The CCNR offers long-term amateur projects. 

We want to engage participants to practice, explore, feel, and open their imagination.

CCNR ball
Saturday February 5, 2022


An evening in which you are both the hosts
and the main actors!

Le Bal du CCNR

Every year, CCNR invites young and old alike to celebrate dance at a grand festive ball in which you are both the hosts and the leading actors!

The concept is simple: over the course of an evening, professional dancers invite members of the public to dance several sequences created by big names in the world of dance. You don’t need to be an experienced dancer: the only thing that matters is your desire to dance!

The next edition of The Ball will be created by Thibault Desaules, dancer of the CCNR’s company and choreographer of Brasero. See you on February 5, 2022, in the MJC Ô Totem of Rillieux-la-Pape!

Call for participants

Become a Ball Supermaster!

January 15 + 16, 2022 : during a preparatory workshop, dancers from the CCNR’s company and young ensemble YuPi will teach you choreographic sequences that you will dance during the Ball.

Free entry by reservation only:
Adriana Falcone
04 72 01 12 30



20 amateurs involved into the creation of a choreographic project

Brasero © Paoline Sotar

In 2021, the association Danser Sans Frontières (DSF) and the CCNR offered to 20 amateurs the opportunity to take part in a participatory and intergenerational choreographic creative project led by Thibault Desaules: Brasero.

With the aim to build together a piece from each other’s personalities; the group meets regularly at the CCNR studio. In the end, Brasero is presented on various occasions: On June 27th and July 3rd, 2021, in the Velette schoolyard in Rillieux-la-Pape, then on July 5th, 2021, in Lyon as part of the Tout l’monde dehors festival.

“Play a role, a caricature. We all have our habits, in our daily life, in our work, in our relationships with others. Our body language adapts to it. Can we, in this infinite omniscience, rethinking our habits and giving ourselves the opportunity to do things differently? We are all influenced by codes and standards, we will revisit with pleasure.

For this work process, I want to have a transparent and direct exchange with the participants, that we build the piece together through improvisation and everyone’s curiosity. I will bring the sketches and you will fill them with your colors through your personal experiences. Let’s have fun :-)”  

— Thibault Desaules

See you outside!

Brasero was presented on

Sunday June 27th at 4 p.m 
Velette School in Rillieux-la-Pape

Saturday July 3rd at 6 p.m
Velette School in Rillieux-la-Pape as part of the Cocotte festival

Monday July 5th at 7 p.m + 8.30 p.m
Jeanne Jugan park (Lyon 3) as part of Tout l’monde dehors !



Transmission of Yuval Pick’s creation to amateurs

As part of the « Danse en amateur et répertoire » program, the Un p’tit R de danse association decided to cover Yuval Pick’s piece, Folks. With this project, the group desires to develop the sense of the collective and highlight individual qualities of each performer.

Motivated by the idea of collective and the desire to share projects, the association Un p’tit R de danse was created in 2017 in Avignon. More than a just a technical class, the members had the opportunity to create a group that would meet during choreographic workshops where improvisation, direction and instant composition would hold an important place. It is a way for everyone to develop their outlook on the world, their musicality and the encounter with others. The group meets weekly and regularly presents small or large forms in public space.

Committed into the gesture, the rhythm and its inscription in space, Folks is inspired by Israeli folk dances. It is made up of ruptures and recaptures, constantly in the process of reconstituting a balance in movement. For this piece, Yuval Pick was interested in being together. It was this idea that particularly appealed to the association and guided the choice of the piece.

Folks is a single 37-minute sequence, made for 7 dancers. The extract chosen for the group is an adaptation for 11 dancers which corresponds to the first 15 minutes of the original piece. The transmission is led by one of the performers of the play, Lazare Huet.

See you at the theater!

An extract of Folks will be presented at a national meeting during spring 2023.

Past projects


Go back in time?

Flower crack concrete
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Dîtes Rillieux
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Au bord du vif
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