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Exit & Nibiru
by Compagnie Art Move Concept

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lenox, MA
July 18-22, 2018


Jacob’s Pillow Festival will present French hip hop break dance company Art Move Concept with two of their recent creations Exit and Nibiru from July 18 to 22, 2018.

With the ability to transcend traditional moves by mixing contemporary dance with circus arts and mime, Art Move Concept led by French hip hop artists Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek is a genre-blurring tour de force of movement and motion. They will make their Pillow debut with physically thrilling, emotionally-driven work that showcases intricate technical refinement. Talks and educational activities will be organized with dance communities and audiences to show how hip hop and street dance have been embraced by European artists.


U.S. tour of Nacera Belaza’s trilogy La Nuit, La TraversEe, Sur le fil
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR
New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, LA
Danspace Project, New York, NY
September 11-October 7, 2018



Algerian-French choreographer Nacera Belaza will have her first major tour in the United States with stops in Portland, New York, and for the first time ever in New Orleans, LA, with a trilogy of works that includes La Nuit (a solo), La Traversée (a trio) and Sur Le Fil (a quartet).  The trilogy demonstrates the extreme rigor with which Belaza approaches choreography and time.  Her work is relentless yet transcendent for both performers and audiences.  Repetitive spinning forms the core of the work and leads viewers on an immersive journey.
Belaza’s performances will be part of major festivals and events: Time Based Art Festival in Portland, Crossing the lines Festival at Danspace Project, New York,  and the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans, giving a great visibility for this artist.


10,000 Gestures
by Boris Charmatz

NYU Skirball Center, New York, NY
September 28-29, 2018


NYU Skirball Center as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival will present 10,000 Gestures, by choreographer Boris Charmatz in September 2018. A 24-strong ensemble of dancers will execute in succession 10,000 gestures, none repeated, every one unique, over an hour-long performance accompanied by Mozart's Requiem. Exploring the idea that dance is ephemeral, 10,000 Gestures reinvents the choreographic language in thrilling fashion.

Boris Charmatz is a French choreographer widely celebrated for his experimental approach of contemporary dance, whether it is solely composed of everyday actions or performed by children. He was recently acclaimed at Sadler’s Wells and Tate Modern and was last seen in New York at MoMA in 2013 where he presented Levée des Conflits Extended.


by Nadia Lauro and Zeena Parkins,
performed by Volmir Cordeiro, Stephen Thompson, and Latifa Laabissi

Gibney Dance, New York, NY
January 6-12, 2019


For the 10th edition of American Realness Festival in January 2019, Gibney will present Stychomythia, a collaborative creation between visual artist and set designer Nadia Lauro, and pioneer of contemporary harp Zeena Parkins. Stychomythia will bring together Nadia Lauro’s research on anamorphic carpets and visual illusions, and Zeena Parkins’ work on lace scoring to question perception and the distortion of reality. After a short residency, the two collaborators will invite acclaimed dancers Volmir Cordeiro, Stephen Thompson and Latifa Laabissi to perform on their creation.


Residency and performance by Paul Maheke and Melika Ngome Kolongo (Nkisi)
Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
March 18-31, 2019


Abrons Arts Center will present the U.S. premiere of French visual artist and performer Paul Maheke and electronic music composer Nkisi’s performance. As part of Abrons’ multidisciplinary residency program, AIRspace, the two artists will work during a two-week residency on Dr. Fu-Kiau Bunseki’s writing African Cosmologies of the Bantu-Kongo, to explore Bantu-Kongo’s philosophical principles within identity politics. This interdisciplinary work will include a movement-based performance, an immersive multimedia installation of custom designed textile, video, and sculptural objects, serving as the set design for five duets performed by the artists. The performance will then tour to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and run through March 31.

Maheke’s current research imagines the body as an archive using its waters as pathways to information and knowledge. With a strong dance dimension, this investigation occupy a metaphorical space wherein which the body resonates and echoes with the broader socio-political and historical context.


The Barbarian Nights or the First Dawns of the World
by Compagnie HervE Koubi

Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC
May 24-27, 2019


After a three-year U.S. tour for its show What the Day Owes to the Night, Compagnie Hervé Koubi will come for the first time to Spoleto Festival USA in May 2019, to present its recent creation, The Barbarian Nights or the First Dawns of the World. With this new work, Hervé Koubi and his twelve Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers mostly coming from street dance and hip-hop will invite the American audience to explore the mixture of cultures and religions of the Mediterranean basin.


Affordable Solution for Better Living
by ThEo Mercier and Steven Michel

Invisible Dog Art Center, New York, NY
October 25-November 3, 2018


The Invisible Dog Art Center will present the U.S. premiere of Affordable Solution for Better Living, created by visual artist and stage director Théo Mercier and choreographer Steven Michel in fall 2018. Based on some home-assembled furniture of Ikea, this performance will combine objects and a dancer to deconstruct an economy based only on well-doing. This performance will take the body itself as a kit, and the assembly instructions as dance notation.


