History of the site

Located at the very centre of Montpellier, the ICI — National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier is housed in the former Ursulines Convent.

Ursuline's plan
Plan des Ursulines

Designed in 1997 by architects Florence Lipsky and Pascal Rollet, this is a place of creation, research and targeted training for contemporary dance, with artistic ambitions which are both national and international.
The effervescent world of dance resides within this atypical architectural ensemble, heir to many decades of history.
The Agora (the International City of Dance) was created in 2010, under the initial influence of Dominique Bagouet. The final phase of the project included full refurbishment of the buildings, which are today entirely dedicated to dance and all areas of choreography: creation, programme planning, training, audience outreach, artists in residence, accommodation, etc.

The CCN is the newly created Occitanie region’s only choreographic centre.

Choreographic Centres were first created in 1984. Today, there are 19 in France. They are the cross-roads between a wide-reaching artistic movement and a cultural policy for spatial planning, between the French government and local authorities. ICI—CCN is the only Choreographic Centre in the newly established region Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée.

On January 1st 2015 Christian Rizzo took over as the Director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, which has been renamed ICI (International Choreographic Institute). He supports a crosscutting vision of creation, training, artistic education and openness to the public. Based on various practices and territories, this project is primarily a forward-looking space dealing effectively with inviting artists, creating the choreographic gesture and studying the forms that it can take when shared.

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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