The cooperation with ICK in the Netherlands is building lasting artistic bridges between the two countries. The organisations collaborate on co-productions (Extremalism, 7Even, ApparitionIDisparition) and support up-and-coming artists, notably in residences or through the Open Studio programme. This extended network and raised profile is something that the BNM’s associate artist, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing (2016-2018) is also benefitting from. BNMFEST, the new festival held in December each year at the CCN BNM, is a key date in the calendar of this connected artistic journey.

Following Extremalism (2015) and then 7even (2017), Apparition is the fruit of a new collaboration between the two companies, which will be rounded off by Disparition – the second part of this diptych inspired by the Kindertotenlieder.

The two choreographic centres conduct research and run education activities. They are also working together on the new European project Map to the stars.

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BNM/ Pôle National Supérieur de Danse

Learning together
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. 


Facilitating professional placement
Discovery and practice lie at the heart of the relationship that unites the CCN BNM and the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Cannes-Mougins | Marseille. This sharing of expertise both educationally and artistically has led to the creation of the BNMNEXT programme dedicated to talented young dancers who have trained in the PACA region. It is viewed as the BNM’s junior company.

In parallel with rehearsals and tours with the company, these budding dancers offer a programme of their own repertoire, consisting of creations by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten – Prossimo, Crisi and Corpi Ingrati – on tour in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

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