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).

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

highlighted dates: public open activities


November 2023

  • 14 to 17
    Laboratoire avec Ely Daou
  • 15
    Club de danse avec Ola Maciejewska
  • 18
    "en son lieu" by Christian Rizzo
  • 20 to 24
    Pratiques du matin / exerce avec Laura Kirshenbaum
  • 20
    "Second Body" — Par/ICI: Ola Maciejewska
  • 21
    Soirée TOPO — Par/ICI: Ola Maciejewska
  • 22 to 23
    "sakınan göze çöp batar" by Christian Rizzo
  • 24
    Club de danse avec Kerem Gelebek
  • 25 to 26
    Workshop avec Kerem Gelebek

December 2023

January 2024

  • 8 to 12
    Pratiques du matin / exerce avec Luara Raio et Acauã Shereya

    10h à 12h, ICI—CCN

  • 8
    exerce classe ouverte Luara Raio et Acauã Shereya

    14h à 17h, ICI—CCN

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  • 10
    Club de danse avec Mariana Viana

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

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  • 11
    "Faux départ" — Par/ICI: Mariana Viana

    20h, ICI—CCN

  • 16
    Vernissage de l’exposition "Gestes" de Toma Dutter

    18h30, ICI—CCN [entrée libre]

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  • 17
    Fenêtre sur résidence — Vania Vaneau

    Ambre et pourpre, ICI—CCN
    ↳ 19h [entrée libre]

  • 17
    Club de danse avec Vania Vaneau

    19h-21h, ICI—CCN
    [tous publics]

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  • 18
    Soirée TOPO — Par/ICI: Mariana Viana

    Performance dînatoire

    19h, ICI—CCN

  • 19
    Soirée TOPO — Par/ICI: Mariana Viana

    Performance dînatoire
    19h, ICI—CCN

February 2024

  • 8
    Fenêtre sur résidence —Yaïr Barelli

    Unisson, ICI—CCN
    ↳ 19h [entrée libre]

  • 13
    Laboratoire chorégraphique avec Yaïr Barelli

    14h à 17h, ICI—CCN


  • 14 to 16
    Exercice commun

    14, 15 et 16 février à 19h
    Présentation publique des travaux des étudiant·e·s du master exerce
    ICI—CCN et lieux partenaires
    [entrée libre]

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  • 26 February to 1 March
    Pratiques du matin / exerce avec Nadia Beugré (artiste associée)

    10h à 12h, ICI—CCN

  • 27
    "Janet on the roof" — Par/ICI: Pierre Pontvianne

    20h, ICI—CCN

  • 28
    Club de danse avec Pierre Pontvianne

    19h à 21h, ICI—CCN [tous publics]