CCN de Grenoble
While constantly seeking new ways of combining its creative work with its function as an institution, the Grenoble NCC serves a dual purpose of “placing dance in a dialogue, a dual movement, between its local and regional roots and the major national and international stages”. The NCC has always been keen to go out to other continents (especially Asia, where it has some special relationships) and to audiences within its own region: small communities in the Isère and bordering departments, performance areas set up for the occasion (village squares), new facilities (libraries, town hall reception rooms, etc).
If observers have considered since the early 90s that the Grenoble Choreographic Centre has been “a driving force for artistic creation in the region”, this means that its work, far beyond the strict framework of the stage, has contributed towards the spread of culture within the region: “dance consists of being attentive to the other person’s territory”.
The NCC’s functions have taken on a broader scope over time: training, monitoring dancers on their way towards a professional career, hosting companies, cultural initiatives, regular training sessions for dancers, amateur workshops, working on images, producing short video films, etc.
The Grenoble National Choreographic Centre is constantly looking at its own development and has also sought to ask questions about the dance repertoire, inviting the local authorities to work with it on the need to keep the choreographic heritage alive as an immaterial asset that it is vital to pass on to new generations.