CDC – Centre de Dévelopement Chorégraphique Toulouse (FR)

EDN membership

Full member. Founding member of the association in May 2009

Year of foundation


Artistic director

Corinne Gaillard

Guiding principles

The notion of “development” is the driving force of CDC.  Development applies to: creation (of artistic residencies, production), professional training (Extensions  – a two year training programme), and enabling a culture of choreography for audiences. Every year, the CDC Toulouse co-produces and offers residencies to a dozen artistic teams. It operates as an executive producer for several companies, who benefit from links with A-CDC network members and with other European networks.

During the performance seasons and the festival C’est de la Danse Contemporaine, the programme blends new forms of creation with touchstone works from 20th century dance, thereby consolidating the public’s choreography culture.

Building description

The CDC Toulouse infrastructure consists of one studio of 250 m² with 100 seat capacity, a rehearsal studio of 150 m²,  7 residential rooms with bathroom and work space facilities and a fully equipped kitchen.

In 2015, the CDC Toulouse plans to celebrate its 20th anniversary  by inaugurating the Cité de la Danse with a performance hall and studios situated in the heart of Toulouse’s historic quarter La Grave.


CDC Toulouse is part the national network of choreographic development centre A-CDC Association des Centres de Développement Chorégraphique in France. CDC Toulouse was the first of 9 CDC dancehouses to be created.

More information

5, avenue Etienne Billières
31300 Toulouse
Tel: +33 (0)5 61 59 98 78