Entrez dans la danse !
Every year since 1999, the Ballet National de Marseille has been undertaking work to introduce and raise the profile of dance to over 300 students in the city and surrounding area. They visit the studios and go behind the scenes at the BNM, watch rehearsals and shows by the company, take part in workshops with professional dancers and produce a work that will be performed on stage at the end of the year.
This year’s theme is the one of « Marseille-Provence 2018 cultural year » : Quel Amour !
The programme is being run in collaboration with DSDEN 13, with support form the City of Marseille, the 13 departmental council, the Logirem Foundation, the Credit Agricole Alpes Provence Foundation and Haribo Zan SA.
speak la danse
This programme combines raising people’s awareness of the art form of choreography and the learning of a foreign language or of French for migrants who have recently arrived in the country. In 2018, cycles of six sessions are being run by dancers from the company whose first languages are Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
The programme is being run with the support of the City of Marseille, the 13 departmental council, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and BNMCIRCLE.
In association with the University of Aix-Marseille (AMU), practical workshops are being held to enable people to understand the classical gesture and work on their posture and their relationship with others on the campuses of Saint-Charles, Luminy and La Timone.
Workshops reserved for students of the University of Aix-Marseille who have a Culture card.
The BNM is involved in helping people who do not easily have access to culture by offering them seats for shows, open rehearsals, visits to its studios and speak la danse workshops intended for refugees and immigrants, all in collaboration with associations and community centres in Marseille.