A different edition

The 6th edition of our Danse Élargie competition was to be held on June 13 and 14. Some candidates having to travel from as far as India or Israel, and moreover no group being able to rehearse to prepare, it became clear to Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Boris Charmatz et Annick de Chaunac that it was impossible to stick to the scheduled dates and difficult to postpone within a reasonable deadline. Then it meant a lot to them that the selection would be known, in a different way.

Discover the 19 finalists

If we will miss the excitement and emotion, the intensity of the moments of surprise and celebration that have made the reputation of this competition, we will make this edition exist differently. You will be able to discover the 19 finalists through a film which will be broadcast on Saturday June 13 from 11:30 am. We hope this will make you want to follow them until they actually arrive on stage.

This is possible because, with our partners, we have decided to help these artists to develop their project by offering a creation grant to each of them and encouraging the dissemination of the works produced. We will keep you informed of the places that will present them in the coming months, and some of the projects will be shown at Théâtre des Abbesses in September 2021.

Let this edition open, and against all odds, may the Danse Élargie 2020 Generation thrive!

Danse Elargie                    Théâtre de la Ville                    Fondation d'entreprise Hermès

Danse Élargie is an international competition devised by Boris Charmatz, Directeur of le Musée de la Danse (2009-2018) and the choreographic company Terrain, and Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Directeur of le Théâtre de la Ville, in continued partnership with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès since its first edition in 2010.
This competition is wide open to artistes from all disciplines (dance, theater, visual arts, music, philosophy, poetry...).
This Sixth edition has been made possible thanks to the support of the French Ministry of Culture-DGCA, the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers, and the FAIRE Collectif-National Choreographic Center of Rennes and Brittany.