Art Danse CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Created in 1988, the Art Danse association is one of France’s twelve Centers of Choreographic Development (CDC). The CDC is the building block of the French choreographic sector, alongside the National Choreographic Centers (CCNs) and National Dance Centers (CND). The Art Danse Bourgogne association received CDC status from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in August 2010 and shares the mission of any CDC. It interprets that mission based on the local needs of the Bourgogne region, where it is based. Art Danse’s role is pivotal in supporting new works, promotion, and artistic outreach initiatives which take into account the educational needs of its diverse audience members. It offers creative support, helps organize emerging companies and grow more established ones, and ensures that wide audiences are exposed to dance culture. In January 2008, Jérôme Franc succeeded Marie-Jo Gros as director of Art Danse. Since then, the CDC has been developing various types of outreach programs throughout Burgundy and has refocused the festival in late January, in partnership with Dijon’s cultural institutions. These programs have taken several forms, in order to address a wider public (programs for school children, amateur dancers, creative workshops, masterclasses, meetings and conferences). Art Danse CDC Dijon Bourgogne is a member of the Association of Choreographic Development Centers ( the A-CDC).