Le Gymnase - National Centre of Choreographic Development - Roubaix | Hauts-de-France

Associate artist

We team up with an artist for a period of three years – Jan Martens from 2016 to 2019 and now Sylvain Huc until 2023 – working on co-productions, distribution, masterclasses and participatory projects with the associate artist in order to boost the artistic presence in our area.

What is an associate artist ?

This programme, allocated by the French Ministry of Culture for three years, provides artists with financial, human and artistic support and allows artistic continuity on a given territory.

© Erik Damiano

Sylvain Huc (artiste associé 2020-2023)

Sylvain Huc joined CDC de Toulouse in 2003. After a career as dancer (Richard Nadal, La Zampa, Coraline Lamaison, Laura Scozzi…), he takes the lead to Divergences company in 2014. His work is characterized by a rigorous physical approach, with an emphasis on bodies rather than dance itself. Sylvain Huc likes to put his body in relation with  delicate or brutal environments. He plats with a web of feelings where the body alternates between wise or wild states.
Sylvain Huc is supported by ACDCN, in particular by Roubaix (Le Gymnase), Toulouse (La Place de la danse), Avignon (Les Hivernales) and Uzès (La Maison).

To Sylvain Huc’s website

les précédents artistes associés

© Stine Sampers

Jan Martens

Jan Martens (° 1984, Belgium) studied at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and graduated in 2006 from the dance department of the Artesis Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Since 2010 he has been making his own choreographic work which, over the years, has been performed with increasing regularity before a national and international audience.

To GRIP’s Website
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Thomas Lebrun

Dancer for Bernard Glandier, Daniel Larrieu, Christine Bastin, Christine Jouve or Pascal Montrouge, Thomas Lebrun founded Illico’s company in 2000 after his solo Cache ta joie !. Located in Nord – Pas de Calais, he became associate artist to the Vivat d’Armentières (2002-2004) before Danse à Lille / CDC (2005-2011). Since 2012, Thomas Lebrun is the director for CCN de Tours.

To CCN de Tours Website