tlm (tout le monde) / everyone
Season 2022-2023

What we do, we do for everyone.
What we create, we create with everyone.
The pleasure we feel is due to everyone being there with us.

Working in dance is a collective experience, including all the dancers who interact onstage – looking at each other, listening to each other, and moving together to create the work – but also the entire creative team, who on and off stage work to make the performance happen. Organizing, writing contracts, formalizing, rehearsing, setting, adjusting, doing outreach, communicating, promoting ... so many active verbs shared by the members of a team which continues to grow, not that you can see all
of it and who are all working toward a common goal: finding moments where emotions are shared, and facing each other in the community.

So, for this 22/ 23 season, we have chosen to focus on the idea of the ensemble. An ensemble of male and female dancers, their incredible strength, channeling the energy of the entire group. An ensemble of workers, whose job is to help the dancers dance. But also – and this is the most important thing! –it is a social ensemble, consiting of those who are onstage, who are around the stage, or who are standing in the theatre, facing it.

In this shared work, a final essential element remains: the audience, which when massed together, engage in this exercise, that of the collective construction of the imagination. It’s only when they are here, sitting together, that we feel complete, in tune with everyone.

Program 1

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 8:00PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 8:00PM
Friday, October 21, at 8:00PM
Sunday, October 23 at 3:00PM

Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)

NO OCO creation

Choreography: Loïc Touzé
Music: Eric Yvelin
Coproduction: Association Oro

Static Shot premiere in Nancy

Choreography:: Maud Le Pladec
Music: Chloé and Pete Harden
Coproduction : CCN d'Orléans

Two generations of choreographers, two different artistic journeys which have intersected periodically – sharing an evening, sharing also the same desire to be fed by the energy of the men and women, dancers in the company of the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.

With NO OCO, Loïc Touzé places himself in the hollowed-out space characterized by working in the studio, so that movement is collectively generated, playing with this passive material which is driven by a rhythm, making the movement into dance. A profoundly political piece, which will shake up our relationship to time itself.

As for Maud Le Pladec, continuing her research on corporality and choreographic language, she invites us, in Static Shot, to see a boldly cinematographic work, a fixed frame where movement and visual perspective never stop, driven by a haunting yet rousing musical score. The bodies seem to be experiencing a continuous climax, exploring the sensations of pleasure, of extasy, in an intense, virtuosic fireworks display.

Program 2

Saturday, April 1st , 2023 at 8:00PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00PM
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 8:00PM
Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8:00PM

Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)

Acid Gems creation

Choreography: Adam Linder
Music: Billy Bultheel
Lights: Shahryar Nashat

Dancefloor creation

Choreography: Michèle Murray
Scenography: Koo Jeong A
Sound design: Gerome Nox
(in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou-Metz through the project Artiste Associé)

An international evening, which pays homage to power and the myriad possibilities of the ensemble. On one hand, the Australian choreographer Adam Linder presents Acid Gems, a piece which explores the meeting ground between dances, styles and influences, letting them collide with each other, brush against each other, revealing their innate porosity and fragility as well as the poetry which flows from these encounters. Inspired by Balanchine’s legendary Jewels, which was a homage to the three
largest schools of classical ballet (French, Russian and American) and their specifics stylistically, Adam Linder explores the ballet vocabulary, observing its developments and its place in contemporary dance.

On the other hand, the French-American choreography Michèle Murray, in Dancefloor, creates a piece whose departure point is the dancers’ bodies and their individual traits, which becomes the raw material for the choreography. The goal is simple: allowing a group which shares the same collective research process – to take over and outright own the free, expressive space which is their dance space, or the stage.

This program celebrates the idea of dancing in a group, what that dance contributes in energy, strength and complexity..

Program 3 : Y'en aura pour tout le monde !

A meeting between several different groups of male and female dancers, attempting to explore the infinite possibilities of the ensemble. First, the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine will present some excerpts from its repertory to showcase the range of its aesthetics as well as its dancers’ talents: two “homage” pieces, including two by Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley, Air-Condition, which was inspired by the work of the painter Yves Klein, and For Four Walls, to commemorate the long collaboration between Merce Cunningham and the composer John Cage. Then there is – from the timeless repertory of Merce Cunningham, Sounddance, and finally the incandescent, powerful Cela nous concerne tous (This concerns all of us), by Miguel Gutierrez, to finish the season off with a bang.

There will also be guest companies, presenting their own dance universes: the CCN Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin will present a commissioned piece by Lucinda Childs, then the company Les Porteurs d’Ombre – Dominique Brun will present Un Bolero, specially revived and configured to include artists from the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine. Finally, the choreographers Johanna Faye and Saïdo Lehlouh will be doing a collective jam, channeling the richness of the underground, ‘rebel’ hip hop scene, featuring virtuosic bodies and exciting live music.

The season takes place in several evenings, celebrating the multiplicity of forms, influences, perspectives and artists’ journeys, all driven by the energy and pleasure we feel at being together onstage and in the theatre.

Evening 1

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8:00PM
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:00PM

Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)


Choreography: Petter Jacobsson et Thomas Caley
Music: Eliane Radigue
Moving pictures (video), lights: Tomás Saraceno
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Un Bolero

Choreography: Dominique Brun & François Chaignaud
Music: Robin Melchior, arrangement for a chior and small ensemble of Bolero by Maurice Ravel
Les porteurs d'ombre
Performed by dancers of the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Evening 2

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8:00PM
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:00PM

Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)

For Four Walls

Choreography: Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley
Music :John Cage
Pianist : Vanessa Wagner
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Songs from Before

Choreography: Lucinda Childs
Music: Max Richter
CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin


Choreography: Merce Cunningham
Music: David Tudor
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine

Evening 3

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8:00PM
Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)


Choreography:Johanna Faye and Saïdo Lehlouh
Music: Mackenzy Bergile, NSDOS, Lumi Sow
Collectif FAIR-E // CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne

Cela nous concerne tous
       (This concerns all of us)

Choreography: Miguel Gutierrez
Music: co-created by Miguel Gutierrez and Olli Lautiola
CCN - Ballet de Lorraine