Presentation

Initiated in 2011 in collaboration with Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier, the MA exerce is, since 2013, a unique academic program in France which supports artists, authors of their own project and research in dance. Its aim is to accompany the students-artists-researchers through choreographic exploration within the scope of its conception, making, touring and public sharing.


Exerce master degree 2017/2018

Beginning of the 5th student-artist-researcher group

In 2016, an important restructuring of the MA was initiated. As of now, two groups of student-artist-researchers, a first-year group and a second-year are simultaneously working in the ICI—CCN. Starting October 2017, a new group of 7 students joined the group of five second-years welcomed last fall. Six years after the implementation of this master, two working lines assert and distinguish the MA.

— A MA program "situated" in the heart of ICI—CCN project and in permanent contact with a plurality of contexts

This program’s particularity is to be part of the project designed by Christian Rizzo within the ICI—centre chorégraphique national in Montpellier. This daily presence within the ICI—CCN spaces, linked to the activity of this place, provides a privileged relation between students and the current events of the choreographic creation in all its forms, addresses and questioning.

Beyond this context, multiple partnerships, projects within the regional territory but also at national and European level, allow every student-artist-researcher to experiment his project by meeting a great variety of fields (in 2016/2017, twelve partnerships were engaged leading to ten public presentations outside the CCN venue. Finally, this « situated research » is drawn by the collaboration with other fields of contemporary thinking.

— Un program accompanying and stimulating a state of research

This state of research translates into a state of readiness. It is nurtured by suggested experimentations within the educational program and by exerce group's shared issues and experiences. This exerce group, regarded as a resource, is comprised of students-artists-researchers, the teaching, artistic and academic team, as well as the guest artists and guest researchers. Each one of them contributes and welcomes inputs from all other members, thus favoring a free-flowing and reciprocity principle.

This state of research unfolds by means of experimentation. Because its intention is to explore ways a choreographer nowadays works and researches, it aims at investigating everyone's artistic,  educational representations and expectations. It continuously brings back into play and widens methodological tools that enrich personal explorations.

This state of research reaches out. Dance pieces, performances, dissertation, writings, conference, knowledge sharing... are as many media or formats with which this state of research presents and displays itself to the public. It reflects on ways each student-artist-researcher chooses to convey and unfolds his/her two years' research's specificity.

This state of research has a place. It spreads out in close connection to Christian Rizzo's global project at the ICI—centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier. With its porous nature it experiments with other fields of contemporary thoughts. In that sense this state of research has a place thanks to which the student-artist-researcher fits into the exerce group and beyond, on an artistic and social level.

DD Dorvillier
DD Dorvillier

DD Dorvillier’s arrival as an associated artist-researcher to the MA exerce

Associated to the implementation of the MA exerce since 2009, Laurent Pichaud has greatly participated to the definition of the issues and the exerce pedagogical program, patiently established and nourished by the representation of the artist-researcher. We wish him all the best in his artist’ work and the practical thesis he engaged in and we are truly happy to welcome DD Dorvillier, American choreographer settled in France since 2011. Remarked for the compositional quality of her works, their sound and plastic spaces, DD Dorvillier considers the pedagogical experiment as a full-blown space of her artistic project

highlighted dates: public open activities

December 2017

  • 3
    Projection "My lunch with Anna" d'Alain Buffard
  • 4
    Par/ICI: — Jefta van Dinther
  • 4 to 8
    Pratique du matin / exerce : Volmie Cordeiro
  • 5
    Atelier EN COMMUN
  • 7
    Fenêtre sur résidence : MSylvain Huc / Cie Divergences
  • 7
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo
  • 9 to 22
    Résidence Par/ICI: Vania Vaneau

    ICI—CCN

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  • 12
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Le Grand Bleu, Lille (France)
    — in the framework of Festival "Les Petits Pas" of Le Gymnase | CDCN

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  • 12
    Par/ICI: — Vania Vaneau

    BLANC un spectacle de Vania Vaneau
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 
    → 20h

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  • 13
    Le club de danse : Vania Vaneau

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

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  • 16
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

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

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  • 17
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium) [international premiere]
    — in the framework of December Dance 17 (curated by: Christian Rizzo)

    En savoir plus

  • 19
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex

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

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  • 21
    Par/ICI: — Vania Vaneau

    ORA (Orée), étape de travail performée
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 
    → 19h