Residence of Yaa Samar! Dance Theater – Samar Haddad King
Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris
June 2018


Théâtre de Chaillot has invited the company Yaa Samar! Dance Theater for one-month-long residence in Paris for the development of a new work The Keeper. Two French artists will join the creative process and open rehearsals are scheduled at the end of the residence.

Led by New York based choreographer Samar Haddad King, in collaboration with playwright/theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi, and seven dancers, The Keeper explores the deep and complex connection to land as habitat and homeland and engages audiences around the central question of what it means to belong to a place.


by choreographer Maria Hassabi

Festival ActOral in partnership with DANSEM Festival, Marseille
September 28 and 29, 2018


The international performing arts festival ActOral, Marseille, has invited for the first time in Marseille the New York based choreographer and artist Maria Hassabi with Staged?
With Staged?, Maria Hassabi broadens her conversation on the expectations of viewership, addressing the ways in which dance and the spectacle of performance are presented within the theater space. Using slowness and stillness as technique, the choreography oscillates between dance and sculpture.

Two performances will take place at La Friche Belle en Mai in September 2018 in partnership with L’Officina- Dansem Festival dedicated to artists of the Mediterranean area. Masterclasses will be organized with the artists addressing young emerging local artists.




ArtPower at UC San Diego, San Diego, CA

“What The Day Owes to the Night”
by Hervé Koubi

ArtPower at UC San Diego will present “What The Day Owes to the Night” by Hervé Koubi and his dancers in January 2018, a debut in San Diego for the company while it has been touring the United States in 2016 with public and critical acclaim. The stop in San Diego is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York and others cities in the United States.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl1CD-Wo3Z4



Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, MA

“The Roots”
by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap

Celebrity Series of Boston will present “The Roots” by Kader Attou/Compagnie Accrorap in January 2018. “The Roots” is a 90 minute elegiac hip hop work for eleven dancers While the company has already been presented in New York, the performance at the Boch Center Shubert Theater, Boston will be a unique opportunity for Boston audiences to encounter the leading French hip hop company Accrorap.

Kader Attou is also the director of the Choreographic National Center in La Rochelle. For the past 20 years, he has developed a specific dance language from different aesthetics – hip hop, Indian Kathak, contemporary dance – building bridges and creating dialogues beyond and through difference. The stop in Boston is part of a larger tour in development that will include New York, Cleveland and others cities in the United States.




Choregus Production, Tulsa, OK

by Compagnie Kafig – Mourad Merkouzi

Choregus Production will present “Pixel” by Compagnie Kafig – Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the digital artists Adrien M/Claire B, as part of the third annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival (July 27 –August, 2018), an opportunity for regional audiences to see artists from France never seen in Tulsa, OK.
“Pixel” is created for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environment combining poetry and physical achievements through dance.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Hu57QTqqE



Portland Institute for the Arts, Portland, OR
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY

Tour of “Corbeaux”
by Bouchra Ouizguen, Compagnie O

Four contemporary arts centers partnered to bring the performance “Corbeaux” by the French-Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen in fall 2017: Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York.

Occuring in public spaces, “Corbeaux” is an intimate, up-close performance of rare intensity interpreted by a group of twenty women. The cast will be composed with dancers from the Compagnie O and local performers. Through “Corbeaux”, Bouchra Ouizguen continues her exploration of society, arts and folk traditions from her home country.




Several Dancers Core aka Core Dance, Decatur, GA

“Human Landscape”
by Germana Civera

Core Dance, based in Atlanta, has commissioned he choreographer Germana Civera to develop a new work entitled “human landscape” with an original score of Didier Aschour, director of the GMEA (Centre de creation musicale) in Albi, France. “Human Landscape” will premiere at B Complex Artists, as part of the annual festival France-Altanta. It will then travel to Houston, Texas. Germana Civera, based in Montpellier, France, is an artist-choreographer of multiple background, working on the question of body, dance and its representation for over twenty years.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbpHod9Y_Ac


Festival d’automne, Paris

“Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Timelining, and P.O.L.E”
by Gerard & Kelly

Festival d’automne in partnership with Le 104, Centre G. Pompidou, Centre national de la Danse, and FIAC (Foire Internationale d’art contemporain) will present in fall 2017, a series of three projects by the American duo Gerard & Kelly (Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly): Reusable Parts/Endless Love, Timelining, and P.O.L.E. The trilogy uses choreography, video and installation to question sexuality and race, historical and personal memory.

