The project

© Marc Coudrais
Prélude à la saison 16/17 © Marc Coudrais

Following in the footsteps of Dominique Bagouet (1984 to 1992) and Mathilde Monnier (1994 to 2013), it is now Christian Rizzo’s turn (since 2015) to write a new page in the book of the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier (CCN, Centre Chorégraphique National).

Now named ICI, for Institut Chorégraphique International (International Choreographic Institute), the CCN develops a transversal vision of creation, training, artistic education and audience outreach. With its foundations firmly set in practices and territories, the new project is above all a zone of prospection which integrates artists, writes the score for choreographic act and explores the expression of shared experience.

In the face of the transformation that dance is undergoing today, it is necessary to pursue and reactivate the momentum of this tool for choreographic creation, production and training.

In this way, the ICI—CCN project explores ground common to all it does, in order to weave connections based on curiosity and ambition between artists, audiences, students, non-professionals and researchers.

A mix between experimental academy and caravanserai.

ICI—CCN is designed like a home for artists. It is an open laboratory, respectful of the past and looking to the future, a cross between an experimental academy and a caravanserai: 

  • an experimental academy: like a particle accelerator focusing and driving creation, research, training and production of original knowledge. 
  • a caravanserai: the ultimate place for dialogue, boosting diffusion, transmission and outreach to the general public and to new horizons.

Intertwined and mutually dependent, the two concepts come together in this hotbed of creation, fed by the challenges of dance and all that comes with it. The doors of the house are wide open to all those wishing to join the adventure, and come on board for this singular journey to discover choreographic multiplicity and the abundance of creative diversity.

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

February 2020

  • 3 to 14
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Michèle Murray
  • 12 to 14
    Exercice commun — Public presentation of the work of the master exerce's students
  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo ​
  • 15 to 22
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang
  • 15
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 19
    Le club de danse — Michèle Murray
  • 20 to 21
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 25
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 27 to 29
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris avec le Théâtre de la Ville - Paris (France)

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  • 27 to 29
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète / Centre Culturel Léo Malet, Mireval (France)

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March 2020

  • 2 to 13
    Résidence Par/ICI : Yasmine Hugonnet

    ICI—CCN

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  • 3
    Par/ICI: — Yasmine Hugonnet

    Le récital des Postures, show
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 4
    Le club de danse — Laura Kirshenbaum

    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 5
    Exhibition opening — Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 5 March to 9 April
    Exhibition "From a speck of dust to strange things" of Geoffrey Badel

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm / Fridays from 2pm to 5pm [free admission]

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  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Lisa Nelson, Anne Langlet et Pascal Queneau

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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  • 9 to 13
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Lisa Nelson [COMPLET]

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 10
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 12
    Par/ICI: — Yasmine Hugonnet

    SEVEN WINTERS, étape de travail performée
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm

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  • 18
    T — Jordi Galí

    Show presented in the framework of PREAC
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 23 March to 4 April
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Catarina Miranda

    ICI—CCN

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  • 24
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 25 to 26
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Dansens Hus, Stockholm (Sweden)

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  • 30 to 31
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Hautepierre, Strasbourg (France)
    — in the framework of festival EXTRADANSE - Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg

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April 2020

  • 1
    Le club de danse — Catarina Miranda

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 2
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Catarina Miranda

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 3
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Maison de la Culture, Amiens (France)

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  • 5 to 6
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    TAP, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Scène nationale (France)

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  • 14 to 30
    Résidence Par/ICI : nyamnyam

    ICI—CCN

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  • 15 to 16
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Scène nationale (France)

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  • 16
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Michèle Murray

    Montpellier Danse – Studio Cunningham / Agora
    → 6pm [free admission]

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  • 20
    Par/ICI: — nyamnyam

    8000 ans plus tard, installation opening
    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN and others
    → 7pm

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  • 20 to 24
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Carme Torrent

    ICI—CCN
    → 10am to 12pm [professional dancers]

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  • 21
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 23
    Par/ICI: — nyamnyam

    Meeting with Isabelle Ginot and Joanne Clavel
    ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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  • 23 to 24
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    L'Estive Scène Nationale de Foix et d'Ariège (France)

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  • 28
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    led by Christine Jouve and Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → from 6:30pm to 8:30pm [all audiences]

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  • 30
    Par/ICI: — nyamnyam

    8000 ans plus tard, installation completion and performance
    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN and others
    → 7pm

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May 2020

  • 2
    "ad noctum" by Christian Rizzo

    Tropiques Atrium Scène nationale de Martinique, Fort-de-France (France)
    — in the framework of la Biennale internationale de Danse

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  • 5 to 7
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Les 2 scènes, Scène nationale de Besançon (France)

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  • 5
    Exerce classe ouverte — Laurent Pichaud

    ICI—CCN
    → from 2pm to 5pm [all audiences]

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  • 11
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau." by Christian Rizzo

    Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris

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  • 18 to 20
    Publications M2 — Master exerce

    Public presentation of students' work in 2nd year
    ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission]

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