The Centre National de la Danse is ‘un établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial’ (a public institution of an industrial and commercial nature). Created in 1998 at the instigation of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, it is a unique place that brings together all of the resources connected with dance.
The CN D is unique and original in that it brings together in one establishment a broad range of activities for professionals, from dance training to artistic support and career advice and assistance, while also appealing to the general public.
At the CN D, spectators, artists, researchers, amateurs and professionals can take an advantage of a myriad of opportunities and discover how the creation, dissemination, training and transmission of a heritage can form the heart of an ambitious and open project thanks to the diverse professions involved.
The CN D is based in the Île-de-France, in Pantin, while the CN D in Lyon ensures its various missions are carried out in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Under the impetus of its director general, Mathilde Monnier, the CN D has become an art centre where dance reasserts itself as the field of indiscipline par excellence, appropriating and constantly creating new links with other artistic fields.
The CN D is an art centre for dance.