Dates surlignées : activités ouvertes au public

avril 2017

  • 27 au 30
    Workshop — Body Weather avec Christine Quoiraud

    Théâtre la Vignette → 10h à 16h [danseurs professionnels et amateurs]

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mai 2017

  • 2 au 5
    Pratique du matin/exerce avec Brigitte Chataignier

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

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  • 4 au 5
    "ad noctum" de Christian Rizzo

    Pôle Sud – Théâtre Hautepierre, Strasbourg

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  • 9 mai au 31 juillet
    "TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo (fom 1)" de Christian Rizzo et Iuan-Hau Chiang

    Shangai Minsheng Art Museum (Chine)
    — dans le cadre de l'exposition Listening to transparency (commissariat : Grame, Centre national de création musicale)

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  • 11
    Le club de danse : I-Fang Lin

    ICI—CCN → 19h à 21h [tous publics]

  • 13
    Transmission de répertoire à partir de "ad noctum" de Christian Rizzo

    Nocturnes transpositions — Conservatoire de Montpellier / Julie Guibert et Christian Rizzo 
    Opéra Comédie → 15h et 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 16
    Sujets — Soirée avec exerce : Caty Olive

    ICI—CCN → 18h à 21h [entrée libre]

  • 18
    "d'après une histoire vraie" de Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre Le Manège, Mons (Belgique)
    — dans le cadre de "Tout Mons danse"

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  • 19
    "sakınan göze çop batar" de Christian Rizzo

    Théâtre Municipal de Bastia

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  • 22 au 25
    Publications

    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiants de 2nde année du master exerce
    ICI—CCN → 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 22
    "sakınan göze çop batar" de Christian Rizzo

    Espace Diamant, Ajaccio

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juin 2017

  • 13
    Publications

    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiants en 1ère année du master exerce.
    ICI—CCN → 19h [entrée libre]

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  • 13
    "d'après une histoire vraie" de Christian Rizzo

    Israel Festival, Jérusalem (Israël)

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Application (eng)

Since October 2016, the enrolment in MA exerce is yearly!!!

Next program: october 2017- june 2019

In 2011 the exerce program was turned into a Master and welcomed a new promotion of students every two years. From now on, a new group of students will enrol in the MA every year.
The first and second year will then co-exist. A smaller number of students in each promotion will enhance individual research, facilitate exchanges, mobility and collaborations between the first and second year students.
This dynamics of welcoming young artists each season will nourish and be nourished by the choreographic activities of research, creation and sharing that take place within ICI—CCN.

Entry requirements (2 stages)

  1. The first selection is based on a written application (Registration deadline: February 6th, 2017)
  2. Final selection: audition at Montpellier, on 3rd, 4th and 5th March, 2017 

Student profile

This Master will be open to applicants above 22 years of age and already committed to a path as a choreographic artist or coming from other artistic fields (plastic arts, music, theatre, cinema and digital technology) and concerned with the body and movement. 

They must have higher art education (BA or equivalent) or equivalant work experience. 

Applicants must remain available during both years of the Master. 

Students must have a good command of French and English when they join the Master.

"As we dig the hole we create more space for the sky" de Mor Demer © Marc Coudrais
"As we dig the hole we create more space for the sky" de Mor Demer © Marc Coudrais

The goals of the master

MA exerce is intended for young artists willing to both develop and clarify the stakes around individual research in relation to contemporary choreographic creation as well as interacting with other fields of arts and thought. 

The purpose is to promote students’ capacity of self-reliance so that they can create their own working methods, find the theoretical resources required as part of their practice, define specific forms of collaboration, stage presence and skills relevant to their work. 

 A vital part of the program is the sharing of their own personal research with other participants in the program. Students are asked to take part in joint projects, to provide advice, and support to other students’ work and to reflect on individual and collective forms of work in use in contemporary creation.

This program of study values understanding of aesthetic, social, economic and political issues of the various contexts from which art and art practices emerge from.


Various aspects of the 2016-18 session:     

— lab sessions combining theory and practice, run by artists, researchers and thinkers invited to share their questions and processes and to give feedback on the work of students;     

— a regular practice to nourish and support physical availability, potential and imagination as resources to be activated in projects as a dance performer, author or researcher;     

— time dedicated to individual research, with various coaching options (presence of a coach for long-term supervision, feedback systems generated by Exerce group, etc.);     

— mobility outside of Montpellier for students access resources required as part of their research; gain a greater understanding of the contemporary art field and begin to situate their own work in relation to it.

Since 2013, have been invited :

Artists: Mathilde Monnier, Maria La Ribot, Eszter Salamon, Latifa Laâbissi, Anne Collod, Loïc Touzé, Deborah Hay, DD Dorvillier, Antonia Baehr, Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardonna, Vincent Dupont, Caty Olive

Researchers: Isabelle Launay, Gerald Siegmund, Bojana Bauer, Paula Caspao, Myrto Katsiki, Petra Sabisch, Geneviève Vincent, Myriam Van Imschoot, Clarisse Bardiot
Professors and lecturers of Performating arts Department - University Paul Valéry, Montpellier: Didier Plassard, Philippe Goudard and Alix De Morant
 Mentors chosen by exerce students in 2014-2015: Sabine Macher, Valérie Castan, Mette Edvardsen, Antonija Livingstone, Ali Moïni, Christine Jouve, DD Dorviller, Luis Garay, Carolina Campos

exerce partners since 2013

HZT - Berlin, Master DOCH - Stockholm, Feldstärke (Pact Zollvereign - Essen, Kyoto Art Center, Montevideo - Marseille), École nationale supérieure d’art de Paris Cergy, École des Beaux-arts de Bourges, Festival Uzès Danse, CN D – Pantin, Abbaye de Royaumont, La Villa Arson- Nice.

Pedagogical team

MA exerce is under the joint supervision of Christian Rizzo and Didier Plassard, professor at the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier.   

For the  conception and development of the master, Christian Rizzo works with Anne Kerzerho, pedagogical director and Laurent Pichaud, artist- researcher associated to exerce.
Marion Pradier, in charge of all the administrative aspects of the master, completes the ICI—CCN team.   

Didier Plassard, Alix de Morant, associate professor at Paul-Valery University and Myrto Katsiki, PHD student at the danse departement of Paris 8 give  theoretical and methodological support to the students for their written research during the two year program.

Presentation master exerce​​

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