P.O.L.E. : https://vimeo.com/181834267
Reusable Parts/Endless Love : https://vimeo.com/33910050
Timelining : https://vimeo.com/193480628


La Place Centre Culturel Hip Hop, Paris

“The Paris Get Down”
by It’s Showtime! Ensemble

A partnership between the new organization La Place, located in Paris and Dancing in the Streets (DIS), Bronx, NY, led by Simon Dove, will bring young performers of the collective It’s ShowTime NY to meet their counterparts as well as French break dancers such as Anne Nguyen and Ryad Fghani will be organized. The partnership is the direct result of Simon Dove, Director, DIS, research trip to Paris in 2016 supported by the FUSED program.
The ensemble It’s Showtime NYC nurture emerging urban dance artists and advocates the value of hip hop culture in New York, nationally and internationally. It is composed of various artists of different urban dance styles: hip hop, breakdance, flex dance, litefeet…



Officina, Marseille

“We wait in the Darkness”
by Rosy Simas

Officina – Atelier marseillais de production will present this fall the native American contemporary choreographer Rosy Simas based in Minneapolis (Seneca Tribe) with her work “We wait in the Darkness”, a work developed in collaboration with the French composer François Richomme.
Rosy Simas’ dances are composed of intentional and sensorial movements, excavated from history, ancestry and culture, specifically based upon native American history. She has toured the United States but has rarely been seen abroad. It will be a French debut for the artist.

video: https://vimeo.com/170706774



Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille

“It’s not a thing”
by Keyon Gaskin

Latitudes contemporaines, Lille, will bring the American performer Keyon Gaskin to its festival in June 2017 with “It’s not a Thing” Gaskin’s work is specifically made for each location and questions contemporary performance and its fragility. A residency time will allow the artist to adapt his concept to the festival and the performances will take place in three different spaces, a Gallery, public space outdoors, and in a theater. The invitation of Keyon Gaskin is the result of the curatorial research trip of Maria-Carmela Mini, Director, Latitudes Contemporaines, in January 2017, supported by the FUSED program.

video : https://vimeo.com/153780585


Photo: Autarcie (...) © Philippe Gramard


Anne Nguyen

FIAF-Crossing the Line Festival, New York

For Graphic Cyphers
Autarcie (…)

September 23 – October 1, 2016

French hip hop and break dancer Anne Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line Festival in fall 2016, a collaboration between French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Dancing in the Streets, Gibney Dance Center, Bronx Museum and Times Square Arts Alliance.  Crossing the line Festival will present For Graphic Cyphers a collaborative work with Anne Nguyen and local participants in association with Dancing the Streets (September 23-25, 2016). In addition, 4 performances of Anne Nguyen’s work Autarcie (…) for four dancers will be presented at Gibney Dance Center (Sept 29 to October 1st, 2016).

Anne Nguyen founded the Compagnie par Terre in 2005. She has spent the past decade bringing hip-hop—and some of the genre’s most accomplished dancers—to French stages and beyond. Her highly stylized work celebrates the technical excellence and idiosyncratic moves of each dancer as she works to create a new theatrical language from hip-hop forms. Her choreography throws abstracted urban dance into collision with geometry, architecture, and human experience. Currently in residence at Chaillot, Théâtre National de la Danse in Paris, Nguyen is one of France’s most up-and-coming choreographers.



Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles

Autarcie (…)
October 5 – 6, 2016

After the New York stop, Anne Nguyen will travel to Los Angeles to present her quartet work “Autarcie” at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles. In addition, a collaborative work will be developed with a hip hop local company. Workshops will also be organized with students.



Photo: Marching Band Project © Eric Garault


FrEdEric Nauczyciel, Marquis Revlon

MC 93, Maison de la Culture de Bobigny

Marching Band Project
September 2016 - May 2017

Marching Band Project is a multidisciplinary work between France and the U.S. led by Frédéric Nauczyciel, visual artist based in Paris and Marquis Revlon, choreographer-legendary voguer based in Baltimore. It includes films and performances. It stages marching bands from both sides of the Atlantic, with Mike Barksdale as the Drum conductor in Baltimore and Sylvain Cartigny, his counterpart in Paris, to create a video and performative installation. The project will take place in Baltimore and Parisian urban outskirts, and while questioning the sense of community in two different cultures, it echoes with the uprisings that occurred in the two cities 10 years apart.

Produced by the MC93, Bobigny, Marching Band Project is developed in association with Cultural Affairs dept. of the American Embassy in Paris, and in the U.S., with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and The New Edition Marching Band  located in Baltimore.




Jimmy Robert

Performa 17, New York

Uncovering Architecture (working title)

Performa commissioned Bucharest-based French artist Jimmy Robert to conceive a new performance in New York as part of the next Performa biennial. Robert’s work investigates the modernist idea of body as a measurement instrument and champions it as a means of resistance against normative narratives.
Born in Guadeloupe in 1975, Robert was raised and educated in metropolitan France in the 1980s and 1990s—an era in which questions of citizenship and multiculturalism were hotly debated. Rather than creating conspicuously political artworks, Robert takes his cues from cultural figures of the recent past (e.g. avant-garde writer Marguerite Duras, filmmaker Chantal Akerman, choreographer and artist Yvonne Rainer) who were not only pioneers in their respective art forms but also deft at subtly registering the traumas and effects of social conditions. His work has been presented at international venues such as Jeu de Paume (Paris), MCA (Chicago), Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).




