris. International artists of all disciplines have been selected to defend an extended idea of dance on the stage for ten minutes (maximum) and with three people (minimum). Discover, here and now, the videos of the participants. Do you enjoy it? Do you want to see the projects on the stage? You are invited to share the adventure on June 11 and 12, 2016 at the LG Arts Center in Seoul and on June 18 and 19, 2016 at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. Free access, reservation advisable. More information on http://www.danse-elargie.com/
Based on an idea of the Maison de la Danse and the Pacific | CDC, 20 partners come together to help spot new talent. The collection [re]connaissance presents the prizewinners' videos.
Founded in 1972 by Roland Petit, the Ballet National de Marseille is an internationally renowned dance company. In 2014, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten succeeded Marie-Claude Pietragalla (1998-2004) and Frédéric Flamand (2005-2013) as artistic directors. Their ambitions are based on two main themes, “the body in revolt”, which deals with the expression and presence of dance in society and “the corps du ballet”, which focuses on research and the development of a new form of contemporary ballet.
KLAP opened its doors in October 2011. Its first act was to set up several residencies suitable for the needs of the artists: research, rehearsal, creation and finalisation. In addition to some documents introducing the new Maison de la danse, its activities and its philosophy, the KLAP collection aims to make the resident teams more visible on Numeridanse.tv.
After 13 years as the artistic director of the CCN Havre Haute-Normandie (National Choreography Centre), Hervé Robbe is continuing his adventure as an artist and teacher since January 2012 with Travelling & co. He experiments with a unique amalgamation of dance and the filmed image, creates artistic objects in multiple formats and spectacular forms for the performance space, films and art installations.
Joanne Leighton is a Belgian-Australian choreographer whose professional career is linked to an original, dynamic and constantly evolving vision of dance. Her work and discourse is permeated by an emphasis on dialogue and exchange, both with the public and with her dancers and artistic collaborators. Joanne Leighton has more than twenty choreographic works to her name and her work has toured extensively in France and internationally. Over a period of 18 years, her works have been programmed and produced in countries such as Germany, Australia, Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland and the UK. Joanne Leighton was been Directrice of the National Choreographic Center of Franche-Comté in Belfort between may 2010 to February 2015. Now, she develops their projects with her company WLDN.
Presenting choreographic creation in all its richness and its diversity, helping audiences discover the work of contemporary artists who question the world around us using the universal language of the body, sharing the feeling and pleasure of an eclectic and generous dance, through television and witnessing the dissemination and establishment of dance through regional performance venues are the aims of the Scènes d'écran collection.
European Video Dance Heritage project is an analysis and experimental programme funded by the European Commission (Culture programme) which aims to structure a European memory of dance through video and to transmit this heritage to younger generations, considering its political, economic, technical, legal and educational dimensions.
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland represents the official, nation-wide platform for artistic dance in Germany. Founded in 2006 with the protagonists’ awareness that dance must speak with one voice in the German political landscape, the Dachverband Tanz currently operates as a network for the most important stakeholders of dance. 40 associations, institutions and personalities represent approximately 3000 prominent multipliers (choreographers, ensemble directors, ballet and dance educators, dance scientists) with whom an estimated 10,000 artists, educators and academics are connected. With its numerous position papers, conferences and campaigns the Dachverband Tanz aims to strengthen the position of dance artists and dance workers and to enhance the visibility of dance in society.
Dominique Bagouet created more than 45 pieces in 15 years. Several of them made their mark on the choreographic landscape between 1980 and 1992, the year of his death. Charles Picq, aware of his work very early on, collected them. This collection shows the most representative works and will grow progressively with films concerning the transmission of his repertoire thanks to the work undertaken by the association Les Carnets Bagouet.
Created in 1995, the CCN d'Orléans (National Choreography Centre) is directed by Josef Nadj, dancer, choreographer and visual artist. A multitalented artist and creator, his artistic vision explores and integrates multiple artistic genres, giving the CCN d'Orléans a concrete goal: to unite several artistic forms and territories in a single place – a space of research, engagement and communication.
In this La Baraka company collection you will find an interview with Abou Lagraa, in which he speaks about his desire to dance, his role as choreographer and what the act of choreographing is to him…. with a selection of his creations, from the period 1999 to 2013.
With diverse backgrounds and views on choreography, the 52 artists selected by the modul-dance project have developed their pieces in several of the 20 European dance houses participating. This channel presents their work processes, exchanges and ideas about dance as well as their final projects.
In June 2009, Mourad Merzouki was appointed director of the CCN de Créteil and Val-de-Marne, where he has developed his vision of dance as “an open window on the world”. Since the creation of the Käfig Company in 1996, the choreographer has been able to expand the language of hip-hop by working at where multiple disciplines intersect: circus, martial arts, contemporary dance and more. His pieces are currently touring the world.
Charleroi Danses, Choreographic Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, has been led since 2006 by general and artistic director Vincent Thirion, and boasts 3 associated artists who, alongside Thirion, contribute to the Centre's strategy and artistic policy: the choreographers Michèle Anne De Mey and Pierre Droulers and the composer and dance film director Thierry De Mey.
The BNP Paribas Foundation is one of the rare corporate philanthropists to provide support for choreographers. The Foundation provides grants for production of new works and supports both tours and residencies for artists to encourage the development and awareness of contemporary creativity, joined by other institutional partners.
Harlequin, inventor of the dance floor over 40 years ago and world-leading supplier of floors for dance, performing arts, entertainment and display, is pleased to become the new partner of the Maison de la Danse by supporting the Numeridanse.tv platform. According to Patrick Lesage, European Key Account Manager at Harlequin Europe, “The world's biggest dance companies are now adding videos on Numeridanse.tv. Most of these are loyal customers of the Harlequin brand. By supporting Numeridanse.tv, we express our gratitude to them, contribute to the dissemination of dance among amateurs and professionals in the sector and also contribute to the preservation of the collective dance memory".
In 2008, Abou Lagraa returned to Algeria to find his roots and rediscover his past and decided to invest artistically there. He consolidated this return in 2009, when he was charged by Mrs Khalida Toumi, the Algerian Minister for Culture, with creating the choreography for the Closing Ceremony of the Festival Panafricain d’Alger (2nd Pan-African Festival of Algiers), which took place in July 2009. La Baraka company has since devoted itself to developing dance in Algeria.
The Chopinot collection aims to reflect the artistic output of the choreographer and dancer. A portrait of the artist emerges from the wide selection of extracts from her works, reflecting thirty years of work, fruitful collaborations and new insights. From “Halley's Comet” (1981) to “Very Wetr!” (2012), and her most outstanding creations in between, we invite you to relive the career of this polymorphic, radical and generous artist.
Boris Charmatz has been working with the association edna since 1992. Appointed director of the CCN de Rennes and Bretagne in 2008, he has transformed it into the Musée de la Danse since his arrival in 2009. Born from an unusual fusion of the museum, a place of conservation, dance, the art of movement, and the choreography centre, a place of production and residency, Boris Charmatz continues his work of creation, rethinking dance in a broader sense.