Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis

May 2019
Jun 2020
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.

Throughout the year, the Rencontres encourage moments of discovery and sharing through a range of artistic outreach projects across the region. Specifically conceived in dialogue with partner organisations, each project is directed by an artist and focuses on the transmission of choreographic savoir-faire. Workshops, conferences, and introductory sessions both theoretical and practical are held at locations ranging from primary schools to universities and from community and social centres to retirement homes. These sites yield fruitful encounters between participants and artists that give rise to original collective works.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has supported and accompanied the Rencontres since 2010, in a reflection of its credo, “our gestures define us”. In 2018, the Foundation supported five projects that addressed people from migrant backgrounds. At the Maison du Temps Libre in Stains, Thomas Chopin organised weekly workshops that brought together teenagers and their parents on a theme of authority and rebellion. At several community centres in Aubervilliers, the Kivuko company explored the question of time through choreographic workshops. In Saint-Denis, Paula Pi’s workshop at a centre for recent migrants questioned relationships with the other and with difference, whilst the choreographer and lighting designer Gaëtan Brun-Picard evoked notions of memory and kinship with primary school students who had recently arrived in France. In Montreuil, Elodie Escarmelle and video artist Kostia Testut worked with non-French-speaking adults and people with limited literacy to develop a project exploring the status of women in contemporary society.

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.

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Practical information

The next edition of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis will take place in 2021.

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