Joe Goode – Joe Goode Performance Group

Festival du Haut Limousin, France

Nobody Lives Here Now
August 13–14 , 2016

Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) has been invited by Festival du Haut Limousin in Villefavard, Haute-Vienne to create a new piece with the Quatuor Varèse.  Nobody Lives Here Now will be developed this summer and performances will take place during the festival in August 2016. In addition, the JGPG will present two works of its company.

Joe Goode is a choreographer, writer, and director widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song, and visual imagery. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and the United States Artists Glover Fellowship in 2008. The Joe Goode Performance Group, formed in 1986, tours regularly throughout the U.S., and has toured internationally to Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.




Stefanie Batten Bland

La Mama Theater, New York

Bienvenue / Welcome
May, 2017

Bienvenue / Welcome, by choreographer and installation artist Stefanie Batten Bland, is an evening-length interdisciplinary piece for Company SBB to premiere in La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival in May, 2017. The piece examines a willingness to welcome and share space with individuals immigrating to one’s own country. At the intersection of dance and installation, Bienvenue/Welcome is a fully-orchestrated, live installation set in a refugee camp, where arrival and admittance are controlled by material impediments, by space and red tape. For the work, two French performers, Emilie Camacho and RK Duverger will join the ensemble.

Stefanie Batten Bland (SBB) is a choreographic artist and artistic director of Company Stefanie Batten Bland (Company SBB). In 2008, while head choreographer of the Paris Opera Comique in France under the direction of Jérôme Savary, SBB founded Company SBB to investigate the human condition. Through the dance arts, she creates performances rooted in community to highlight the delicate threads that connect us to one another.

French performer Emilie Camacho joined in 1999 the CCN (National Choreographic Center) for Jean-Claude Gallotta and spent five years working for Compagnie Linga in Switzerland. She most recently worked for Jean Paul Goude, Blanca LI, Stromae Papatoutai, Stéphane Braunschweig Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Marion Levy and Philippe Jamet at Palais de Chaillot. Camacho currently develops her own work within the collective Rabbit Research.

French performer Raphael Kaney Duverger is a native of Paris. He began dancing and acting at the age of 17. His professional performance career includes working with Pal Frenak in Budapest,and Spanish choreographer Blanca Li. In 1999 Raphaël founded his own theater/dance company called Tournesol. He is currently choreographer for the French revivals of FAME and HAIR.




FOCUS Dance at the Lyon Dance Biennial
Lyon, France 

Sharon Fantl
Assistant Director, Redfern Center for the Arts at Keene State College, Keene, NH

Angela Mattox
Artistic Director, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

Jodee Nimerichter
Director, American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

Craig T. Peterson
Director of Programs, Gibney Dance, New York, NY

Brian Rogers
Artistic Director, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Long Island City, NY

Pamela Tatge
Director, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA

Kenneth Tracy
Executive Director, Choregus Productions, Tulsa, OK

Adrienne Willis
Executive Director, American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD

Pamela Young
Executive Director, DANCECleveland, Cleveland, OH




Festival Kalypso
Paris, France 

Simon Dove
Executive and Artistic Director, Dancing in the Street, Bronx, NY



Triennial Danse l’Afrique Danse
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Rachel Cook
Associate Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

Laura Faure
Director, Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, ME

Stanford Makishi
Vice President, Programming, New York City Center, New York, NY

Janera Solomon
Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA



NEXT Arts Festival
Lille, France 

Drew Klein
Performance Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH



Festival d'Automne à Paris
Paris, France 

Nick Stuccio
President & Producing Director, FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA



American Realness
COIL festival
Live Artery
Under The Radar
New York, NY

Maria Carmela Mini
Artistic Director, Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille, France




Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Emmanuelle Huynh

Cribles / Wild (Governors)
June 26-28, 2015


Thibault Lac

Melancholy: A White Mellow Drama
Choreographed by Ligia Lewis
June 2015


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Christian Rizzo

D’après une histoire vraie
September 2015


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Radhouane El Meddeb

Au temps où les Arabes dansaient…
September 2015


Christian Rizzo

D’après une histoire vraie
September 2015


Danspace Project
Volmir Cordeiro

November 2015


Compagnie Hervé Koubi’s
Tour In five cities

What the Day Owes to the Night

January 2016

White Bird
January 2016

Society for the Performing Arts
March 2016

TITAS Presents
March 2016

World Music/CRASHarts
March 2016


Centre National de la Danse (CND)
Valda Setterfied, Gus Solomon
with Eszter Salamon