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January 2018

  • 3 to 19
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Paola Stella Minni et Konstantinos Rizos / PA.KO

    ICI—CCN

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  • 8 to 9
    "District danse, saison 3 !" d'Elsa Decaudin

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

    → 19h [entrée libre]

  • 9 to 13
    "d'après une histoire vraie" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France)

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  • 15 to 19
    Pratique du matin / exerce : Joao Fiadeiro

    "Composition en Temps Réel"
    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels]

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  • 16
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h30 à 20h30 [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

  • 16
    "ad noctum" by Christian Rizzo

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

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  • 17
    Le club de danse : PA.KO

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

    → de 19h à 21h [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

  • 18
    Ouverture de l'exposition de Wouter Krokaert

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → à l'issue de la Fenêtre sur résidence de PA.KO

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  • 18 January to 9 March
    Exposition de Wouter Krokaert

    La chambre d'écho, ICI—CCN
    → mercredi et jeudi de 14h à 18h / vendredi de 14h à 17h

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  • 18
    Fenêtre sur résidence : Paola Stella Minni et Konstantinos Rizos / PA.KO

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 
    → 19h [entrée libre]
    Suivi de l'ouverture de l'exposition de Wouter Krokaert

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  • 22 January to 2 February
    Résidence Par/ICI: Latifa Laâbissi / Figure Project

    ICI—CCN

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  • 23 to 24
    "b.c, janvier 1545, fontainebleau." by Christian Rizzo

    Les Subsistances - Laboratoire international de création artistique, Lyon (France)

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  • 25
    Par/ICI: — Latifa Laâbissi / Figure Project

    La part du rite une conférence performée de Latifa Laâbissi
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 
    → 20h

    En savoir plus

  • 25
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    TAP, Poitiers (France)

    En savoir plus

  • 27 to 28
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    le lieu unique, Scène nationale de Nantes (France)

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

    L'Escale, Tournefeuille (France)
    — in the framework of Festival International of La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie

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  • 30
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h30 à 20h30 [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

  • 31
    Par/ICI: — Latifa Laâbissi / Figure Project

    Écran somnambule un spectacle de Latifa Laâbissi
    suivi de Witch Noises, étape de travail performée (création 2018)
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 
    → 19h

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February 2018

  • 1
    Le club de danse : Fabrice Ramalingom

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN

    → de 19h à 21h [tous publics]

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  • 2 to 3
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de la Danse de Chaillot, Paris (France)

    En savoir plus

  • 5 to 9
    Pratique du matin / exerce : DD Dorvillier

    "CAuthentic Movement"

    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels]

    En savoir plus

  • 6 to 8
    "d'à côté" de Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre National de la Danse de Chaillot, Paris (France)

    En savoir plus

  • 6
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h30 à 20h30 [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

  • 7
    Sujets - Dialogues d'artistes

    Rencontre avec Emmanuelle Huynh, Laurent Pichaud et Myriam Van Imschoot
    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h à 21h [entrée libre sur réservation]

  • 12 to 13
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre d'Arles, Scène conventionnée pour les nouvelles écritures (France)

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  • 13 to 14
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    Maison de la Culture de Bourges (France)

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  • 18
    "d'à côté" by Christian Rizzo

    Les Écuries - Charleroi danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Charleroi (Belgium)

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  • 19 to 27
    Résidence de recherche et de création : Filipe Lourenço

    ICI—CCN

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  • 21
    "d'à côté" de Christian Rizzo

    La Raffinerie - Charleroi danse, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Bruxelles (Belgium)

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  • 22
    "le syndrome ian" by Christian Rizzo

    Scène nationale d'Orléans (France)

    En savoir plus

  • 26
    Fenêtre sur résidence : Filipe Lourenço

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN 

    → 19h [entrée libre]

    En savoir plus

  • 27
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h30 à 20h30 [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

March 2018

  • 5 to 9
    Pratique du matin / exerce : I-Fang Lin

    "Interpréter"

    ICI—CCN → 10h à 12h [danseurs professionnels]

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  • 6
    Atelier EN COMMUN

    mené par Christine Jouve et Catherine Beziex
    Studio Yano, ICI—CCN
    → de 18h30 à 20h30 [tous publics]

    En savoir plus

  • 7 to 8
    "Hauts Cris (miniature)" de Vincent Dupont

    Studio Bagouet, ICI—CCN
    → 20h

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