Alban Richard / CCN de Caen en Normandie

Alban Richard / CCN de Caen en Normandie



In January 2023, Les Indépendants began a collaboration with the national choreographic center of Caen in Normandy (centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie) for the development & touring of their creations, in particular projects by choreographer-director Alban Richard and the “Collection Tout Terrain”.


Alban Richard devises his pro­duc­tions in part­ner­ship with dif­fer­ent col­lab­or­at­ors, wheth­er old or new, weav­ing togeth­er dif­fer­ent par­ti­tions – ges­tures, music, light, cos­tumes – and thus edi­fy­ing a unique piece of work. The way he works with the per­formers, using restric­ted impro­visa­tions to devise the work dir­ectly on stage, allows every­one to devel­op their own dance through an act­ive presence.


Main­tain­ing a con­stant dia­logue with the world of music, the cho­reo­graph­er col­lab­or­ates with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Per­cus­sions de Stras­bourg, the Ensemble inter­con­tem­po­rain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Don­né and Altern­ance ensembles, as well as with com­posers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebasti­an Rivas, Erwan Ker­avec, Jérôme Com­bi­er, Laurent Per­ri­er, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu, Mat­thew Barnson…


A pro­lif­ic cho­reo­graph­er, Alban Richard is reg­u­larly invited by bal­lets and com­pan­ies to cre­ate com­mis­sioned works, both inter­na­tion­ally (Canada, Lithuania, Nor­way) and in France. He also works out­side tra­di­tion­al per­form­ance ven­ues – in places such as the Louvre, the Musée d’Art mod­erne de la Ville de Par­is, the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chir­ac and the Musée Guimet – to cre­ate in situ per­form­ances. A curi­ous and ver­sat­ile artist, Alban Richard con­siders his work as a craft that is nour­ished by encoun­ters and daily ques­tion­ing. Each new com­mis­sion gives him the oppor­tun­ity to search in unex­pec­ted dir­ec­tions, to dis­cov­er, and to keep learning.


Website of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie
On tour


Contact: Mathieu Hilléreau