The Centre national de la danse in Pantin near Paris has, under the directorship of Mathilde Monnier, set up a programme called «Camping». It represents an international platform for exchange among emerging as well as established choreographers and dancers, artists from other fields, researchers, teachers and students, and any other «campers» wishing to immerse themselves in the world of choreography. By fostering dialogue between different generations of choreographers, as well as between choreographers and practitioners of other arts disciplines, Camping becomes a potent laboratory for experiments. It offers courses, workshops, conferences, debates, film screenings, public performances and exhibitions.
Pro Helvetia publishes a call for applications on its website for candidates from Switzerland. The Arts Council then selects three participants. Eligible for selection are choreographers who are professionally active in their field on an ongoing basis in Switzerland and who have a track record of professional experience, including a project of their own.
Artists supported so far
Eduard Hue, Nils Amadeus Lange, Adina Secretan, Valentine Palay, Nina Wilimann, Anna Anderegg, Claire Dessimoz, Ivan Blagajevic, Francesca Sproccati.
(Photo: Plateforme chorégraphique internationale Camping © V. Garcin)