Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis

2019
2021
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, "Tremor and more", 2017 © Karim Zeriahen
Carte Blanche & François Chaignaud, "Soufflette", Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, 2019 © Helge Hansen
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, "Tremor and more", 2017 © Karim Zeriahen
Carte Blanche & François Chaignaud, "Soufflette", Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, 2019 © Helge Hansen
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
Alice Ripoll, "CRIA", Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, 2019 © Renato Mangolin
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
Alice Ripoll, "CRIA", Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, 2019 © Renato Mangolin
Each year, the month-long Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis is an occasion not to be missed for lovers of contemporary dance. Alongside the festival, actions involving local residents are organised throughout the year to encourage the broadest possible access to contemporary choreographic creations.

A trailblazing festival dedicated to contemporary choreographic creation, Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis began in 1969 and has accompanied a multitude of emerging artists over decades since. Alongside a performance programme combining excellence and experimentation, the festival features a vast range of artistic actions and activities that seek to engage with the inhabitants of the Seine-Saint-Denis region, too many of whom have limited access to culture.

Each of these projects is designed to best meet the needs of local people, with four different formats on offer: choreographic workshops conceived in dialogue with the festival performances to develop bodily expression; critical workshops that look to sharpen audiences’ understanding and enjoyment of watching dance; talks that promote and share choreographic culture; and pre-performance workshops. These initiatives pay particularly close attention to long-term projects that promote cross-generational transmission and dialogue.

True to its guiding belief that “our gestures define us and show who we are”, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has accompanied the Rencontres since 2010 as part of its Artists in the Community programme. With the goal of sharing dance culture and practice with a broad and uninitiated audience through high-quality workshops, the Foundation’s multifaceted engagement alongside the Rencontres looks to promote artistic awakenings and even to provide choreographic training to young people who are otherwise at a remove from the world of dance.

Disciplines
Performing arts
France
Since 2010, the Foundation has supported the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales festival of contemporary dance in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Across numerous projects, the Rencontres have developed a long-term cultural undertaking that is firmly anchored in the region.
Each project is directed by an artist and focuses on the transmission of choreographic savoir-faire.

Informations

Projects supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in 2020/2021
  • Parcours II Paysages et souvenir dansés, partagés, by the Collectif V.I.D.D.A., for school pupils and seniors in Saint-Denis (December 2019 – June 2021)
  • Cour arborée, by La Cie C&C in a primary school in Bobigny (postponed to March-June 2021)
  • Ces espaces qui me dansent, an artistic and cultural education programme led by La Cie La Halte Garderie for high school students, Tournan-en-Brie (January 2020 – June 2021)
  • Au creux de nos mains, a culture and social integration programme for adults and seniors led by Mélanie Perrier in Bagnolet (November 2020 – June 2021)

See also