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

les mouvements minuscules (tiny movements)

Le Gymnase and the LOOP network have devised a new commissioning project focused on very young children : Les mouvements minuscules (tiny movements).

This programme invites a choreographer to create a short form intended for very young children, to be performed in-situ (e.g. crèches and nursery schools) or on stage.
Les mouvements minuscules project is entrusted to an artist whose writing is powerful and singular, who is uncompromising when it comes to aesthetics and who already has experience of addressing young audiences.
The aim of this new project is to encourage choreographic artists to create for very young children, an age group where dance offers are particularly limited.
Seasoned choreographers will be invited who can devise demanding and inventive formats that are nevertheless adapted to the performance settings, such as venues and spaces designed for very young children.
Around this new project, a programme of teaching offers is being designed specifically for people who work with small children and their families.

The first composition in Les mouvements minuscules series, a piece called Le petit B created by the choreographer Marion Muzac, premiered in november 2022.