Rachid Ouramdane

Co-director of the CCN2 (Grenoble National Choreographic Centre) with circus artist Yoann Bourgeois, the choreographer Rachid Ouramdane is the guest curator for the Outdoor section of the 2019 Bolzano Danza Festival (Italy) where he intends to take a poetic approach to space, examining internal...

Updated on 18/07/2019

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Mylène Benoit

French choreographer Mylène Benoit and German puppeteer Julika Mayer created Georges in 2018 in Avignon as part of the “Sujets à Vif” festival. From this piece came the idea of a participatory project, Moving through time, involving children from a primary school and elderly people from a retirement...

Updated on 10/05/2021

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Marie Houdin

As part of a choreographic research and video and sound collection project focused on social and traditional dances from the African diaspora and Native American communities and the resilience of peoples, Marie Houdin visited Cuba, Senegal and New Orleans in 2018 and 2019. At the end of January she...

Updated on 22/01/2020

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Erge Yu

Trained in classical dance in China where she was born in 1987, Erge Yu arrived in France after discovering contemporary dance. The dancer, who is also a choreographer, created her MoLi solo after a residency in 2019 at the Cité internationale des arts (International City of Arts). 

Updated on 04/03/2020

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Adrien M et Claire B

In their projects, Adrien M & Claire B combine art and digital technology, dance and pixels, through both shows and exhibitions in augmented and virtual reality. Their chosen technique primarily serves as a media for poetry and sensations.

Updated on 16/03/2020

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Maria Carmela Mini

Director of the Lille Latitudes Contemporaines festival, Maria Carmela Mini is on the lookout for new choreographic trends, both in France and abroad. Under her watch, she deciphers a contemporary dance that is increasingly hybrid but can also revert to more choreographed forms.

Updated on 24/02/2020

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Nathalie Béasse

A multi-disciplinary artist, Nathalie Béasse founded her company in 1999 in order to design her own shows blending theatre, dance, and visual arts. In advance of her next project, ceux-qui-vont-contre-le-vent (those who go against the wind), she recounts her creative process and its importance in...

Published on 02/07/2021

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Laurent Meheust

President of EDN (European Dancehouse Network) and deputy director of KLAP, the Marseille Dancehouse, Laurent Meheust is passionate in telling us about his work supporting artists and his hopes for choreographic art.

Updated on 26/05/2021

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Omar Rajeh

Omar Rajeh is a dancer and choreographer from Beirut and is currently based in Lyon. He is the co-founder of Citerne.live, an interdisciplinary digital space which shares dance performances with a global audience.

Updated on 21/04/2021

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Luar Maria

Brazilian choreographer Luar Maria is putting together a solo on the relationships between the movement of dance and that of drawing. The dancer’s work is informed by an expansive career as an academic and dance-based researcher, forged alongside her creative work.

Updated on 09/09/2020

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Victoire Bidegain di Rosa & Manuela Júdice

Planned for 2022, the France-Portugal Season will bring together artists, thinkers and scientists from both countries around common themes. As part of the Portuguese and French presidencies of the Council of the European Union (Portugal's rotating presidency in the first half of 2021 and France's in...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie

Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie is head of the Onda, the Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for the circulation of performing arts) that offers several mechanisms to support structures committed to working with live performance. 

Published on 12/11/2021

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Smaïl Kanouté, dancer and choreographer

As part of the Caisse des Dépôts' support for the young choreographic scene, Smaïl Kanouté is the first winner of the travel grant resulting from a partnership between the Institut français and the Caisse des Dépôts. Dancer and video artist, he has made his relationship with writing and the dialogue...

Updated on 11/04/2022

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The director of the Centre Culturel Kôrè, Mamou Daffé, discusses the future of the AWA programme

Attached to the defence of local values, Mamou Daffé is the head of several organisations and events in Mali. In particular, he directs the Centre Culturel Kôrè in Ségou, a partner of the Institut français for the ACP-EU Culture programme: Support for the Culture and Creation sectors in West Africa...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (2/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this second part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, speaks about the Creative Europe programme, support for the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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