Architecture

The Choreography Centre boasts many specific architectural and technical features. The building which officially opened in March 1997 is home to a full spectrum of dance-related activities: experimentation and exploration, rehearsals, creation and performance of dance shows. The overall surface area is 3,200m².

Agora's courtyard © Marc Coudrais
Ursulines Marc Coudrais
1 / 22 — Cour de l'Agora © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's reception © Marc Coudrais
2 / 22 — Accueil ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's reception © Marc Coudrais
3 / 22 — Accueil ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's hall © Marc Coudrais
4 / 22 — Hall ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's hall © Marc Coudrais
5 / 22 — Hall ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's hall © Marc Coudrais
6 / 22 — Hall ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
ICI—CCN's hall © Marc Coudrais
7 / 22 — Hall ICI—CCN © Marc Coudrais
Bagouet studio © Marc Coudrais
8 / 22 — Studio Bagouet © Marc Coudrais
Bagouet studio © Marc Coudrais
9 / 22 — Studio Bagouet (Jardin) © Marc Coudrais
Bagouet studio © Marc Coudrais
10 / 22 — Studio Bagouet © Marc Coudrais
Bagouet studio © Marc Coudrais
11 / 22 — Studio Bagouet (Gradins) © Marc Coudrais
Bagouet studio © Marc Coudrais
12 / 22 — Studio Bagouet (Fond) © Marc Coudrais
Yano studio © Marc Coudrais
13 / 22 — Studio Yano © Marc Coudrais
Yano studio © Marc Coudrais
14 / 22 — Studio Yano © Marc Coudrais
Yano studio © Marc Coudrais
15 / 22 — Studio Yano © Marc Coudrais
The Atelier studio © Marc Coudrais
16 / 22 — Studio l'Atelier © Marc Coudrais
The Atelier studio © Marc Coudrais
17 / 22 — Studio l'Atelier © Marc Coudrais
La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
18 / 22 — La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
19 / 22 — La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
20 / 22 — La chambre d'écho © Marc Coudrais
La chambre d'écho (SMITH's exhibition) © Marc Coudrais
21 / 22 — La chambre d'écho (SMITH's exhibition) © Marc Coudrais
La chambre d'écho (SMITH's exhibition) © Marc Coudrais
22 / 22 — La chambre d'écho (SMITH's exhibition) © Marc Coudrais

The building is composed of two main sections; a new, fully refurbished and shamelessly modern wing rubs shoulders with a renovated more ancient wing. The coupling of the two architectural styles has been carefully administered, combining stone and glass, metal and wood, to produce a technically high-performance ensemble. The new wing comprises a dance studio, which is able to welcome an audience thanks to tailored mechanics: removable seating transforms the studio (originally 300m²) into a 120-person performance venue, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology (control room, machinery for sets, sound and lighting, air conditioning). This new studio (the Bagouet studio*) is located in the former convent courtyard and is named after choreographer and founder of the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier, Dominique Bagouet.

Three rehearsal studios: the Gert studio**, — otherwise known as the Chambre d'écho, has become an exhibition space dedicated to visual creation mixed with choreography — the Yano studio*** and the Atelier Buffard, are all located in the refurbished, ancient part of the building along with dressing rooms and offices.

Overall, this gives the Choreographic Centre a total surface area of 700m² of studio space for professional dancers to work in daily and for public performances. There is also an on-site costume workshop. A large glass roof connects the different parts of the convent together around a spacious lobby.


* Dominique Bagouet (1951-1992): Dancer, choreographer, and founder of the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier.

** Valeska Gert (1892- 978): German dancer, mime-artist, actress and cabaret performer. From the start of her career, she broke away from what she called “aesthetic dance so appreciated by middle-class culture”.

*** Hideyuki Yano (1943-1988): Japanese dancer and choreographer.

highlighted dates: public open activities

Archives

January 2020

  • 8 to 21
    Résidence Par/ICI : Nosfell
  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo
  • 14
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 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 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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  • 16
    Exhibition opening — Félicia Atkinson
  • 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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  • 18
    "comme crâne, comme culte." by Christian Rizzo
  • 21
    Par/ICI: — Nosfell
  • 22
    Le club de danse — Émilie Labédan
  • 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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  • 28
    Exerce classe ouverte — Joanne Clavel

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

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February 2020

  • 3 to 14
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Michèle Murray

    ICI—CCN

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  • 4
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    TMS, Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète (France)

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  • 4
    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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  • 6 to 7
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    ThéâtredelaCité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie (France)
    — in corealization with La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

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

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

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  • 12 to 14
    Exercice commun — Public presentation of the work of the master exerce's students

    ICI—CCN
    → 7pm [free admission on reservation]

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  • 13
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo ​

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

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  • 15 to 22
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Maison Jean Vilar Avignon
    — in the framework of Festival Les Hivernales

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  • 15
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    Opéra Confluence, CDCN d'Avignon (France)
    — in the framework of Festival les Hivernales

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  • 19
    Le club de danse — Michèle Murray

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

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  • 20 to 21
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo

    co-presentation by Charleroi Danse and by Kaaitheater, Bruxelles (Belgium)

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  • 25
    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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  • 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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  • 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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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

    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]

    En savoir plus

  • 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]

    En savoir plus

  • 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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