Invited schools at Pantin

The “campers” or participants in Camping are 250 students drawn from 24 art schools in France, Europe and around the world, as well as 250 professional dancers attending this platform of workshops and discussions as individuals.

Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP)

The Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris trains very high-level professional dancers who go on to join major national and international companies. Its ambitious pedagogy combines a foundation level with two training courses for dance performers (classical and contemporary), and an advanced level in dance equivalent to a Master’s degree, as well as a course in movement notation (Laban and Benesh) that is unique in the world. Boasting a tradition of excellence and innovative teaching, the Conservatoire passes on a very diverse repertoire and invites creation through the works of the great choreographers of our time. Its openness to the world is characterised by partnerships with other major institutions such as Chaillot - Théâtre national de la danse or the CN D Centre national de la danse, as well as numerous international partner schools. Every year, the Conservatoire’s students take part in major choreographic projects in its two performance spaces and outside the school, events which are an integral part of the Conservatoire’s public season. Throughout their studies, they also benefit from the cultural and artistic life of Paris.

Université Paris-8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis – Master 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 25 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 or the Centre national de la danse… The master’s inaugurated a literary webradio, “Radio Brouhaha”.

École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD)

The school has been a hive of intellectual, creative and artistic creativity for over 250 years. Its vocation is to train future artists and designers to produce the stage decorations that will change tomorrow’s world. Each year, more than 800 designers from ten fields (Art-Space, Interior Design, Animated Film, Graphic Design, Object Design, Textile and Fabric Design, Clothes Design, Printed Image, Photo/Video, and Scenography) create the material, visual and imaginary environment for our times, accounting for societal and artistic changes. A unique teaching model, a global outlook, and an outstanding research department place the school of decorative arts in a select circle of schools of art, design, and fashion.

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.

 Visages du monde – Centre de formation danse (CFD) de Cergy

Cergy school of dance is a state-funded institution offering several courses, including the groundbreaking hip-hop cultural mediator course. With the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ile de France regional arts council, the course is the first in France to offer courses in hip-hop teaching. The course is a pilot, with a view to introducing a national certificate. Launched in 2018, the course instructors are well-known hip-hop experts and specialists from other fields: functional movement analysis, cultural project management, teaching, history, and music. Thanks to an educational approach based on self-tuition, collaboration and strongly-held values, students develop their personal style applicable to teaching, managing cultural projects or engaging in creative fields.

École nationale supérieure de paysage, Versailles (ENSP)

The École nationale supérieure de paysage trains landscape gardeners. It has two bases, one in the gardens of the Château de Versailles, and another in Marseille city centre. Landscape gardening applies to a variety of plot sizes, from private gardens to public parks, through to town and regional planning, with complex timelines (growth time, seasonal cycles, private and public travel and changes to the cityscape). The curriculum provides an understanding of how territories come about, how to transform them, shift their emphasis or reveal their potential, and how to create landscapes to renew a site’s identity. Alongside technical modules, history and ecology, there is a focus on the artistic dimension of the field. Practice is important in building up references, know-how and critical thinking in the context of contemporary creation. Each month a group of artists runs workshops spanning several days in which students explore uncharted territory using artistic means.

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 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, in partnership with universities Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL), create the doctoral program Sciences, Arts, creation, research (Sacre) with five of its members including the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. The students of the Atelier Danse, Chorégraphie et Performance, director Emmanuelle Huynh, participate for the fourth time in Camping.

The College of Performing Arts
The New School,
New York

The College of Performing Arts at The New School was formed in 2015 through the merger of what were three separate schools at The New School: the Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of creative excellence, today the College of Performing Arts is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bold experimentation, innovative education, and world-class performances.
The over 1,000 students at CoPA are actors, performers, writers, improvisers, creative technologists, entrepreneurs, composers, arts managers, and multidisciplinary artists who believe in the transformative power of the arts for all people.
Distinguished alumni include Burt Bacharach, acclaimed conductors Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, JoAnn Falletta, and Julius Rudel, beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, as well as the great opera stars of today, Yonghoon Lee, Danielle de Niese, and Nadine Sierra.

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 and actresses, 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. 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.

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.

Institut supérieur des arts et du design de Toulouse – ISDAT

The ISDAT dance unit provides training for contemporary, jazz, and classical dance teachers. By the end of the course, dancers are able to instruct lessons, lead improvisation workshops, and compose in their chosen specialism. ISDAT is unique in France for its relationship between art and teaching. The institute offers specialist courses in music, dance, design, graphic design and plastic arts, with a balance between practical work, cultural contextualisation and theory, to ensure graduates a fulfilling life and career. ISDAT is convinced of the importance of collaborative and transdisciplinary practice in developing the knowledge and know-how increasingly required in contemporary artistic practice. In 2019 we teamed up with Plexus Lab to offer a project-based teaching approach combining several fields.

