The “campers” or participants in Camping are 50 students drawn from 5 art schools in France, as well as 30 professional dancers attending this platform of workshops and discussions as individuals. Every day, the morning is set aside for the invited schools to teach classes that are open to all the participants.
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon (ENSBAL)
Founded in 1805, and in its new home of Subsistances since 2007, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon is a state school for higher artistic education, approved by the Ministry of Culture. Conceived as a research and experimental laboratory, intentionally open to contemporary artistic realities, its vocation is to train artists, designers and creators. Attentive to current creative forms and issues, it aims more generally to bring out singular talents and produce the right conditions for a high-level professionalism in the field of art, design and creation. Welcoming three hundred students, ENSBA Lyon provides major options which structure the field of artistic teaching in France, with several courses in art and design. The students and artists of ENSBA, who are participating in Camping, come from the Art option. Its training programmes are spread out over two cycles: an initial cycle leading to a DNA (diplôme national d’arts); and a second cycle leading to a DNSEP (diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastique) – a master’s. The school also offers two post-diploma and a third cycle for young researchers and artist-researchers, structured around two research units: ACTH, devoted to the articulation between contemporary art and historical time, and a digital unit, devoted to the contemporary aesthetic challenges raised by digital cultures.
Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon (CNSMDL)
The CNSMDL approach is based on teaching excellence, innovative pedagogy and transversal creation. Under a new directorship since 2019, with an outstanding faculty, this open training program is full of vitality, enriched by its links to top visual and performing arts schools, a 6-university network (CHELS, Lyon 2) and the professional milieu. The CNSMDL is committed to developing the autonomy and collaborative work of students supporting an annual student creation festival entirely produced and self-managed by the student dancers and musicians. Professional integration is favored with the CNSMDL’s network of more than seventy partners, increasing artistic exchange possibilities – emerging technologies AI/VR/VR included – in a creative lab-campus environment. The course mobilizes the dance student’s newly-acquired knowledge via creative processes and exploration of repertory works with established and young avant-garde creators/choreographers. In addition to a strong technical and intellectual foundation, students develop a sense of artistic commitment and endurance. The final year of the 4-year cursus in contemporary and classical dance culminates in a Junior Ballet, at once a touring pre-professional company and a community.
Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP)
The courses offered by the Conservatoire de Paris give classical and contemporary dancers and notators an opportunity to become autonomous artists, true partners of choreographers. Classes on the history of dance, music and the functional analysis of the body in dance movement round off the course, giving young dancers all the tools they need to adapt to developments in the professional world and in today’s leading national and international companies, which they are aspiring to join. To bring students into closer contact with the realities of their profession, the Conservatoire has added ‘preprofessional experiences throughout the course, which confronts students with professional situations, giving them an insight into dance practice and the artisanal dimension of learn-ing, while encouraging autonomous and critical thinking about this art form.
Extensions, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie
From October to June, the training program takes place at La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie, a dancehouse involving in show programming, production funding, artists residencies and raising public awareness. It is the place in Toulouse from where the energies and appetites for dance converge and start, those of artists and audiences, professionals and amateurs alike. It launches a permanent invitation to dance and see dancing, to think and rethink dance. Since 2000, the training program 'Extensions', mentored by choreographers and artists from different fields offers the opportunity to twelve dancers from various backgrounds to immerge themselves into the reality of the performing profession. Its goal is to create the conditions for young artists to integrate a specific professional environment. Through technical classes and workshops, the dancers will have the opportunity to discover multiple and singular aesthetics. The dancers will develop their own body language and autonomy as well as a bigger reflection about choreographic writing. Accessing theoretical classes, conferences, meetings with professionals, shows and our archives will provide different tools to the dancers to nourish their practice. The whole training program intend to develop a spirit of analysis and open to new practices and reflections. The morning classes as well as the workshops scheduled for the Extensions training are regularly open to outdoor dancers of professional and advanced level.
INSA Lyon – Institut national des sciences appliquées
The Danse-Études section, created in 1991, is one of the five artistic sections of INSA Lyon, along with Musique-Études (1984), Arts-Plastiques-Études (1987), Théâtre-Études (1991) and Cinéma-Études (2019). A cultural service (1991) is at the intersection of these different sections. The Danse-Études section aims to develop the student's artistic and cultural skills through contact with professionals in the dance world. A 4-year training program is offered, combining dance theory and practice (6 to 18 hours of dance per week). The section participates in the training of humanistic and innovative engineers, open to creative imagination and contemporary creation. It is defined as a space that develops creativity, innovation and artistic sensitivity. It is willing to be a space where the questions raised by scientists and artists come together. The objective of the section is to give the opportunity to engineering students to experiment the creative process in dance: by confronting them with different artistic worlds and aesthetics; by giving them access to the processes of creation, composition and improvisation; by implementing their physical potential. The Danse-Études section, initially sponsored by Maurice Béjart, has the support of Dominique Hervieu, director of the Maison de la Danse, choreographer and performing artist.