Since January 2015, the CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, L’étoile du nord-scène conventionnée danse, micadanses/ADDP and the studio Le Regard du Cygne/AMD XXe have teamed up to form Paris Réseau Danse. These four institutions are continuing to pursue a dynamic instigated by the CDC Paris Réseau from 2009 to 2014. Together, they support artists and defend common choices and spaces of reflection, in collaboration with other partners.
Through an action network, the four institutions are focusing their attention on a new system of joint residencies, which develop support for companies through a six-pronged approach:
- Production: a financial contribution through coproduction, combined with a period of residence.
- Promotional support (new works and repertoire): within the network and in tandem with their partners.
- Artistic and cultural education: emphasizing events for family audiences.
- The development of choreographic culture: introducing the public to the art of choreography.
- Professional training.
- Organizing events and carte blanches.
Every year, Paris Réseau Danse supports two companies for a new-work residency for a duration of one year. Every other year, one company is awarded a long-term residency allowing them to benefit from all the support system has to offer.
In 2015, Paris Réseau Danse awarded new-work residencies to Ashley Chen and Philip Connaughton of the company Kashyl, and Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard of the company Le Principe d’incertitude. The Sylvain Prunenec company was granted a long-term residency for two seasons, until June 2017.
Each year, a call for projects is launched to determine which artists will be granted a one-year new-work residency.
The CDC Atelier de Paris is in charge of the coordination of the network.