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In Classroom

Show for childrens in their own classroom

Creation 2014
Duration : 60 minutes
Flemish version available

Conception : Julie Nioche, choreographer and dancer 
Created with the involvement of Laure Delamotte Legrand, visual artist, Margot Dorléans, choreographer and dancer, Bérénice Legrand, choreographer and dancer, Gabrielle Malet, Osteopath, Alexandre Meyer, Musician, Christian le Moulinier, Technical manager

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. / . Website about En classe

Photographs and video available by clicking on the tabs on the right of the screen


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Piece for children ages 7 to 11 (1st – 6th grades) and their teacher, in their own classroom 

Running time: 60 min. 

 En classe is a piece unlike any other: it takes place inside the classroom and is created by the children themselves. With their teacher they create this work, thanks to the instructions they will hear in special audio-guides. A dancer and a technician are also part of this experiment, which is a fun disruption of the daily routine of the class. It becomes a stage laboratory in which each participant may play with the ingredients of a dance piece, including dance, of course, but also the setting and the observation of others ... The idea is not just to follow instructions but to be the creator of one’s own movement, to work with one’s sensations and imagination, transforming one’s reality and introducing a certain poetry into it. 

Underscoring this creation is the idea of bringing the creative act into the heart of society, allowing ourselves to reflect more about the body’s place in places such as a school, in order to encourage and validate the imagination of the body, as well as the creativity and the construction of the sensibility of the child.


Press clip

“[...] The mere lifting of a finger may become a poetic gesture. Looking deep into the nooks and crannies of the classroom as if through a long distance scope – allows you to find some interesting hidden treasures. [...]”

Stéphanie Franchomme, Nord éclair, May 2014


Commisioned by Vivat d’Armentières, scène conventionnée danse et théâtre
Production A.I.M.E. - Association d’Individus en Mouvements Engagés - Paris, with the support of Région Île-de-France 

Coproduction :

Le Vivat d’Armentières, scène conventionnée danse et théâtre 
Le Bateau Feu / Scène nationale de Dunkerque 
EPCC La Condition Publique, Manufacture culturelle - Roubaix 
Le Hangar 23, Théâtre de la Ville de Rouen 
Le Théâtre d’Arles, scène conventionnée pour des écritures d’aujourd’hui 
Le Carré-Les Colonnes, scène conventionnée Saint-Médard-en-Jalles/Blanquefort
Transdanse (Le Gymnase - CDC et Schouwburg Kortrijk)
Maison Folie Beaulieu à Lomme 
Maison Folie Wazemmes à Lille 
Maison Folie de Moulins - Ville de Lille
With the support of Réseau des Fabriques culturelles de Lille métropole


Premiered 20/24th january 2014 with Le Bateau feu - Dunkerque
- 17/18th february 2014, Le Festival Petit Pas à Courtrai avec Schouwburg Kortrijk
- 19/21th february 2014, Le Festival Petit Pas avec Le Gymnase - CDC de Roubaix
- 10/14th march 2014, Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint Denis
- 17/21th march, en classes de 6ème avec le Hangar 23 - Rouen
- 31th march / 4 avril,  Carré Les Colonnes - Saint Médard en Jalles
- 7/11th april, Le Théâtre d’Arles
- 12 / 16th may 2014, la Condition Publique - Roubaix
- 19 /23th may 2014, Le Vivat - Armentières
- 26th may 2014, La Maison Folie Moulins
- 27th may 2014, La Maison Folie Beaulieu
- 28th may 2014, La Maison Folie Wazemmes

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