Monument 0.1: Valda and Gus
October-December, 2015


MAC Creteil
Jonah Bokaer

Why Patterns/RECESS
November 2015


Entre Cour et Jardins
Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey

The Set Up: Saya Lei
October 31-November 1, 2015


Théâtre de Genevilliers
Faye Driscoll

Thank You for Coming: Attendance
November-December, 2015


Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson (CDC)
Liz Santoro

For Claude Shannon
Fall, 2015-February, 2016


Centre National de la Danse (CND)
Trajal Harrell

The Return of La Argentina, Yoko Ashikawa is Missing, The Series: Twenty Looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church, and Camping 2016


Centre National de la Danse (CND)
Miguel Gutierrez

Age & Beauty: Part 1 & 2, and Camping 2015


Centre national de danse contemporaine (CNDC)
Liz Gerring

May 2016

Latitudes Contemporaines

Liz Santoro
Relative Collider

Michelle Ellsworth

Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y chromosome

June 2016


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
A New Presentation of Cedric Andrieux by choreographer Jerome Bel at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Jérôme Bel


FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française)
Xavier Le Roy


La Jolla Music Society
Malandain Ballet Biarritz


New York Live Arts
Partitur/We Are Still Watching
Ivana Müller


Tigertail Miami
Nadia Beugré


La Briqueterie, CDC du Val de Marne
Blue Marble
Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias


Théâtre Garonne
The Ghost of Montpellier meets the Samurai (D Bagouet/T Hijikata)
Trajal Harrell


Entre Cour et Jardins
Liz Santoro


Ateliers de Paris - Carolyn Carlson / June Events festival
Platform Diary of an Image
DD Dorvillier


Les Nouvelles Subsistances - Festival Aire de Jeu
Kyle Abraham (in collaboration with Composer Kalevi Aho)


Festival de Marseille
Abraham in Motion / Pavement
Kyle Abraham


Festival Latitudes Contemporaines
Nora Chipaumire


Théâtre de Vanves, Festival ArtDanThe
You' re Me
Faye Driscoll


Chez Bushwick
Presentation of “Self Portrait Camouflage” by Latifa Laâbissi

Danspace Project
Presentation of “Spiel” by Extrapole (Emmanuelle Huynh & Akira Kasai)

French Institute Alliance Française
Project “La Bibliotheque” by Fanny de Chaille

Henry Street Settlement - Abrons Arts Center
Presentation of “Boomerang” or “A return to the self” by Claudia Triozzi / Association DAM CESPI

New York Live Arts, Inc.
Project “Ominous Funk & Dystopia” by Maud Le Pladec

On the Boards
Presentation of “Baron Samedi” by Association PI:ES / Alain Buffard

Project “Ideography” by Noé Soulier

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Presentation of “Le Trait” by Cie Nacera Belaza

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Presentation of “Marine” by Myriam Gourfink / Loldanse

Tigertail Productions
Presentation of “FLA-FRA” by Myriam Gourfink / Loldanse

Vermont Performance Lab
Project “Du printemps” by Thierry Thieû Niang


Centre national de danse contemporaine
Residency of the American choreographer, Vicky Shick

Entre cour et jardins
Project “Catalogue of steps” by DD Dorvillier

Théâtre de Nîmes
Residency of Will Rawls and David Thomson as part of the project “We lost the night” by Alain Buffard

Théâtre de Vanves
Project “Relative Collider” by Liz Santoro



Abrons Art Center - Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Presentation of "Auto" by David Wampach as part of the Queer Festival

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC
Presentation of La Maison / Nasser Martin-Gousset with the production "Le Visiteur"

Chez Bushwick, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Residence of François Chaignaud & Cecila Bengolea for the development of “UNTITLED” (Working Title) in collaboration with American performers Preview premier at the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon

Miami Light Project, Miami, FL
Presentation of “NYA” (Trusting in Life) Cie La Baraka/Abou Lagraa in collaboration with the Ballet National Algérien

On the Boards, Seattle, WA
Residence and production of “Neo Fiction” by Christian Rizzo

The Kitchen
Presentation of “UNTITLED” by Francois Chaignaud & Cecila Bengolea in collaboration with American performers


Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC), Angers
Residence of Trajal Harrell for the development of "Legendary with a Twist” and “Antigone Sr.”

