Invited schools at Pantin

The “campers” or participants in Camping are 200 students drawn from 14 art schools in France, Europe and around the world, as well as 200 professional dancers attending this platform of workshops and discussions as individuals.

Compagnie La Bulle Bleue, Montpellier

The company La Bulle Bleue is a professional and permanent troupe based in Montpellier and made up of fifteen actresses and actors, and three managers with disabilities. All of them carry out research and production work with associated artistic teams. Since 2012, the company La Bulle Bleue has created eleven shows. Documentary research and text work, training and improvisation on the set, rehearsal and performance, meeting with partners, animation of workshops punctuate the daily life of the actors. An individual and collective training course is built with the associated artistic teams and partners, in the form of internships or laboratories. La Bulle Bleue is also a place of artistic and cultural fabric animated by actors, technicians, gardeners, cooks, receptionists with disabilities. La Bulle Bleue lives to the rhythm of the company's creations and multidisciplinary highlights. It welcomes many artistic teams in research and creation.

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.

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.

Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhague 

The school’s dance and choreography programme combines artistic, technical and critical perspectives, and aims to blur the borders between body and mind, practice and theory, thought and action. Next to the faculty, there are international guest teachers and choreographers that come to work with the students. In addition to the teaching of dance and choreography, students also take interdisciplinary modules in collaboration with the school’s four other programmes spanning all forms of performing arts.

École des Actes, Aubervilliers

The Acts School is an experimental micro-institution working in the field of culture and initiated by Théâtre de la Commune. It opened its doors in the Fort d’Aubervilliers area (Aubervilliers, France) in 2017. It contributes to examine the place of theater in the city's tempo, to reflect on the relationship between the people living there and the art that is produced there. It is a place where to meet for youths who meet too rarely: the youth from poor neighborhoods, the immigrant youth and the artistic and intellectual youth - these groups obviously being non-exclusive from one another. These meetings are organized through workshops on languages, though artistic practices workshops, and through Assemblies which invented a method of investigation built on long-term conversations starting from the experience of the participants, opening to new hypotheses on questions related to life here and elsewhere. From there arise new and necessary forms of expression, both discursive (Manifestos resulting from the Assemblies’ work) and artistic through the production of artworks engaging all the participants of the Acts School in their making by associated artists (in 2020, Marie-José Malis and Gaëlle Choisne).

EnsAD – École nationale supérieur des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Founded in 1766, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, an intellectual, creative and artistic crucible, is a state higher education establishment that is under the jurisdiction of the Ministère de la Culture. Its mission is to offer exceptional artistic, academic and technical education for aspiring artists and designers in the fields of art, animated film, graphic design, product design, textile and materials design, fashion design, the printed image, photography and video, stage design. The school has on average 750 students, both French and foreign, who study for five years (master degree diploma). EnsadLab, EnsAD's research laboratory offers several research groups. Camping gives students from the school’s stage design section the chance to go from an initial idea to a final creation through a conceptual and artistic exploration.

École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC)

The École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) is a public higher arts education establishment under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. It trains artists and creators active on the international scene. Requiring a total transversality and relying on a great autonomy of the students in the elaboration of their curriculum, the school's teaching covers a very broad spectrum of disciplines and crosses the fields of visual arts, writing, performing arts, sound, cinema and theory, in conjunction with French and international partners. The ENSAPC is developing a three and five-year curriculum. Its activities are nourished by research processes based on artistic practices. It also offers a PhD-level research programme, set up within the Graduate School Arts and Humanities and the EUR Humanities, Creation, Heritage of the CY Campus.

École nationale supérieure de paysage, Versailles (ENSP)

The École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage (ENSP) trains conceptual landscapists. It is based at the Potager du Roi in Versailles. The landscapists handle different scales of territory (the creation of gardens, arrangement of public spaces, urban planning, territorial projects). They have to take into consideration complex time-lines: the growth of vegetation, seasonal cycles, individual and collective movements, urban mutations… They also need to understand from the territorial forms that are produced, how it is possible to transform them, influence them or highlight them, as well as how to create new landscapes and renew the identity of a site. The teaching of a landscape project lies at the heart of this pedagogical approach. An artistic dimension is broadly applied: practice is primordial so as to acquire references, skills and a critical attitude towards the context of contemporary creation. Many artists (visual, choreographers, writers…) are invited to contribute to this teaching, which is generally done in the form of workshops.

