La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne
La Briqueterie - CDCN is one of the 13 organisations that are part of the network of Centres de Développement Chorégraphique established since 1995 (State certification from 2017 on Decree n. 2017-432).
The certification ‘Centre de développement chorégraphique national’ (National Choreographic Development Centre) is given to an artistic structure whose main mission is to support, promote, and present choreographic creation as well as to conduct outreach activities, by developing artistic and cultural action programmes.
This network is based on pre-existing projects. La Briqueterie – CDCN was born out of the festival ‘Biennale de Danse du Val-de-Marne’, that celebrated its 20th edition and 40th anniversary in 2019.
Since 2006, La Briqueterie – CDCN has developed a broader programme becoming a reference at local, national and international levels
As to 2013, la Briqueterie has resided in a building provided by the local authority in Vitry-sur-Seine, a city with approximately 100,000 inhabitants, situated 4 km south of Paris.
In a renovated industrial building, La Briqueterie offers 4 studios (including a studio-theatre with seating capacity of 172), meeting spaces and outdoor spaces.
Supported by the Conseil Départemental du Val-de-Marne (local authority), the Ministry of Culture – DRAC Ile-de-France (state authority), Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine (city) and the Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France (regional authority), La Briqueterie – CDCN had an annual operating budget of 1,571K€ in 2018 (year without Biennale festival) and 2,232K€ in 2019 (year with Biennale festival). The structure receives additional funding from the European Union (Creative Europe and Erasmus + projects).
Its team includes 12 full time employees.