C.C.N. de Franche-Comté, Belfort
Residence of Kimberly Bartosik for the development of "You are my Heat and Glare"

Centre de développement chorégraphique (CDC) - Les Hivernales, Avignon
Residence of Jonah Bokaer For “The Ulysse Syndrome”



Alliance Française
Tomeo Verges, Compagnie MANDRAKE

Chez Bushwick
Myriam Gourfink

Dance Theater Workshop
Rachid Ouramdane

French Institute Alliance Francaise
Xavier Leroy

Miami Light Project
Radhouane El Meddeb

Ohio State University - Wexner Center for the Arts
Rachid Ouramdane

Boris Charmatz/Musee de la Danse

PICA - Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Rachid Ouramdane


C.C.N. de Franche-Comté, Belfort
Morgan Thorson

Les Nouvelles Subsistances, Lyon
"Miriam" at Les Nouvelles Subsistances
Nora Chipaumire

Association PI:ES, Paris
"Baron Samedi" by Alain Buffard, Théâtre de Nimes, Menagerie de Verre (Paris), Opera de Lille
David Thompson, Will Rawls

Théatre de Vanves
"We Do Our Best" at Theatre de Vanves, Festival ArtDanThe
Liz Santoro

Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC), Angers
"Danza Dorvilliers" at Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine
DD Dorvilliers


Dance Theater Workshop, NY
Alain Buffard
Les Inconsolés

Danspace Project, NY
Francois Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea

Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., NY
Jérôme Bel
Cédric Andrieux

On the Boards, WA
Christian Rizzo
Janvier 1545, Fontainebleau

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe, PA
Jérome Bel
Cédric Andrieux

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), OR
Jérome Bel
Time-Based Art Festival 2010

Chez Bushwick, NY
David Wampach


Latitudes contemporaines
Bal with Vincent Segal and others + Last Meadow + Retrospective
Michelle Boulé, Miguel Gutierrez, Tarek Halaby
Residency French-American Coll
Presentation of a American Prod.

Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier, Montpellier
Stem Stage
Bryan Campbell

Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC), Angers
Cardona / Lacey New York (untitled)
Wally Cardona Jennifer Lacey

CCN Franche Comte / Belfort
Festival ArtDanthe / Vanves
I like penises: A little something
Kimberly Bartosik

Centre de développement chorégraphique Les Hivernales, Avignon
Identités et Racines 2 - Les Amériques
Residency: Jonah Bokaer & Productions (part of the series Les Amériques)

Compagnie Vlovajob Pru, Poitiers
C. Bengolea / F. Chaignaud
supported by Le Quartz, Brest
Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning
Trajal Harrell Residency and Development of a Production



REDCAT/ California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Anne Collod/ Anna Halprin
Parades and Changes

Danspace Project, New York, NY
Compagnie Nacera Belaza
Le Cri

Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
Pierre Rigal

Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY
Anne Collod / Anna Halprin
Parades and Changes

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Anne Collod / Anna Halprin
Parades and Changes

The Kitchen, New York, NY
Christian Rizzo
b.c. Janvier 1545 Fontainbleau

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Martin Chaput Martial Chazallon
Society of the Spectacle

Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Xavier Le Roy
Anthropomorphic and Selected Works

French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York, NY (supported by SCAC/FACE)
Latifa Laabissi, Olivier Dubois, Odile Duboc, Germaine Acogny
Le Bal NYC


Association Made in France: Movement Arts and Design in Europe with public performances
June 16 & 21: Music Festival, Tonnerre
June 22 at Le Studio Regard du Cygne
David Dorfman and Lisa Race and young US performers
Residency and Performances

Centre d'animation de Beaulieu Poitiers, France
"Entrez dans la danse" Lisa Nelson

Levy Dance (San Francisco) and Centre Chorégraphique National (Caen)
- Fattoumi / Lamoureux
Creation by Benjamin Levy with US and French team (performers and designers)
Residency, Performances and Tour

French Institute Alliance Francaise New York, NY
"Le Bal NYC"-Latifa Laabissi Olivier Dubois, Odile Duboc Germaine Acogny
Workshops and Performances



Danspace Project, NY/Sui Generis (Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh)
Danspace Project will present three performances of Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh’s Ici/Per.for from February 19-21, 2009, a duet between the French choreographer and performer E. Vo-Dinh and the American composer and musician, Zeena Parkins.

Philadelphia: Fringe Festival/Jerome Bel
One of the top artists working in France today, Jérôme Bel adapts “The Show Must Go On” with twenty American performers during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (September)

University of Washington- World Series / La Calebasse - Merlin Nyakam
UW World Series will present Compagnie La Calebasse April 5-7, 2009 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. “Récréation Primitive”, originally created in 2001, explores encounters with ethnicity, tradition and modernity through powerful movement and music.

PICA/Jerome Bel
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland presents Jerome Bel’s collaborative work with Thai classical dancer, Pinchet Klunchen. “Pinchet Klunchen and Myself”, part of the TBA (Time Based Art) Festival on September the 7th, 8th and 9th.

Chez Bushwick/Christian Rizzo
The New York première of French choregrapher Christian Rizzo for inaugural performance at CPR – Center for Performance Research -- in Brooklyn involves presentations of a new piece “Sujet A Vif” – and the installation “100% Polyester”, from September 26-September 27, part of “Crossing the line” festival.

Performance Space 122/Rachid Ouramdane and Pascal Rambert
The performances of “Diptych 1: With My Own Hands and A Boy Standing”, collaborative work between the two French artists, Ouramdane and Rambert, take place during the annual “Crossing the line” Festival, at Performance Space 122 in October 2008.


