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

October 2019

  • 1 October to 27 November
    Application online — exerce Master

    → deadline: November 27th, 2019

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  • 3 to 6
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo
  • 5
    Let's celebrate together the new season of ICI—CCN!
  • 5
    Exhibition opening — Caty Olive
  • 5 October to 17 December
    Exhibition "Panoramas" of Caty Olive

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

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  • 8
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 10
    Exerce classe ouverte — Marie Preston
  • 10
    Fenêtre sur résidence — WILHELM GROENER
  • 12
    Conference performed by Ghyslaine Gau
  • 12 to 25
    Résidence Par/ICI : Marco da Silva Ferreira

    ICI—CCN

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  • 12
    Video projection by Ghyslaine Gau and Jean-Philippe Derail
  • 12
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Laura Kirshenbaum
  • 15
    Par/ICI: — Marco da Silva Ferreira
  • 16
    Par/ICI: — Marco da Silva Ferreira
  • 22
    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
    Le club de danse — Marco da Silva Ferreira

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

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  • 24
    Par/ICI: — Marco da Silva Ferreira

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

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  • 26
    Dérives — Francesco Careri

    Sète [entrée libre sur réservation]
    → de 10h à 14h

  • 28 October to 8 November
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Nacera Belaza

    ICI—CCN

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November 2019

  • 6
    Le club de danse — Nacera Belaza

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

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

    Nouvelle Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d'Oise (France)

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  • 7
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Nacera Belaza

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 9pm [free admission]

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  • 8
    "comme crâne, comme culte." de Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre Louis Aragon - Tremblay-en-France

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  • 12 to 15
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Ishmael Houston-Jones

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

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  • 12
    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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  • 14 to 15
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Le Théâtre de Rungis (France)

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  • 15
    Exerce classe ouverte — Ishmael Houston-Jones

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

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  • 21 to 23
    Carte blanche — Vincent Dupont

    Repère - Repaire
    ICI—CCN

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  • 26
    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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  • 29 to 30
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra de Lille (France)
    — in the framework of NEXT Festival

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December 2019

  • 2 to 17
    Résidence Par/ICI : Claudia Dias

    ICI—CCN

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  • 2 to 6
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Hélène Cathala

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

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  • 3
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra de Lille (France)

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  • 3
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Le Bateau Feu - Scène nationale Dunkerque (France)

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  • 3
    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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  • 9
    Exerce classe ouverte — Pauline Le Boulba

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

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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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  • 11
    Le club de danse — Cláudia Dias

    L'Atelier Buffard, ICI—CCN
    → from 7pm to 9pm [all audiences]

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  • 11 to 14
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France)

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  • 13
    Par/ICI: — Cláudia Dias

    Friday, étape de travail performée
    L'Atelier Buffard, ICI—CCN
    → 7pm

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  • 17
    Par/ICI: — Cláudia Dias

    TUESDAY: All that is solid melts into air, show
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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January 2020

  • 6 to 7
    District Danse, season 4 ! — Elsa Decaudin

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

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  • 6 to 10
    Pratique du matin/exerce — Dalila Khatir

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

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  • 8 to 21
    Résidence Par/ICI : Nosfell

    ICI—CCN

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  • 9
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell

    Le Corps des Songes, spectacle
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 8pm

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  • 10 to 11
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Lorient, Centre dramatique national (France)

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  • 14 January to 13 February
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 14 January to 13 February
    "d'après nature" by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvres-Les-Nancy (France)

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  • 14
    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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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson

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

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  • 16 January to 21 February
    Exhibition "Adaptation Assez Facile" of Félicia Atkinson

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

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