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 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.

© Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France

Silvia Gribaudi (2024-2026)

Silvia Gribaudi is an Italian choreographer who also specialises in performing arts in general.
Since 2004 she has focused her research on the social impact of bodies, having set at the centre of her choreographic language the comic element and the relationship between audience and performers.

Some references :

  • A Corpo Libero (2009) – Giovane Danza D’Autore Award
  • R.OSA (2017) – finalist at the Premio UBU, finalist at the Premio Rete Critica award 
  • Graces (2019) – winner of the Premio CollaborAction#4 2018-2019, finalist at the Premio Rete Critica 2019, winner of the Premio DANZA&DANZA 2019
  • Grand Jeté (2023)
To Silvia Gribaudi’s website

previous associate artists

© Stine Sampers

Sylvain Huc

Sylvain Huc joined CDC de Toulouse in 2003. After a career as dancer, 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.

To Sylvain Huc’s Website
© 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
© C. Vootz

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