KLAP Maison pour la danse Marseille (FR)

EDN membership

Full member

Year of foundation

2011

Artistic director

Michel Kelemenis

Guiding principles

To put artistic creation at the art of each action, KLAP fosters opportunities for choreographic research, artistic creation for artists at various stages of their development and by inviting local and international companies to avail of the space. It supports a diversity of experience and aesthetique styles and encourages public engagement through work-in-progress sharings and education programmes.

Building description

KLAP offers 3 studios of varying size and function having the flexibility to cater for a range of uses :

  • The creation space (240 persons) – is a residency space for visiting companies that is equipped with production areas, grills and scenic materials. It offers the technical conditions necessary to complete creations, present public sharings and to host performances.
  • The small studio (40 persons) – is specifically dedicated to continuing education, amateur practice and educational awareness programmes.
  • The large studio (90 persons) – is primarily used for rehearsals of new works and long-term residencies. It can welcome the public for intimate presentations and for works-in-progress, public sharings.

The Resource center is a place for learning about local, national and international choreographic events. It provides a station for consulting videos linked to Numéridanse, Maison de la Danse Lyon’s comprehensive digital database and archive of contemporary dance. A documentation area is available to professionals.

History

KLAP Maison pour la danse was built by the City of Marseille in response to an initiative by choreographer Michel Kelemenis.

Related content

Video presentation of the project and the building

More information

www.kelemenis.fr

5 avenue Rostand
F 13003 Marseille
France
Tel: +33 (0) 4 96 11 11 20