Master exerce, ICI – CCN de Montpellier Occitanie, Pyrénées, Méditerranée

A host of artists, choreographers, performers and authors have embarked on this internationally renowned research master’s degree opened in 2011 as a joint venture with Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. Their investigation focuses on the approach to work and the broadening of the choreographic field as well as the common ground between artistic processes and research methodology. The course is an integral part of the national centre for choreography in Montpellier, headed by Christian Rizzo, which enables students/artists/researchers to feel the pulse of international choreography. To celebrate the degree’s tenth anniversary, the school published a collection of student dissertations.

École européenne supérieure de l’image (EESI)

The École européenne supérieure de l’image (EESI) Angoulême-Poitiers is a public art college under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. It offers a course in contemporary artistic creation. The EESI provides a demanding, diversified and open education combining theory and artistic practice, in conjunction with numerous regional, national and international partners who support the integration of each student in the world of contemporary artistic creation. EESI trains artists, authors and creators. Students graduate with theoretical and conceptual tools as well as a proficiency in practices and techniques to work in the ever-changing fields and context of art.

Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon (CNSMD Lyon)

The CNSMD Lyon 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 CNSMD Lyon 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 of dancers is favored with the CNSMD Lyon’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.

La Manufacture – Haute école des arts de la scène, Lausanne

The Bachelor's degree in dance at La Manufacture privileges experimentation in a holistic approach to the body, the arts and the world. The objective is to train creative, autonomous dancers with a reflective approach in search of a rich understanding of the complexity of today's world. The formation is built around three main axes:
Training occupies a primordial place, the objective being the development of bodily capacities and its autonomy in regular practice. At the Manufacture’s dance bachelor, training is based on the infinite possibilities of movement of the human body and on its ability to learn, develop and integrate new capacities, rather than on the reconstitution of historical dance styles or particular artistic currents. The training emphasizes the importance of the body and physicality as raw material, and this rigorous and diversified training results in original forms of virtuosity.
Artistic practice is approached by considering the dancer as a participant in the choreographic process, bearing a real responsibility for the work. The training encourages inventiveness and a taste for experimentation, as well as a commitment to research. It aims to stimulate the integration of the physical, sensory and intellectual dimensions, both conscious and intuitive, and considers choreographic practice as a discipline open to other fields: theater, music, visual arts, anthropology, sociology, politics…
The reflective approach - through theoretical contributions, often linked to practical experiences - aims to allow a critical perspective of the artistic practice and to develop an awareness of the complex interrelationships that constitute the functioning of the world.

Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhague

The school’s dance and choreography program combines artistic, technical and critical perspectives, in order to dwell in the in-betweens of 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 engage in individual projects and contextual studies such as entrepreneurship and performance studies.

Master danse et pratiques chorégraphiques, Bruxelles
Charleroi danse –
ENSAV La Cambre –

Opened in 2021, the dance and choreography master’s places choreographic creation at the forefront of and in interaction with other stage disciplines and techniques. Co-led by La Cambre, INSAS and Charleroi danse, the programme focuses on a wide array of approaches and dramatic arts, as illustrated by the trio of choreographers who head it: Ayelen Parolin, Serge Aimé Coulibaly and Daniel Linehan; as well as a broad spectrum of guest instructors: Boris Charmatz, Nora Chipaumire, Loïc Touzé, Louise Vanneste, Antia Diaz, Sofie Durnez, Olga de Soto, and Brice Cannavo to name but a few.

University of the Arts – School of Dance, Philadelphie (UARTS)

The School of Dance at the University of the Arts encourages undergraduate and graduate students to boldly take risks in the process of transforming ourselves, each other, and by extension, the world. A large school situated within a small university for the visual and performing arts in Philadelphia, the School of Dance reimagines the depth and rigor of a discipline-based dance conservatory by pursuing a pedagogy that interweaves practice, theory and the development of critical thinking to actively motivate students and the development of their research. The School of Dance relies heavily on collaborative, interdisciplinary networks of artists, mentors and scholars to foster critical conversations situated around the meanings, purposes, and potentialities of dance and performance in contemporary society. The undergraduate program (BFA) is divided into two parts: the Foundation Series (for 1st and 2nd year students) and Portfolio & Research Series (for 3rd and 4th year students). This program mobilizes curricular structures and strategies to deepen collaboration and exchange across a range of dancing practices and modalities. The graduate (MFA) program aims to rethink inherited practices and consider an inclusive global future for the field by departing from a traditional educational format proposing instead the manifestation of temporary schools and forms of collective study that create and enliven experimental and emergent pedagogies. The School of Dance seeks to open up student-driven pathways to expand the ways students access and think about the practices and techniques of making and performing dance - valuing their skills and committing to the urgency of their ambitions as capable of experimenting with and showing us ways of being of the world yet to be imagined.

Bard College – Dance Program

The Dance Program at Bard College believes a dance artist’s growth is a product of the simultaneous development of three interdependent factors: technique, composition, and artistic voice. It is the Dance Program's aim to provide this threefold development of the student dance artist within the context of a broad-based liberal arts education. Since 2009, the Bard Dance Program has hosted an in-residence dance company bringing their unique technique and composition to the academic program in the form of teaching, educational licensing projects, master classes, full-Company production residencies, and public performances. Past partnerships include Bill T. Jones Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company, American Dance Festival, and Gibney Dance.

