D.A.N.C.E (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe) 

2005-2007 D.A.N.C.E (Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe) / GR-FR 

Artistic Direction : William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand, Angelin Preljocaj

Associated Artists : Michele Anne De Mey, Thierry De Mey, Pierre Droulers, Lutz Gregor

The aim of D.A.N.C.E. is to create a dialogue between diverse artistic disciplines around dance to create a pan-European training for young artists.

D.A.N.C.E. is a European interdisciplinary professional insertion programme for young dancers under the Artistic Direction of Frédéric Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj. Affiliated to this foursome are Pierre Droulers, Michèle Anne De Mey and Thierry De Mey, the new artistic direction of Charleroi/Danses and the independent media artists Lutz Gregor and Christian Ziegler.

The apprentice programme offered by D.A.N.C.E. is based upon an intense training in both classical and contemporary dance techniques combined with an interdisciplinary approach to the art form involving other diverse disciplines. D.A.N.C.E. has been conceived in collaboration with 30 Institutions from 17 member states of the European Union and was founded in 2004.

The programme is designed for young dancers, who have recently completed a traditional dance training Programme. These internationally renowned choreographers are assisted by their chosen team of experts in the related and diverse artistic fields and subjects covered in the programme. The objective is to confront them with the complexities of the contemporary interdisciplinary universe, to familiarise them with the daily life of a dance company, to offer them new contacts and to broaden their horizons in the professional world.

The Programme has two bases, the South Base is in Aix/Marseille (Ballet Preljocaj and the Ballet National de Marseille) and the North Base is in Dresden (Palucca Schule Dresden - Hochschule für Tanz).


2007 ‘One Flat Thing , Reproduced’ / William Forsythe,Staatsschauspiel Dresden ,Sadler’s Wells-Londra

2007 ‘ [memori] a living archive’/ creation by Wayne McGregor for D.A.N.C.E Project , Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden-Almanya, Biennale 2007 Charleroi/Danses- Belcika, Sadler’s Wells- Londra

2006  “Human Writes” William Forsthye, Kendall Thomas - Hellerau Dresden – Bockenheimer  Depot- Frankfurt Germany, guest with The Forsythe Company 

2007 ‘A Success Story ’ / creation by Frédéric Flaman for D.A.N.C.E Project Créteil Maison Des Arts-Paris, Sadler’s Wells-Londra

2007 ‘Petites Forms-Thierry De Mey’ for D.A.N.C.E Project Biennale 2007 Charleroi/Danses Belcika

2006 “ Fire Sketch” Creation creation by Angelin Preljlocaj & Laurent Garnier for D.A.N.C.E Project Pavillion Noir,  Aix-en-Provence - Fransa

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