Biennale de la Danse de Lyon/Ronald K Brown
The Biennale de la Danse de Lyon will present “One Shot” by Ronald K. Brown/Company Evidence; The performances is based on the work by African-American photographer Charles. Presented this year at the Joyce Theater, NY, “One Shot” received great reviews.

Association …& Alters/Anna Halprin - Anne Collod
Re-enactment of “Parades and Changes” (1965), a landmark piece by Anna Halprin – one of the most influential artist in contemporary dance – will be presented at the Biennale de la Danse, in Lyon, and at Festival d’Automne in Paris in fall 2008. The re-enactment includes choreographers such as Alain Buffard, Boaz Barkan, Nuno Bizarro, Anne Collod, Vera Mantero, DD Dorvillier

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers/Pavol Liska-Kelly Cooper
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers host residency and performance of Nature Theater of Okloama, “Life and Times, Part I” during March 2009. Last of a series of work made by this company, this performance is a 16 hour epic which engages and reinvents traditional narrative archetypes.

Ballet Atlantique - Régine Chopinot (BARC)/Dennis O’Connor
Invited by the Ballet Atlantique, the American dancer and choreographer Dennis O’Connor is participating in the creation of the new Régine Chopinot’s work, Cornucopiae, presented at Festival d’Automne (fall 2008)

Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort/Jeremy Wade
CCN Belfort presents the American choreographer, Jeremy Wade “Offer Myself to Thee” in fall 2008. Dealing with issues of excitability, rituals and performative elements in church service, Jeremy Wade’s solo is focusing on the profane community and on the relationships between the performer and the audience.

Les Subsistances/Big Dance Company – Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar
Hosted by Les Subsistances, in Lyon, Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar will develop their new work, “Comme toujours here I Stand” from June to July 2008.




FIAF and Baryshnikov Arts Center / Pierre Rigal
New York
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY, present Pierre Rigal “Erection”

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) / Mourad Merzouki
New York
FIAF presents Mourad Merzouki / Compagnie Käfig with “Terrain Vague”

Walker Art Center / Jérôme Bel
Minneapolis, MN
Presentation of “Pichet Klunchun and Myself” by Jérôme Bel with Thai dancer, Pichet Klunchun.

Wexner Art Center / Jérôme Bel
Columbus, Ohio
Presentation of “Pichet Klunchun and Myself” by Jérôme Bel with Thai dancer, Pichet Klunchun

Dance Theater Workshop / Jérôme Bel
New York, NY
Presentation of “Pichet Klunchun and Myself” by Jérôme Bel with Thai dancer, Pichet Klunchun.

Danspace Project and Dance Theater Workshop / Deborah Hay
New York
Danspace Project presents the French version “O,O” by Deborah Hay with choreographers and performers: Emmanuelle Huyhn, Laurent Pichaud, Nuno Bizarro, Sylvain Prunenec, Jennifer Lacey, Corinne Garcia, Catherine Legrand and Dance Theater Workshop, presents “Soli”, four solo adaptations of Deborah Hay’s “Room”,

Dance Theater Workshop / Rachid Ouramdane
New York
Presentation of the solo piece « Distant » by Ouramdane

Institute of Contemporary Art / Rachid Ouramdane
Presentation of the solo piece « Distant » by Ouramdane

International Festival of Arts & Ideas/Rachid Ouramdane (Postponed)
New Heaven, CT
Presentation of the solo piece « Distant » by Ouramdane

The Joyce Theater / Heddy Maalem
Presentation of Compagnie Heddy Maalem “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring) at the Joyce Theater


Les Subsistances/Jeremy Wade
Lyon, France
Les Subsistances hosts residency and performances of “Feed” by Jeremy Wade in Lyon.

Compagnie Didier Theron / Keith Thompson
Montpellier, France
Development of the collaborative work «Democratic Combine» between French choreographer Didier Theron and American performer Keith Thompson in partnership with the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier

Centre Chorégraphique National, Franche Comté / Heather Kravas
Belfort, France
CCN Belfort presents Heather Kravas “No more village, leaving town, exiting limits” with Antonija Livingstone and Hahn Rowe.

Choregraphic Centers of Franche Comté and Montpellier in partnership with Centre National de Dance Contemporaine / Trajal Harrel
Belfort, Montpellier, Angers, France
CCN Franche Comté in Belfort, Centre National de la Danse in Angers, and CCN Montpellier host residencies of American choreographer Trajal Harrel. Performances of Harrel’s piece «Showpony” will be shown in Angers.




Boris Charmatz
In October 2006, Danspace Project (New York) presented the long-anticipated duet, “A Bras Le Corps” with Boris Charmatz and Dimitri Chamblas. The three sold-out performances received great press.

