La Fabrique de la Danse offers a 6-day intensive program allowing choreographers to enrich their choreographic aesthetic while acquiring strong skills in projects production and management. In 6 full days, trainees develop a global approach to overcoming challenges surrounding the creative process and business development. By the end of the intensive, choreographers leave with a solid understanding of practical business skills needed to propel their daily professional life and spark creativity. The program guarantees trainees a chance to build one’s skills ranging from: pitching, production, and financial aspects. Pairing these business sessions with daily choreography workshops supervised by Christine Bastin, a renowned French choreographer, will give each participant the opportunity to grow as a leader in the field.
Why Paris? The City of Lights is the destination to immerse yourself in the arts and feel inspired!
Additionally, this program enables participants to dive into French choreographic culture and includes :
- A meet-and-greet dinner
- A couple of masterclasses given by professionals to grasp the French choreographic landscape
- A theme dinner with French choreographers to create a unique intercultural exchange moment
- An individual meeting with Christine Bastin regarding what you experienced during the week
- An inspirational talk given by a French professional in the industry
- Some free time to explore Paris with top recommendations
- A night-out in Paris (performance included)
- A celebratory closing dinner
Each day you will be encouraged to develop your writing skills and your choreography in the studio. On the last day, you will have the opportunity to showcase your work in an intimate performance for the rest of the choreographers and the program team.
Develop strong oratory (public speaking) skills to strengthen your project’s presentation and make a lasting impact on the audience.
Learn how to adapt your artist portfolio to the French format allowing you to present your work in proper fashion.
Turn your idea into reality by learning how to handle all logistical aspects all the way up to the show, starting with planning, space rental, communication with theatre, etc.
This module will help you discover, understand and build the necessary tools to reach the right audience and sell your artistic project.
Gain basic understanding of financial aspects to create your budget easily.
Get to discover and master our creative online video tool dedicated to simplify the choreographic creation learning process.
‘La Fabrique de la Danse cares about the complete dancer and has developed a program that embodies the artistry and the business side while staying true to the choreographic vision.’
“It was a wonderful cultural experience for me and everything helps me to have a wider vision of art and dance!”
‘Such an intense and amazing week full of knowledge and love!’
‘I feel that your workshop was the best way to set me up for the year I have had’
La Fabrique de la Danse is a Parisian start-up created in 2015, contributing to the development of a sustainable future for choreographic professionals. La Fabrique de la Danse designs educational programs to support dance professionals in the evolution of their profession, develops innovative digital dance tools, and prepares the opening of a 2,500 square meter building in Paris. Members of La Fabrique de la Danse are individuals coming from varied and atypical professional backgrounds who are all experts and devoted to this artistic field.
Among its educational programs, La Fabrique de la Danse has created the first French “Incubateur de chorégraphes” (French for “Choreographer’s Incubator”) created to facilitate the access to skills, tools and networks essential to the development of a dance company. The program has gathered nearly 50 choreographers over the years. For the third consecutive year La Fabrique de la Danse decided to dedicate a one-week intensive program inspired by its “Incubateur de chorégraphes” for international choreographers.