Par/ICI Overview

Par/ICI: a cross-curricular programme by ICI – the National Choreographic Centre of Montpellier.

Emerging or recognized, alone or accompanied, the artists invited by Par/ICI: work on two evening performances for the public at the end of a short residency.

First, a spectacular form, refined, constructed and mastered, drawn from the repertoire or freshly created, and testifying to the strength of writing.

The second TOPO performance is dedicated to ongoing research: a side step, specially designed for the occasion, an experiment which gives pride of place to concepts and the notion of orders.

The two complementary performances feed, stimulate and resonate together, allowing the general public to understand choreographic performance as a range of diverse, generous, open, innovative focuses. Shows, meetings, films, installations ... Par/ICI: offers a variety of readings, points of view and ways of envisioning, seeing and appreciating the uniqueness of an artist's universe.

— Par/ICI: programming and residences combine presentation of work from an artist's repertoire with experimentation through an ad hoc evening performance entitled TOPO, conceived within the time and space of Montpellier.

Encouraging a plural approach of stories, geographies and aesthetics, Par/ICI: brings together five artistic teams this season : Lenio Kaklea (Greece), PEROU (Pole of Exploration of Urban Resources), Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher (France / South Korea), Ivana Müller (France) et Ghyslaine Gau (France) - Annabel Guérédrat (France) - Ana Pi (Brazil / France).

Kaklea Minia
© Gianluca Di Ioia

Par/ICI: Lenio Kaklea

Thursday, October 7th, 8pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Tuesday, October 12th, 7pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Read more: HERE

Perou Minia
© Atelier Marc Ferrand


Wednesday, November 10th, 8:30pm
at La Vignette, scène conventionnée / Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University (to be specified)
Booking recommended > HERE

Friday, November 12th, 7pm
Buy your ticket online > HERE

Read more: HERE

Erwan Minia
© Jacob Khrist

Par/ICI: Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher

Tuesday, November 23rd, 8pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Monday, November 29th, 7pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Read more: HERE

Ivana Muller Forces Of Nature  Alix Boil
© Alix Boillot

Par/ICI: Ivana Müller

Thursday, March 24th, 8pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Thursday, March 17th, 7pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Read more: HERE

© DR

Par/ICI: Ghyslaine Gau - Annabel Guérédrat - Ana Pi

Film screening and round-table discussion - Thursday, April 14th, 7pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Performance evenings - Wednesday, April 20th and Tuesday, April 21st at 8pm
in Studio Bagouet, at ICI—CCN

Read more : HERE

Remember the Par/ICI: PASS

Par/ICI: evening performances

Par/ICI: presentation of a performance from an artist's repertoire combined with a second evening event created in situ, entitled TOPO.

This season, discover 5 Par/ICI: (10 performances)!

> With the Par/ICI: PASS: attend 2 evening performances for just €14 (normal price €18)!

> Combine the Par/ICI: PASS: + 1 Dance Club (of your choice) for just €19!

Par/ICI:, TOPO performance


TOPO prefix, TOPO suffix.

TOPO is a short research residency where artists invent their environment.

TOPO physical statement, TOPO statement, TOPO is speech, sketch, diagram, study, composition; TOPO is subject, fantasy, whim, extravagance.

TOPO hosts a story in progress, a group of guests, events that happen over the course of an evening.

TOPO is the continuation of a track, a path, landscapes invented, dreamed and started from scratch.

TOPO associates patterns, relationships, characteristics. TOPO is a recurring and regular form of stylistic expression, a story of bodies which evolve, and return to memory in successive layers.

— Anne Fontanesi
Director of production and distribution | In charge of the programming for Par/ICI:

Par/ICI: receives support from ONDA - National Office for Artistic Diffusion.

highlighted dates: public open activities


May 2022

June 2022