Myriam Gourfink
Dance Theater Workshop (New York) presented “Molecular Black” by Gourfink as part of its 2006 spring dance/dialogue in October 2006.

Martine Pisani
In January 2007, Pisani and her group will be in New York for a three-week residency at the Joyce Soho and the presentation of “Bande à Part” at Danspace Project (New York).

Xavier LeRoy
Diverseworks (Houston) will present “Self Unfinished” in May 2007. The performance will travel to MIT/Ideas in Motion in Boston, MA.

Jean Baptiste André
At Diverse Works (Houston) and Danspace Project (New York) in fall 2007 to present his latest piece, “Comme en plein jour”.


Keith Hennessy
Following the success of Hennessy’s first presentation in 2005, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers presented in March 2006 two pieces by the artist, “American Tweaker” (Vitesse américain), commissioned by Les Laboratoires, followed by “SDF USA”, a production of Les Subsistances in 2005.

Re-invited Les Subsistances (Lyon) and by the Centre Chorégraphique National de Belfort, Keith Hennessy had the first phase of his residencies during summer 2006 for the creation of “Sol Niger”, a poetic experiment. “Sol Niger” is being presented in January 2007 at Les Subsistances.

Ralph Lemon – Okwui Okpokwasili
Okpokwasili’s project, "Pent-Up! A Revenge Dance," based on Medea will be developed through residencies at the Centre National de la Danse.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Residencies at Centre National de la Dance (Pantin), combined with trips in Bamako (Mali) in 2007.

Heather Kravas – Laurent Vinauger
Centre Chorégraphique National de Belfort, traveled to New York in February 2006 to attend the premiere of “A Choreographic Conversation” at Dance Theater Workshop, which led to an invitation for the young choreographer to go to Belfort during summer 2007.

Deborah Hay
Following its success in 2005, a French version of “O,O” with dancers/choreographers such as Emmanuelle Huynh and Laurent Pichaud was presented at Les Subsistances (Lyon) in June and at Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre George Pompidou as part of the Festival d’Automne in Paris in October 2006. In addition, two educational residencies with students of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers were conducted in Spring 2006.

Ann Liv Young
Following a two-month residency in France, the choreographer from North Carolina and her group presented a feminist version of “Snow White” at Théâtre de la Bastille in November. The project was coordinated by the Centre National Chorégraphique in Belfort, the Centre National Chorégraphique in Montpellier, the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, and Théâtre de la Bastille. The company will present “Snow White” at The Kitchen (New York) in March 2007.




Martine Pisani
Her company performed her piece, “Sans” (Without), in March 2006 at the Joyce SoHo, a co-production by the Joyce Theater and Danspace Project (New York) to great public and critical acclaim.

Alain Buffard
His American version of “Mauvais Genre” took place in March/April 2006 at Danspace Project (New York) and included several New York-based dancers and choreographers such as Cedric Andrieux, DD Dorvillier, and John Jasperse. In addition, and in partnership with the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Buffard presented his solo “Good Boy”.

Rachid Ouramdane
In May 2006, Dance Theater Workshop (New York) and the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio) presented his piece, “Discreet Death” (Les Morts Pudiques). His work had a strong impact on the professionals, audience, and critics.

Christian Rizzo
A multidisciplinary artist, Rizzo performed “I might as well want the blue of the sky and ride away on a donkey” (Autant vouloir le bleu du ciel et m’en aller sur un âne) at On the Boards (Seattle).


Keith Hennessy
March/April 2005 residency and June 2005 performance at Les Subsistances, Lyon led to the commissioning of a new piece based on "Mots de tête" by the American author, Robert Olen Butler; July/August and December 2006 residencies at Les Subsistances and Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN) de Franche Comte (Belfort); Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers invited him for a second time to present "How to Die" in March 2006

Heather Kravas
Autumn 2005 residency at the Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN) de Franche Comte (Belfort) and collaborative work presented at Dance Theater Workshop in February 2006; possible second residency in Belfort during 2007.

Ann Liv Young
November 2005 visit to Centre National Chorégraphique (CCN) in Montpellier and residency in 2006 with CCN in Belfort.

Deborah Hay
Autumn 2005 workshops in CNDC in Angers with a final production in May 2006 at Grand Théâtre d'Angers; Hay also appeared in France for the first time in two of the most renowned festivals, Montpellier Danse in June 2005 and Festival d’Automne/Centre George Pompidou in Paris in November 2005; from February-June 2006, a collaboration between CNDC in Angers, Les Subsistances in Lyon, and Centre National de la Danse and Les Spectacles Vivants, both in Paris.

Megan Murphy
Autumn 2005 residency at Parc de la Villette following the presentation of her recent piece "The Rich Grandeur of Boxing" at the festival 100 dessus dessous; Parc de la Villette is interested in producing one of her new pieces during the 2007/08 season.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph
June and December 2005 residencies at Centre National de la Danse, Pantin.



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