Mason Gross School of the Arts Rutgers University (New Jersey)

The Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University provides a professional degree program (BFA) that offers an array of approaches to dance training, dance scholarship, and creative practices that decenter Western and Eurocentric forms and practices called the Movement Practices Curriculum. Nurturing an environment that fosters inclusion and an expansion of engagement across difference while striving for a more varied and integrated training experience, this curriculum includes African Diasporic forms, Contemporary Fusion, Classical/Traditional, and Somatics. Students make connections between the mechanics, expressions and contexts across courses and between semesters – developing skills to embody and apply the distinctive values of each form. Applying antiracist and decolonized approaches to the dance curriculum, the program strives for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at every dimension of creative practice, research, and dance scholarship.

Full dance - Escuela de Danza, Buenos Aires

Full Dance - Escuela de Danza was founded in 2008 by Verónica Gregorio with the dream of offer high quality professional dance programs and an open and safe space where everyone can dance. At Full Dance you don’t need an age, a gender or a body size to dance. You only need a body and the will to learn with us. Our school offers 5 professional dance programs with university training level and more than 180 open classes per week, with more than 70 teachers of 50 different disciplines. We are the private dance school with the largest offer of classes in Argentina. The program aims at developing not only high level dancers, but also professionals with teamwork skills and values. Because of this, Full Dance receive students from all parts of Argentina and from other countries, such as Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Also, the school have a Contemporary Dance Lab, a Street Dance Crew, a Professional Dance Company and a Competition Team for the students of the professional dance programs.

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

Taipei National University of the Arts, formerly known as National Institute of the Arts before 2001, was founded in 1982. Since the establishment of the School of Dance in 1983, a world-class faculty of choreographers, performers, and scholars has led the BFA, MA/MFA, and Ph.D. programs and developed dance artists, educators, writers, and administrators in the performing arts. The accomplishment of the faculty and alumni have made a name for TNUA not only in the contemporary dance scene in Taiwan, but also worldwide.

Department of Dance, University of Taipei

The Department of Dance was established in 1998. Since then, the Department has been exerting a positive and crucial influence on dance education in Taiwan through its growing body of graduates who are committed to their careers in dance that span from performance, choreography, education, somatic practices, to advanced academic research. It has developed into an academic institute with a complete curriculum that yields proficiency and excellency and has been widely acclaimed by the dance field. The Department offers Bachelor and Master degrees in two areas; Dance Education and Choreography.

Université d’Ochanomizu, Tokyo

The dance programme of Ochanomizu University in Tokyo offers a multifaceted and comprehensive approach that places great emphasis on physical activity and expression. Ochanomizu University is the only national structure of its kind to offer students a four-year dance course. As the teaching of dance has only recently been incorporated into Japanese university curricula, the school has made innovative scholarships available. The techniques of modern dance, improvisation, creation, kabuki dance and martial arts are all featured in the university programme.

Università IUAV Venezia

Master’s degree program in Theater and Performing Arts
The master's degree program offers a doble curriculum in Theatre and Choreographic Studies and in Performance and Gender Studies, both unique in Italy.The program is articulated in theoretical teachings, strongly based on the new epistemologies, interwoven with an intense integrated range of practice-based teachings as laboratories, workshops and seminars led by artists and professionals from the international theater, dance and performing arts scene. The program deals with the exceptional nature of performance practices concerning the theater of groups, collectives, companies, and communities on the Italian and international scene, and the complex interweaving of textual, vocal, bodily, acoustic, and video languages, scores and writings on the scene of the present days. The main challenge of the master's degree program is the confrontation between medial and performative studies at the intersection of cultural meanings that invest identities and sexuality, in open relationship with critical decolonial perspectives capable of liberating bodies and thoughts from hegemonic visions.

CalArts – California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles

The Program builds high-level proficiencies in performance technique, choreography, dance production technology and critical understanding of the artform, all within a global cultural context. Concentrated production seasons of aesthetically diverse work thrive in an atmosphere of creative exchange between professionally motivated students and a faculty of practicing artists. Unique among dance conservatories, students and faculty in the Dance School function both as a close-knit, intimate community— focusing on the work of each individual student in collaboration—and as part of larger circles of practicing artists, in the rapidly growing LA performing arts scene and beyond. The learning experience at CalArts is anchored by a faculty of internationally acclaimed artists who bring immense experience and dedication to mentoring our students through their programs. The faculty maintain the highest standards in artistic and academic achievement, and yet they also provide enough space and creative freedom for students to be able to grow in their own unique ways, form their own creative visions and develop into the singular dance artists they are passionate to become. Student-centered learning is a founding principle of CalArts, and today it continues to be at the heart of The Sharon Disney Lund’s mission to train the next generation of artists.