Aimed at a broad audience, the CN D’s exhibitions form an extension to academic work or in some cases form the starting point for research programmes specifically linked to a theme. They are intended to open up new pathways, offer a critical reading of a period from history and provide new perspectives for tackling dance. Enriched with numerous visual and audio-visual documents, these exhibitions offer real points of reference for members of the public new to dance as well as enthusiasts.

The themes chosen are also an opportunity to dust down certain choreographic repertoires; performances, talks with dance and film screenings are all additional resources to gain access to choreographic works and their history.