After the success of Extremalism (2015), the dancers and teams from the two companies will be coming together again to revive Passione (2015) and create 7Even. The collaboration with ICKamsterdam has also contributed to the BNM’s repertoire with Rocco (2011) and Boléro (2015), while Corps du Ballet National de Marseille (2015) has travelled to the Netherlands.
After bringing the Double Skin/ Double Mind workshop to the BNM, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten are continuing their exchanges with ICKamsterdam, specifically with the presentation at BNMFEST#2 of the installation Nightwalking II, a novel sensorial experience that enters the world of visually impaired and deaf people.
The BNM and ICK also share a desire to support guest and associate artists. Eric Minh Cuong Castaing will be presenting his creations in Amsterdam and will be actively involved in CodLab at ICKamsterdam on the theorisation of the choreographic gesture. Arno Schuitemaker, supported and co-produced by both ICK and the BNM as part of Open Studio, presented I will wait for you during BNMFEST#2, where Carlos Valdes, BNMCLUB ambassador, also did a DJ set.
Students have the opportunity to regularly take part in classes run by the company, attend rehearsals and talk to professional artists. As part of the training for professional performers and students, the two institutions are setting up shared programmes around injury prevention and health.
This spirit of exchange is also conveyed on an intellectual level in “parlons danse(s)” and the writing workshops intended for all and organised by the BNM with the historian and writer Geneviève Vincent, who also teaches choreographic culture at the ENSDM.
Facilitating professional placements
Five dancers on the path to becoming professionals will join the Cannes-Marseille centre and the BNMNEXT junior ballet. Alongside rehearsals and tours with the company, these rising stars of dance will present a programme from their own repertoire, which currently comprises the creations of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, Prossimo (2015) and Crisi (2016), on tour in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region
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