Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse [France]
CDC – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique is part of a national network label (A-CDC Association des Centres de Développement Chorégraphique) which counts 9 dancehouses in France. The first CDC was created in 1995 in Toulouse. The notion of ‘development’, which is the driving force of the project, is applied to creation (artistic residencies, production), to professional training (‘Extensions’ two year training programme) and to the choreography culture of audiences.
Every year, The CDC Toulouse co-produces and offers residencies to a dozen artistic teams. It plays also the part of an executive producer for 2 or 3 companies, which benefit from the links with the A-CDC network and with the European networks. During the performance seasons and the festival ‘C’est de la danse contemporaine’, the programme blends new forms of creation with touchstone works of 20th century dance, thereby consolidating the public’s choreography culture.
The CDC Toulouse presents about 35 shows a year that take place in various venues of the city of different size of stage (from 100 to 850 seats). The CDC Toulouse also offers pedagogical packs for primary and secondary school pupils which tells the story of a century of dance.
In 2015, the CDC Toulouse is planning to celebrate its 20th year in existence by inaugurating the Cité de la danse (performance hall and studios) in the heart of the Toulouse historic site of La Grave.
The CDC Toulouse infrastructure consists of 1 studio of 250 m2 and 100 seats ; 1 rehearsing studio of 150 m2 ; 7 independent rooms with facilities (bathroom & work desk) including 2 double rooms, and 1 fully equipped kitchen.