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 (1892-1978): 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

April 2021

  • 6
    Par/ICI: nyamnyam
  • 6 to 9
    Pratique du matin / exerce — Carme Torrent

    de 10h à 12h, à ICI—CCN

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  • 13
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 14
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo (cancelled)

    La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse

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  • 15
    Par/ICI: soirée TOPO — nyamnyam

    à 19h, ICI—CCN

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  • 20
    Atelier EN COMMUN — Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

    de 18h30 à 20h30, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 20 to 22
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo (cancelled)

    Dansens Hus - Nasjonal scene for dans, Oslo (Norvège)

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  • 28
    Le club de danse — Marta Izquierdo Muñoz

    de 19h à 21h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics]

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  • 28 to 29
    "une maison" by Christian Rizzo (cancelled)

    Dansens Hus - International Scene of Contemporary Dance, Stockholm (Suède)

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  • 29
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Marta Izquierdo Muñoz

    Guérillères à 19h [entrée libre] — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

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May 2021

  • 3
    exerce classe ouverte — Jérémy Damian

    de 14h à 17h, à ICI—CCN [tous publics / entrée libre]

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  • 18 to 20
    Publications M2 — Master exerce

    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiants en 2de année

    ICI—CCN → 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 27
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Sorour Darabi

    à 19h [entrée libre] — Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

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June 2021

  • 4
    "le syndrome de ian" de Christian Rizzo

    Opéra de Rennes
    — in the framework of Festival Big Love

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  • 8 to 10
    Publications M1 — Master exerce

    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiants en 2re année

    ICI—CCN → 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 11 to 17
    Résidence — Volmir Cordeiro

    à ICI—CCN

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  • 28
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau" de Christian Rizzo

    Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

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July 2021