CN D - Centre national de la danse

CN D Centre National de la Danse

Created in 1998 at the instigation of the Ministère de la Culture, it is a unique place that brings together all of the resources connected with dance. The CN D is unique and original in that it brings together in one establishment a broad range of activities for professionals, from dance training to artistic support and career advice and assistance, while also appealing to the general public. At the CN D, spectators, artists, researchers, ama- teurs and professionals can take an advantage of a myriad of opportunities and discover how the creation, dissemination, training and transmission of a heritage can form the heart of an ambitious and open project thanks to the diverse professions involved. The CN D is based in the Île-de-France, in Pantin, while the CN D in Lyon ensures its various missions are carried out in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. 

Caravane, a mobile CN D

Caravane, a collaborative project, was created by the Centre national de la danse team. Caravane is a mobile CN D that works with lo- cal organisations and audiences in France and abroad. Caravane enables the CN D to travel to the French regions and abroad, enabling it to make its various resources – patrimonial, pedagogical, artistic and professional – available to local audiences and organisations. After Porto, Guanajuato, Mexico, Madrid or Taipei, Caravane will tour in the US. Conceived with the cultural services of the general French consulate in Chicago, it will invest several cultural sites in the city. This Caravane is part of Between Gestures, it will start in Chicago and then will continue in Milwaukee.

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