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:, 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: 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.

— Season 2022/2023

Encouraging a plural approach to histories, geographies and aesthetics, Par/ICI: brings together this season 8 five artistic teams: Katerina Andreou (France / Greece), Soa Ratsifandrihana (Belgique / Madagascar), Rémy Héritier (France), Ondine Cloez (France) et Calixto Neto (France / Brazil).

G R Oo V E Soa Ratsifandrihana 0 Lara Gasparotto
Zeppelin Bend Katerina Andreou 3 Ilias Spyrakis
1 / 5 — Katerina Andreou © Ilias Spyrakis
G41 A0412 Lara Gasparotto
2 / 5 — Soa Ratsifandrihana © Lara Gasparotto
Une Forme Breve Remy Heritier 10 Martin Argyroglo
3 / 5 — Rémy Héritier © Martin Argyroglo
Vacances Vacance Ondine Cloez 1 Kotomi Nishiwaki
4 / 5 — Ondine Cloez © Kotomi Nishiwaki
O Samba Do Crioulo Doido Calixto Neto 4 Gil Grossi
5 / 5 — Calixto Neto © Gil Grossi

Show prices Par/ICI: and PASS

Par/ICI: evening performances

- Prices for Par/ICI shows:

Full price: €13

Reduced rate: 9 € *

Super reduced rate : 5 € **

YOOT rate : 3 € ***

- TOPO evening rates

Single price : 5 € *

Super reduced price : 9

YOOT rate : 3 € ***

→ Online ticketing

* On presentation of proof of less than three months: intermittent workers and entertainment professionals, job seekers. Persons with reduced mobility and one of their companions, groups of more than 10 people, works councils.
** Under 25s, school groups, non-taxable persons (on presentation of proof of less than three months)

*** YOOT Pass holders
↳ tickets to be purchased in advance on (membership reserved for students)

! GOOD DEAL: Par/ICI Pass: !

↳ With the PASS follow the path of an artist = 1 show + 1 TOPO evening
↳ And get a dance club of your choice for 5 € more

→ Discover the different possible routes on our
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Par/ICI: receives support from ONDA - National Office for Artistic Diffusion.

highlighted dates: public open activities


June 2023

July 2023

  • 3 to 4
    "IL (TTT : tourcoing-taipei-tokyo)" by Christian Rizzo and Iuan-Hau Chiang

    as part of "Festival Parterre, 4 jours de danse dans l'Aude", Chapelle Le Py (France)

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  • 10 to 13
    Symposium "CriticalBodies: borders|ACCESS|care" Université des Arts de Philadelphie (États-Unis)

    Pour la 5ème fois depuis 2018, ICI—CCN accueillera du 19 juin au 31 juillet prochains, la Summer School du Master en danse de l’Université des Arts de Philadelphie (MFA in Dance). Ce programme réunira une communauté de 50 étudiant·e·s-artistes et enseignant·e·s.

    Un symposium ouvert au public – intitulé CriticalBodies: borders|ACCESS|care – sera également organisé à ICI—CCN du 10 au 13 juillet prochains.

    Ce temps d’étude est l’occasion de réunir des artistes et chercheur·se·s prestigieux·ses lors de conférences, discussions et ateliers.

    En savoir + ICI

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  • 15 to 16
    en son lieu by Christian Rizzo

    kalamata dance festival – Kalamata (Grèce)

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  • 21
    "miramar" by Christian Rizzo

    miramar, ImPulsTanz — Vienna International Dance Festival (Austria)

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