Centre national de la danse

2009
2018
Atrium of the CN D
Atrium of the CN D © Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Roof Piece by Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown, "Roof Piece" in Pantin, 2015 © Marc Domage
Camping 2017 at the CN D
Camping 2017, CN D © DR
"Nothing Personal 1963-1989" at the CN D by Lucinda Child
Lucinda Child, "Nothing Personal 1963-1989" exhibition at the CN D, 2016 © Lucinda Child
Since 2009, as part of its continued commitment to promoting the performance arts, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has supported the Centre national de la danse, a creation and resource centre dedicated to live performance. A sponsorship founded on the shared values of creation, skills and knowledge transmission.

The Centre national de la danse was created in 1998, on the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. An arts centre dedicated to dance, it has earned a reputation as a unique institution, fully committed to the development of choreographic culture and creation, and to staging new works. It also oversees the transmission of skills via training courses, artists’ residencies and a resource centre. The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, a member of Club CN D -Entreprises since 2009, supports the work of the CN D, encouraging it to open up further and to reach new audiences.

Since 2015, the Foundation has also provided more targeted support for Camping, the brainchild of CN D director Mathilde Monnier. Each year, a special series of workshops, conferences, performances, lessons and screenings is aimed at professionals and afficionados alike. For a fortnight, the headquarters of the CN D in Pantin and Lyon become a hub for interaction, discovery and creation. Exchange. Share. Transmit.

Lastly, the Foundation supports an annual programme coordinated by the CN D every autumn to showcase the work of a major figure in contemporary dance. Exhibitions, performances and conferences have been held to celebrate the work of artists such as Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs and Alain Buffard. Gestures deeply rooted in the history of dance. Like the famous red silhouettes performing choreographic phrases on the roofs of SoHo: Roof Piece, the audacious and now-mythical work created by Trisha Brown in 1971, which was revived in 2015 on the rooftops of Pantin. Urban poetry.

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Performing arts
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Centre national de la danse
Pantin
France
The Centre national de la danse has earned a reputation as a unique institution, fully committed to the development of choreographic culture and creation.
Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs and Alain Buffard. Gestures deeply rooted in the history of dance.
The headquarters of the CN D in Pantin and Lyon become a hub for interaction, discovery and creation. Exchange. Share. Transmit.

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Special supports from the Foundation to the CN D
  • 2017: Special support for the event "Alain Buffard – spectacles, colloque, exposition", held to mark the transferral of the artist’s archives to the CN D (organisation of a colloquium and two performances)
  • 2016: Special support for the season dedicated to Lucinda Childs
  • 2015: Special support for the season dedicated to Trisha Brown
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