8 May 2019


The Vertical Dance KIT will take place over a week and will offer specialists in exchange, practice, reflection and neophytes the opportunity to understand this practice.
Our objective is both to open an exchange in France between artists who practice this art form and to cross our approach with other actors, professionals – artists, theorists, researchers, urban planners architects. We will also associate cultural structures that welcome dance, circus, street arts and climbing, while continuing to address a wide audience.
During this meeting, we will propose to everyone to take possession of a “toolbox” that gives the materials to explore all the verticality of a territory and the techniques to understand vertical dance.
We will find the concept of the Kit throughout the event and in all its forms, in areas of the Val de Marne County and Paris region.
Workshops, public and participatory events, symposia and conferences, shows and public presentations, each meeting will give you a piece of the “Kit” that will constitute the vertical geography of this event.
The First international Vertical Dance Laboratory
Created on Retouramont company’s initiative in 2014, the Vertical Dance Forum is an artist-driven platform composed of 7 European and International Vertical Dance companies : Il Posto (Italy), – Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre (Ireland) – Gravity & Levity (UK) – Histeria Nova (Croatia)- Aeriosa (Canada) – Retouramont (France). Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence VDKL (Wales).
The Vertical Dance Forum gathers to exchange and reflect on its practice in all its artistic, teaching and technical diversity.
Our approach aims to increase the appreciation and recognition of this art form, while respecting the safety it requires, in order to share it with everyone: artists, institutions and the public.
Histeria Nova ©Stipe SuraThis is the first time that vertical dance creators have formally come together to exchange, learn from each other, work collaboratively and act collectively towards strengthening the wider vertical dance community and promoting this art form across a larger audience.
Since 2016, the Vertical Dance Forum is co-financed by Créative Europe programme of European Union (cooperation small scale 2017-2019)

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Venues : 
Bibliothèque National de France –  esplanade François Mitterrand ;   La Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque (2r2c) ; La Briqueterie – CDCN Val de Marne ; Salle d’escalade HardBloc à Alfortville ; La Médiathèque d’Architecture et du Patrimoine à Charenton-Le-Pont.

This event is organized with La Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque(2r2c), as part as Festival Temps Danse #3 –
www.2r2c.coop,  La Bibliothèque nationale de Francela Briqueterie CDCN du Val de Marne. 
ARTCENA, Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre is supporting the event “Vertical Dance KIT”.
As a communication partner of the event, it also promotes it by producing digital resources and creating multimedia files from documentation on conferences, artists and aesthetics.
197 rue de Paris 94220 Charenton-le-Pont