VIADANSE-CCNFCB - DIRECTORS HÉLA FATTOUMI/ÉRIC LAMOUREUX

The National Choreographic Center of Franche-Comté in Belfort was created in 1990. Since March 2015, it is lead by the choreographers Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux with their project VIADANSE henceforth associated to the CCNFCB.

Core activities:

  • Production and performances of the works of the directors - Hela Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux are choreographers and performers. Since the early 1990s, they have a place on their own in the contemporary dance landscape. Their approach is in constant renewal thwarting all expected. Nevertheless, the notion of otherness is emerging through all their works and asserts itself as a major focus of their research.

  • Research and production residencies in particular in the context of the "accueil/studio" programme (studio residency). For this purpose, the National Choreographic Center provides high quality facilities including two rehearsal spaces in the form of an equipped performance space and a studio. The contemporary dance companies welcomed in residency can benefit from support in co-production via the "accueil/studio" programme.

  • Decentralised residences in Franche-Comté in liaison with multiple partners such as the Fraternelle in Saint-Claude, the Saline Royale in Arc-et-Senans, Frac Franche-Comté, and the studio of the IDA company in Arbecey.

  • Development of choreographic culture and training. The CCNFCB is a place of resources and expertise proposing and initiating artistic and cultural education activities: pathways towards art and dance via immersive apparatus' connected to creation. This specific actions are intended for all public wishing to experience dance, including youth in connection with the personel of the Department Of Education. The National Choreographic Center of Franche-Comté in Belfort is the cultural reference for the Research Hub for Artistic and Cultural Dance Education (PREAC) of the Academy of Besancon and the University Diploma (DU) Art, Dance and Performance of the University of Franche-Comté in partnership with the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (ISBA) in Besançon.

  • Cross-border and European development. The National Choreographic Center of Franche-Comté in Belfort was the project leader of éviDanse, sustaining the structuring of dance between Switzerland and France that sanctioned the gradual rise of the Franco-Swiss collaboration since 2001. Currently, Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux are exploring the possibilities of setting up a new transdisciplinary project with other partners from Switzerland and the Franche-Comté.