is a cooperative European project intended to support freelance
choreographers. Initiated in 1994 by Danse à Lille
repérages in the meantime is endorsed by 23 institutions
from around the world.
Young or established artists as well as new talents are offered
a European platform for presenting their works to an international
audience: This allows for professional feedback from both
organizations and their directors as well as other artists.
Each partner invites a dance company from their respective
country to Lîlle to perform a maximally 30-minute-long
piece together with other companies.
Every network partner is present in Lîlle during this
annually coordinated 5-day presentation. repérages
is coordinated by Danse à Lîlle under the direction
of Catherine Dunoyer de Segonzac.
Each partner is responsible for bringing at least one company
per season so that the chosen company can access an international
network of renowned venues and festivals.
All of the choreographers are invited to a 10-day residency
together. In 1995 one was held in Dieppe (F), in 1996 in Lîlle,
in 1997 in the "Fondation Gulbenkian" in Lisbon,
in 1998 in Montréal/Canada, in 1999 in Geneva (CH),
in 2000 in Kortrik (B), in 2001 in Tunisia and in 2002 in
Porto (P). The residency is meant to bring artists together
and create an environment for rehearsing and working together
without a competitive atmosphere. To ensure a multi-disciplinary
exchange musicians, video artists, dramaturgs and local dancers
are also invited. Throughout the residency artists have access
to a number of dance studios and stages.