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, 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

September 2018

  • 10 September to 22 October
    Application online - exerce Master

    → deadline: October 21st, 2018

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  • 14 September to 12 December
    Exposition Jérôme Souillot, "Je reste là"

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]
    → mercredis et jeudis de 14h à 18h / vendredis de 14h à 17h

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  • 22
    "ad noctum" by Christian Rizzo

    Teatro Municipal de Vila do Conde, Porto (Portugal)
    — in the framework of Circular Performing Arts Festival à Vila do Conde (14e edition)

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  • 29
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    ICI—CCN Montpellier (France)
    — in the framework of its "ouverture de saison"

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  • 29
    Fêtons ensemble la nouvelle saison d'ICI—CCN !

    Musée Fabre et ICI—CCN, à partir de 12h30

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October 2018

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

    ICI—CCN Montpellier (France)
    — in the framework of the programmation Par/ICI:

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  • 18
    "ad noctum" by Christian Rizzo

    L'Arsenal, Metz (France)

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November 2018

  • 6 to 9
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre de Nîmes (France)

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  • 15 to 16
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    L'Empreinte - Scène nationale Brive/Tulle, Tulle (France)

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  • 20
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Centre Culturels Municipaux de Limoges (France)

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  • 23
    "ad noctum" by Christian Rizzo

    Les Quinconces L’Espal - Scène nationale, Le Mans (France)

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  • 29 to 30
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Le Moulin du Roc - Scène nationale de Niort (France)

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December 2018

  • 5 to 8
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Maison de la Danse de Lyon (France)

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  • 11
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    Le Rive Gauche, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (France)

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  • 14
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (France)

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