Red brick project
One of the missions of France's National Choreographic Centres is to support independent choreographers through a free studio space scheme. The National Choreographic Centre Roubaix (CCN) has named its guest company support programme the Red Brick Project because it involves inviting artists to build a structure with us from the ephemeral material that is dance. We are not talking about a construction in the engineering sense of the term, but about a community of artists keen to exchange, seek and confront. Each residency and each work created will represent one of the red bricks of our shared construction site.
Each piece included in the Red Brick Project is the subject of a creative residency in Roubaix, benefits from coproduction support and is presented to the public as part of the Dance Made in Roubaix season or Les Mouvementés.
Three artists welcomed by the Red Brick Project
Carolyn Carlson has selected three choreographers to be part of the Red Brick Project until 2013: Caterina Sagna, Tero Saarinen and Brahim Bouchelaghem. The tones of their respective works complement each other to create a rich spectrum of contemporary dance possibilities. Between now and 2013, at least two new pieces by each of these choreographers will be supported by the CCN and presented to the public. Other events revealing their artistic worlds will be organised to enhance their presence in Roubaix.
Call for projects
As well as supporting these three artists, three other projects will be chosen each year, at least one of which will be by an emerging company - because supporting young creative talent is vital for the renewal of the generations. Choreographers and companies wishing to join the Red Brick Project are invited to fill in the online form available by clicking on "Participate" above.
Red brick projects 2012
Chinatsu Kosakatani Something else
German Jauregui Confession
Brahim Bouchelaghem Hiya
Compagnie Artopie La Barbe bleue
Sagi Gross One charming night
Caterina Sagna Bal en Chine
Red brick projects 2013
Christian et François Ben Aïm La Forêt ébouriffée
Afshin Ghaffarian Une si bruyante solitude
Brahim Bouchelaghem Création 2013
Shantala Shivalingappa Kuchipudi solo
Emanuel Gat Création 2013
Pierre Bolo/Chute libre Drafters