ICI—CCN is the only Choreographic Centre in the newly established region Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée – there are 19 Choreographic Centres in France. They are the cross-roads between a wide-reaching artistic movement and a cultural policy for spatial planning, between the French government and local authorities.

Et voilá, ceux-là site internet.

ICI–CCN is involved in the following Life Long Burning activities:
© Michael Würmer
Verena Herterich selected for PRÉAC 2024

This year's PRÉAC seminar will take place from 27–31 May at La Genette Verte, near Montpellier in the South of France. The seminar, organized and hosted by ICI–CCN Montpellier, is on Narratives and led by the guest artist Sylvain Prunenec.

27.05.2024 - 31.05.2024 @ ICI–CCN
Work in progress presentation of Matter by Anat Bosak and Nina Traub

ICI–CCN is presenting a work in progress showing of the LLB Co-production Matter by Anat Bosak and Nina Traub. The premiere will take place in August during the Israel Festival 2024. 

06.05.2024 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier, France
Anat Bozak & Nina Traub

Anat Bozak and Nina Traub start their co-production residency a ICI–CCN.

29.04.2024 - 17.05.2024
OPEN CALL | Artistic Residency in Stockholm and Montpellier

MDT Moderna Dansteatern in Stockholm and ICI-CCN in Montpellier launch a joint open a call for two research residencies for artists based in Montpellier or Stockholm! This call is open to artists from the field of choreography and dance. Deadline for applications is 12 May 2024.

15.04.2024 - 12.05.2024
Mille Shake – Talk with Pauline L. Boulba and team on the creative process

As an extension of her exploration into lesbian subjectivities in dance and the performing arts, Pauline L. Boulba seeks to make queer practice visible through artistic creation. In this way, she explores the extent to which imagination, somatic practice and fiction act to repair damaged bodies. A two-headed combo of narrative and choreography foster reflection on patriarchal violence. Re-territorialising bodies, to fictionalise life, pumping reality back onto the stage.

Free admission by reservation only.

28.03.2024 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier
© Jelena Mijić
Nemanja Bošković participates at exerce in Montpellier

Serbian dancer Nemanja Bošković joins workshops by Mathilde Monnier & Stéphane Bouquet, Nadia Lauro and Jassem Hindi in the frame of exerce by ICI–CCN.

27.03.2024 - 12.04.2024 @ ICI–CCN
exerce open workshop with Pauline L. Boulba

The workshop is taking place on Thursday, 21 March from 3–6pm at ICI—CCN

Free admission by reservation only.

21.03.2024 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier
Screening of the film J.J by Pauline L. Boulba

Thursday, 21 March, 7–8pm

J.J is named after Jill Johnston (1929-2010), dance critic, performer, and uber-determined and angry lesbian feminist. The work is a journey through the real and fictional lives of this very American figure. Through the invention of archives and the use of quotes, voices and drag-kings, the two performers reflect upon lesbian practice in art.

→ Screened in partnership with Rainbow screen festival

Free admission by reservation only.

21.03.2024 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier
© Almud Krejza
Network Meeting at Festival Programme Commun

This weekend Festival Programme Commun is kicking off in Lausanne! Apart from a vivid performance programme Arsenic invited to a Life Long Burning meeting, which includes a three days watch-and-talk programme for our Creative Crossroads artists, led by Ysaline Rochat.

14.03.2024 - 17.03.2024 @ Lausanne
Pauline L. Boulba on residency at ICI–CCN

Pauline L. Boulba is on a residency at ICI–CCN in Montpellier this March!

11.03.2024 - 29.03.2024
© Sophie Laly
Open Call: Participant for PRÉAC wanted

danceWEB is looking for a dance/performance artist/dance writer/dance teacher interested in participating in PRÉAC at La Genette Verte in France!

The seminar PRÉAC (Pôle de Ressources pour l'Éducation Artistique et Culturelle), organized and hosted by ICI-CCN Montpellier, is on Narratives: can we make fiction without making stories? The place of narrative in choreography: the relationship between abstraction and narration, and fictional modalities in choreographic composition, in particular.

09.01.2024 - 09.02.2024 @ ICI-CCN Montpellier
Tour Through Tanztage in Berlin

Pauline Lavogez (ICI–CCN Montpellier) and Denisa Rad (4Culture) as well as the Berlin based artists Yvonne Sembene, Hanna Schillinger and Adèle Aïssi-Guyonare are invited to Tour through Tanztage! This peer to peer workshop is a guided & shared do-it-yourself exercise in watching and talking about the work seen in Tanztage, one's own artistic interests, professional practice and experienced difficulties in creating dance works. Tour Through Tanztage is moderated by Inge Koks.

06.01.2024 - 19.01.2024 @ Tanztage Berlin
© Andreea Căpitănescu
Intimate Choreographies – Rencontre Internationale

Intimate Choreographies - Rencontre Internationale is a performative exploration. The concept, developed under the artistic direction of choreographer and curator Andreea Căpitănescu, revolves around the idea that surveillance spaces can surprisingly foster a deep emotional intimacy that transcends the unequal authoritarian structure of technology.

Performed by Judith State, Flavia Giurgiu and Elena Vlădăreanu at Magdalena Festival in Montpellier.

30.09.2023 @ Magdalena Festival
Performance: Swivel Open by Julia B. Laperrière

In continuation with her research on the topic of Dangerous Women, Julia B. Laperrière wondered, how to propose a body (or bodies), a dance (or dances) that could be dangerous to hegemonic structures of power? In Swivel Open, this question puts her body at work through the materiality of a two meter high metallic structure, fully intertwined in a physical duo. In an attempt to (swivel) open, bend or deconstruct this structure, she works between technical maneuvers, brutal force, risk taking, mathematical precision, gentleness and refined sensuality to fuel a dance that allows complexity, where multiple relational modes can appear and exist simultaneously.

29.09.2023 @ Magdalena Festival
Symposium – Critical Bodies: borders|ACCESS|care

Together with the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, ICI–CCN invites to the Symposium Critical Bodies: borders|ACCESS|care. The four day long event is curated by Isabelle Ginot and Thomas F. DeFrantz. 

10.07.2023 - 14.07.2023 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier
Bettina Blanc Penther

ICI–CCN nominated Bettina Blanc Penther to join the danceWEB scholarship 2023 in Vienna.

05.07.2023 - 09.08.2023 @ ImPulsTanz – Vienna international Dance Festival
Norga Varga & Kevin Fay at PREAC

Norga Varga and Kevin Fay are participating at the PREAC workshop 2023 in Montpellier.

27.03.2023 - 29.03.2023 @ ICI–CCN Montpellier
Artistic Exchange Residencies, Co-Productions, Creative Crossroads  
Capacity Grid, On The Outset, Outsetters Abroad  
Performance Situation Rooms, Choreographic Conventions