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Artistic and cultural missions

Audience relations

Dance for everyone...

CDC–Les Hivernales places its focus on audience relations and promoting dance culture. It has initiated various occasions to reach out to audiences throughout the year, as well as during the peak periods when festivals are running.
> Les lundis au soleil
> Talks, debates, meetings with choreogaphers and dancers
> Learning sessions and teaching kits
> Dance Option for the French Baccalaureate
> Dance Time and Dance is Class!
> The CDC at University of Avignon
> The Déclenche ! Programme
> Workshops

Organising training courses

The CDC proposes and initiates training opportunities in various dance-related areas not only for performers, but also for teachers and professionals. The classes offer tools for perfecting knowledge.
> Training Certification: Uniformation
> AFDAS: the National Organisation for Professional Training in the Performing Arts

Providing a place for artists

The CDC regularly hosts artists in residence to accompany their projects.
> commissioning original works and co-productions
> co-produced by the network of CDC contemporary dance centres
> providing rehearsal space
> work in residence
> accompanying local artists
> consulting services for dance companies

Talent scouting

Les HiverÔclites
Events programmed for Les HiverÔclites run parallel to the Les Hivernales festival, welcoming a selection of young choreography writers for several days. Les HiverÔclites is open to the public free of charge. These performances are attended by a committee (or jury) of professionals consisting of programmers, journalists and other culture specialists. Every year, artists interested in this programme sign up with the CDC. They are rewarded by a prize that usually consists of working in residence either at the CDC or with one of its partners (Ballet National de Marseille, Théâtre de L'L/Bruxelles).

Promoting dance performances

The CDC provides a wide range of performances, each season proposing three pace-setting events . It promotes dance as a performing art throughout the region, working in cooperation with Garance - Scène nationale de Cavaillon, the Auditorium de Vaucluse Le Thor, the Pôle culturel Camille Claudel in Sorgues etc...
> The festival: Les Hivernales
Emblem of the CDC, Les Hivernales is a week-long festival held some time between February and March. It offers many workshops and proposes performances in various cultural venues around Avignon and the Vaucluse area.
>The CDC's summer festival: particulièrement danse, in July