Grand Luxe

Grand Luxe Network

Introduced in 2015 and building on eight partner structures each following their missions in dance development, the Grand Luxe network sets up personalised support programmes for new choreography creators and their projects.

In 2021-22, Luxembourgish artist Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro will be supported by Grand Luxe.

Find out more about Grand Luxe network and artists below !

 

Artists supported by Grand Luxe network

In 2020, artists supported by Grand Luxe were :
Simone Mousset & Valérie Reding supported by TROIS C-L
Anna-Marija Adomaityte & Pierre Piton supported by L’Abri | Geneva
Marie Cambois supported by CCN – Ballet de Lorraine
Lara Barsacq & Jonathan Schatz supported by Grand Studio | Brussels
Ezio Schiavulli supported by Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – CNN de Mulhouse
Sarah Cerneaux supported by POLE SUD – CDCN de Strasbourg
Moritz Ostruschnjak supported by Theater Freiburg

In 2019, artists supported by Grand Luxe were :
Anne-Mareike Hess & Rhiannon Morgan supported by TROIS C-L
Pierre Piton & Romane Peytavien supported by L’Abri, Geneva
Julien Carlier & Marielle Morales supported by Grand Studio | Brussels
Vidal Bini supported by Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – CNN de Mulhouse
Marino Vanna supported by POLE SUD – CDCN de Strasbourg
Moritz Ostruschnjak supported by Theater Freiburg

 

Grand Luxe partners

Find out more about each of the network partners:

Grand Studio
CCN – Ballet de Lorraine
Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – CNN de Mulhouse
POLE-SUD – CDCN de Strasbourg
Theater Freiburg
l’Abri, Geneva
Onassis Stegi

Introduced in 2015 and building on eight partner structures each following their missions in dance development, the Grand Luxe network sets up personalised support programmes for new choreography creators and their projects.

The five founding structures – Grand Studio, Brussels; CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy; Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin – CCN Mulhouse; POLE-SUD – CDCN, Strasbourg and TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, decided to bring together their knowledge and their teams to help artistic projects from their respective territories that, at a particular point in their development, require specific assistance adapted to their individual needs. In 2018, the arrival of two new members with first Theater Freiburg and then L’Abri in Geneva provided additional opportunities to artists. In 2021, Onassis Stegi joined the network.

Strengthened by their common objectives, these organisations first got together in 2015 to develop an original approach, based on evaluation and bringing together the individual resources of each structure. The idea of the “Grand Luxe” lies in the will to make the most of non-financial contributions. In fact, it is based on the observation that the majority of existing programmes or projects concerning production and promotion use financial means as their sole point of leverage. The challenge was therefore to expand the content by coming together and suggesting other contributions linked to project creation and the professionalisation of artistic teams.

Each year, the network partners put forward artistic teams with precise needs to which the network members can reply.  A support programme, defined in collaboration with the artists, is developed by the Grand Luxe network which provides concrete assistance by combining the capabilities of different partner structures beyond the traditional financial contributions of coproducing a project.

The support given to the artistic teams takes various forms depending on the skills and abilities of each network member.  It could be a question of administrative support, specific training, access to workspaces or even external feedbacks and advice. But this cannot be an exhaustive list. The potential is endless which is what makes the Grand Luxe network unique and strong. The aim is to support artistic teams in their quest for greater professionalisation.

As part of the Exp.Edition 2017 – Biennale de la danse du Grand Est, TROIS C-L organised events focused on the Grand Luxe network, including a professional platform on Thursday 30th November 2017 as well as the “3 du TROIS” on Sunday 3rd December 2017. These two events were the occasion, for the general public as well as professionals from the cultural and artistic sector, to meet the artists and the Grand Luxe network and to learn more about their respective work.

The next professional platform organised by Grand Luxe network will take place at L‘Abri in Geneva on May 14th and 15th, 2020 as part of Dance Day in Switzerland. Choreographer Simone Mousset will present her new piece The Passion of Andrea 2 and Valérie Reding will participate as well, presenting herself and her work to professionals from the contemporary dance field. >>> Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this platform was cancelled.