Teacher Training
December 2019 through April 2020

With the intention of helping you to introduce choreographic tools into your pedagogy, this workshop for teachers and all other people in pedagogical roles (school environment, sociocultural activities) is organized by the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans in collaboration with the performing artist Marion Blondeau and the dance researcher Anaïs Loison-Bouvet.


¼ Exercise your perspective as a viewer, formulating and articulating what you see.
¼ In the experiential workshop, explore fundamental concepts of movement, assimilating the imparted skill sets.
¼ Discover, deepen your dance culture: position yourself within the history of dance, identifying the major aesthetic tendencies.

For this 2019/2020 session, the CCNO offers a practical and theoretical workshop in dance. The various thematics addressed were designed in direct connection with the dance performance season scheduled by the Scène Nationale d’Orléans and the CCNO. This is why it is necessary for each participant to commit themselves to diligently following parallel paths: performances and workshops.

The instructors:

Marion Blondeau
Trained in both France and North Africa, Marion Blondeau combines dual roles as the choreographer for her company 3arancia and as a performer, notably with Mithkal Alzghair and Phia Ménard. Since 2016 she has been studying fasciapulsology, a somatic practice, with Florence Augendre.

Anaïs Loison-Bouvet
Anaïs Loison-Bouvet’s research explores how the rhetoric of specialists (journalists, mediators, researchers) structures the experience of spectators towards contemporary dance works. In her doctoral thesis, defended in 2018 at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, she focused in particular on a body of choreographic pieces considered “too extreme” by dance experts when they first appeared on stage.


Paid workshop: 50 €
Performance series: 50-60 € (to be confirmed at a later date).
Number of participants: 25 maximum
Registration deadline: November 3, 2019
Send an email to the CCNO at reservation@ccn-orlean.com outlining the rationale for your approach and the impact of this workshop on the implementation of choreographic projects in your school or organization.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7pm, at the CCNO

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7pm, at the CCNO

Introductory Performance: Jeux chorégraphiques by Rémy Héritier and Laurent Pichaud
A pedagogical, spectacular and reflexive structure in response to a playful imperative: risk hearing oneself talk about dance. The audience is challenged to identify a style, an aesthetic, an author or a choreographer, from extracts danced, written or invented for the occasion.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm, at the CCNO

Workshop: “En musique à l’écoute” – Listening in Music
1 hour of theory + 2 hours of practical experience
In the dictionary, dance is defined as a series of gestures and steps performed to the rhythm of music. But the viewer who frequents theatres today knows that contemporary dance maintains a complex relationship with its sound accompaniment, made up of silences, sounds of the body, dissonances and chords that are more sophisticated…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8:30 pm, at the Théâtre d’Orléans

Performance: Fúria by Lia Rodrigues
Fúria is a cry of hope, dance to take a stand on. The Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues has been fighting discrimination for forty years, working for fifteen years in the favela de Maré, a shantytown in central Rio de Janeiro, where she is now based. Specialist in dance that is raw and organic, revealing the strength of human communities, in this work she embodies the violence of her society.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm, at the CCNO

Workshop: “Dancing the Group”
1 hour of theory + 2 hours of practical experience
A pack, a company, a community, a team, a tribe, a collective, a troupe, a band… Staging a group of performers is about exploring the choreographic potential of their encounters. For the viewer, works that explore and exacerbate these multiple interactions between performers can sometimes be disorienting. How to approach them?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 8:30 pm, at the Théâtre d’Orléans

Performance: They didn’t see anything by Thomas Lebrun
What remains of what has vanished? For his latest work, Thomas Lebrun draws inspiration freely from Hiroshima mon amour by Marguerite Duras and Alain Resnais, focusing on a world where the encounter of cultures and ideas is relentlessly being buried under a bombardment of chaotic images.

Friday, March 27, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm, at the CCNO

Workshop: “Disrupting Gender”
1 hour of theory + 2 hours of practical experience
On stage, the slender ballerina wears a tutu. Her partner enters, a strong young man. She rushes towards him, he lifts her then brings her to the floor, they mime a kiss. In this classical ballet scene, the distribution of roles according to sex is unambiguous. We will examine how contemporary choreographers have blurred conventional images.

Tuesday 31 March or Wednesday 1 April 2020, 8.30 pm, at the Théâtre d’Orléans

Performance: Le Royaume des Ombres/Signe Blanc et Portrait de Frédéric Tavernini by Noé Soulier
Le Royaume des ombres is a series of experiments into classical ballet vocabulary. Through multiple displacements, it involves disrupting internal logic, making it visible spatially and temporally. Signe blanc continues the search for the Royaume des ombres with the vocabulary of classical ballet pantomime. Following Frédéric Tavernini step by step, Noé Soulier sketches narrative revealing the implicit discourse of movement. What does an aging dancer become? What sum of experience is he carrying?

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the CCNO

Workshop: “From Revival to Evoking”
1 hour of theory + 2 hours of practical experience
Each work is unique. It is also permeated by the memory of other works that preceded it and that haunt the memory of the viewer, color the performer’s movement, inspire the choreographer’s creative desires… Numerous on today’s stage are the quotations, tributes, and evocations of lost works. Let’s try to identify them.

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm, at the CCNO

Workshop: “Synthesis and Experimentation”
1 hour of theory + 2 hours of practical experience
Melting-pot and assessment in a performative atmosphere

Photo: © CCNO