Mathilde Monnier took on the role of director at the CN D in 2014, and the centre launched "Camping" the following year. Over two weeks in June each year, the festival aims to offer an original programme of talks, experimental workshops, panels, classes, performances and screenings throughout the CN D’s spaces in Pantin and Lyon. Over the course of previous years’ editions, "Camping" has become a key event for the international dance scene, and today welcomes hundreds of dancers – students from dance schools the world over, renowned professionals and passionate amateurs – as well as a broad public.
In keeping with its commitment to sharing savoir-faire and forging links between different artistic forms, the Foundation has accompanied "Camping" since its creation. In January 2017, this support was recognised when the partnership was awarded the “Un projet, un mécène” prize for cultural patronage by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
In 2018, the fourth edition of "Camping" features 700 artists, including 300 students from twenty-seven dance schools across the world. Artists from a broad range of backgrounds are invited to share their knowledge and pass on their methods to others, including a number of special guest choreographers from Asia: Michikazu Matsune, River Lin, and Jeong Seyoung. The CN D will host the French premieres of several performances (by Nora Chipaumire, Benoît Lachambre, Wagner Schwartz) as well as historical works by Xavier Le Roy (Self Unfinished) and Alain Buffard (Good Boy). As in previous years, this programme of workshops, classes, screenings, shows and events will be open to all, and sets the stage for a thousand discoveries and perhaps just as many encounters.