Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie.

What’s on

Rehearsals open to the public

The Caen CCN has chosen to wel­come 8 cre­at­ive teams this year for cre­at­ive pro­jects span­ning over the course of 12 to 14 weeks in the frame­work of the “accueil stu­dio” res­id­ency pro­gram sup­por­ted by the Min­istry of Cul­ture. Rehears­als open to the pub­lic free of charge are a major high­light of the res­id­en­cies, since they allow artists to show­case their work in progress.

  • Lara Barsacq

    January 12, 2023

    Show : La Grande Nymphe

    Residence : du 02 au 13 janvier 2023

    Lara Barsacq con­ceived La Grande Nymphe as a per­form­ance which recalls a danced con­cert and sheds a con­tem­por­ary female per­spect­ive on L’Après-midi d’un faune (After­noon of a Faun). La Grande Nymphe is for Lara Barsacq an occa­sion to rein­vent the fig­ure of the nymph …


  • Bryana Fritz & Thibault Lac [REPORT 22]

    February 16, 2023


    Residence : du 06 au 18 février 2023

    KNIGHT-NIGHT by Bry­ana Fritz and Thibault Lac revis­its the fig­ure of Don Quix­ote to work on the oscil­la­tion between real­ity and rep­res­ent­a­tion, abstrac­tion and nar­ra­tion. Dance and poetry unite to cel­eb­rate the fra­gil­ity of an instant.  Liv­ing in a time and …


  • [CANCELLED] Antonia Baehr & Latifa Laâbissi

    Figure Project

    March 23, 2023


    Residence : du 17 au 29 mars 2023

    With the piece Col­ors and Num­bers, Ant­o­nia Baehr and Latifa Laâbissi reflect on the vari­ous strategies for queer struggle against het­ero­norm­at­ive rep­res­ent­a­tions, in a per­form­ance they con­ceived as a series of liv­ing paint­ings com­bin­ing sev­er­al artist­ic idioms.  How can norm­ativ­ity be decon­struc­ted …


  • Calixto Neto

    April 27, 2023

    Show : IL FAUX

    Residence : du 17 au 28 avril

    IL FAUX by Brazili­an cho­reo­graph­er Calixto Neto reflects on the idea of dis­pos­ses­sion and a body under the threat of erasure.  In his essay Between the world and me, Afric­an-Amer­ic­an author Ta-Nehisi Coates devel­ops the idea that the black man in …


  • Arno Schuitemaker


    June 1, 2023

    Show : Remembering the future

    Residence : du 22 mai au 02 juin 2023

    Dutch cho­reo­graph­er Arno Schuitemaker’s piece is about dis­tance and the rela­tion to oth­ers ; it uses video and a stage whose lim­its are blurry.  How can we move for­ward and get closer to oth­ers? That ques­tion per­meates Remem­ber­ing the future, which first …


  • Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

    Improvável Produções

    June 29, 2023

    Show : 2 against 3: Psycho Tropics (working title)

    Residence : du 19 juin au 03 juillet 2023

    A pro­ject cre­ated with dan­cers Joana Levi, Lucas Fon­seca, Mar­tim Gueller and Wash­ing­ton Silva, in which cho­reo­graph­ers Mar­cela Levi and Lucía Russo reflect on the notion of polyrhythm. After their impress­ive Let It Burn, a solo per­formed in Caen in Septem­ber …


  • Flora Détraz

    Compagnie PLI

    July 20, 2023

    Show : HURLULA

    Residence : du 10 au 21 juillet 2023

    Flora Détraz’s piece HURLULA com­poses a bust­ling sound­scape made of vari­ous screams, yells, shouts, and stud­ies their echoes in the move­ments of the bodies. For her new piece, Flora Détraz con­tin­ues her explor­a­tion of the con­nec­tions between voice and move­ment; HURLULA …


  • Nelisiwe Xaba

    September 28, 2023

    Show : Blind Spot/Blind Date

    Residence : du 18 au 29 septembre 2023

    South Afric­an cho­reo­graph­er Nel­isi­we Xaba’s piece is a per­form­ance in the dark, a solo per­formed out of the public’s sight, which calls on all the oth­er senses. Nel­isi­we Xaba’s new piece, Blind Spot/Blind Date, is, as the title explains, a blind per­form­ance. The …


  • Catarina Miranda

    September 7, 2023

    Show : Atsumori

    Residence : du 28 août au 09 septembre

    After spend­ing two weeks with the “Accueil-stu­dio” pro­gram in the CCN, Por­tuguese artist Catar­ina Mir­anda will present Atsumori, a work in pro­gress which is part of her new piece. The piece, made for 5 dan­cers, was inspired by nô theatre and it …