École supérieure d’art dramatique du Théâtre national de Strasbourg

The Higher school of dramatic art of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg is a national school of professional training under administrative supervision of the Ministry of Culture. Ever since its establishment in 1954 by Michel Saint-Denis, the School has had two distinctive features: its existence is inseparable from that of the theatre and they share the same premises and infrastructure ; its educational approach is that of interdisciplinarity: within the same year (or “Group”), the School trains actors, stage managers-creators, stage-costume designers, directors, playwrights. This context of close collaboration between the School and a national theatre run by a director is decisive for the training: because they are in the theatre, the students of the School are always aware of the artistic dynamic and technical activity of the TNS. The presence of associate artists, of regular collaborators, as well as a technical and administrative team involved in an artistic project, helps to strengthen these links, be it through the internships supervised by the members of the artistic or technical team, or through the more informal exchanges inherent to the theatre life. Conversely, the presence of students and the existence of educational research − the results of which are regularly presented within the theatre − broaden and boost the artistic project of the TNS. The students are recruited through competitions two years out of three. Two Groups − that is around fifty students − are always present in the School at the same time. The training lasts three years and the curriculum alternates or combines weekly classes and intensive work periods in workshops, based on the master class principle and supervised by an instructor.

Institut français de la mode, Paris

As of 2019, Institut Français de la Mode brings together Ecole de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne, founded in 1927 and recognized for the excellence of its training in couture savoir-faire, and IFM, founded in 1986 and a pioneer in fashion management education. Institut Français de la Mode is a higher education institution, a training center for apprentices, a provider of executive education, as well as a center of expertise for the textiles, fashion and luxury industries. It provides educational programs from vocational training to doctoral level, by cross-fertilizing design, management and craftsmanship.

Les Beaux-Arts de Paris

The Beaux-Arts de Paris are both a place of artistic instruction and experimentation, exhibition, conservation of historical and contemporary collections and a publishing house. Heiress of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, which was founded in the 18th century, and is home to collections containing more than 450,000 works and one of the largest contemporary art libraries in France. The school, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture, provides high-level training and occupies an essential place on contemporary artistic scene. The course is studio-based under the guidance of renowned artists and is supplemented by a range of basics of theoretical and technical teaching. The Beaux-Arts de Paris associated with universities Paris Sciences &Lettres (PSL) , are one of the founding institutions of the doctoral program Sciences, Arts, creation, research (SACRe) including the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, which also take part in Camping. The students of the Atelier Danse, Chorégraphie et Performance (director Emmanuelle Huynh), created recently at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, participate for the fourth time in Camping.

Parsons The New School for Design, Paris

Established in 1921 as the first American art and design school in Paris, Parsons Paris today is an international community of students and distinguished faculty committed to tackling the challenges of an evolving world with creativity and intellectual rigor. Parsons Paris offers innovative English language bachelor's and master’s degree programs in fashion, strategic design management, and art, media, and technology. Curricula bring together the globally renowned pedagogy of Parsons School of Design and the unique resources of Paris, with its heritage brands, forward-looking entrepreneurial culture, and access to Europe and beyond. Together with Parsons in New York and The New School – Parsons’ parent university – Parsons Paris maintains a network of local and global universities, cultural institutions, and organizations and businesses. Inspired by this dynamic city and a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture, graduates go on to pioneer new industries and pursue creative careers in Paris and worldwide. 

Université Paris-8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis – Master de création littéraire

The master’s in literary creation, provided by the University Paris 8 since 2013, is one of the few courses of this sort in France. It is based on the founding tradition of University Paris 8, with the place it reserves for creators in its teaching and research activities. It is presented as a school of literary art, favouring work in studios and experimenting with workshop forms. It welcomes 20 students per year to a literary project, whether this will appear in a book or not. Alongside their personal projects, the students are encouraged to carry out group schemes, with partner institutions such as La Maison de la Poésie, l'Espace Khiasma, or the Centre national de la Danse… The master’s inaugurated a literary webradio, “Radio Brouhaha”.

Université Paris-8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis – Master Danse

Since 1989, Université Paris-8’s dance department has provided an experimental place for students to reflect on, practice and exchange about dance, introducing them to the tools needed to work in the field of choreography. It offers four interlinked approaches to dance, corresponding to various moments and dynamics since the department was created: a philosophical approach to the body in dance as the source, material and mechanism of choreography and its perception; research into the dancer’s work, the conditions of his or her expressiveness, his or her training methods and performances considered through the prism of gesture; the analysis of choreographic works – the historical, aesthetic and cultural contexts that have determined discourse on dance and an analysis of works as well as the history of dance itself; anthropology and the analysis of practices that lie outside so-called “stage” dance.