The Val-de-Marne General Council was the primary funding source for La Briqueterie, alongside the national and regional governments within the scope of the 2007-2013 projects contract. Operations are funded by the DRAC, the region and the city of Vitry-sur-Seine.
The Choreographic Development Centre du Val-de-Marne which occupies La Briqueterie has over 30 years of experience and pursues the following mission:
Support for choreographic creation through co-production contributions and/or loan of studios. The three companies in artistic residence for 2013 are: Brigitte Seth and Roser Montlló Guberna, Gilles Verièpe and Anne Collod.
Promotion of choreographic art through diffusion and communication work designed to reach a wide audience. This includes the “Biennale festival” and co-operation at many levels. On the regional level with theatres and partner structures; national level with the network of Choreographic Development Centres; international level with European projects such as Métamorphoses backed by the European Union Culture programme. These many events bring together French and foreign companies, renowned artists and up-and-coming talent.
Awareness-raising and identification through awareness-raising actions aimed at amateurs (educational kit, classes, workshops…) and participative projects throughout the area.With the Les Plateaux platform and thematic classes, La Briqueterie is also a resource for professionals and informed audiences.
The CDC du Val-de-Marne has been publishing the journal Repères since 2003. This dance journal serves as a space for reflection and communication. It provides food for thought and brings light to bear on attitudes toward dance.
La Briqueterie is a place of synergy based on cooperation as a tool for transformation. As such it contributes to research projects and works with experimental laboratories on related degrees including the Paris 8 university degree ‘Techniques du corps and monde du soin’, the CNRS ‘Labodance’ based on dance and neuroscience and the Paris 1 ‘Art & Flux’ programme.
Headed by Daniel Favier since 2009, La Briqueterie is bodies-in-movement space in continuous relation with its surroundings where new modes of work and new relations between art and society are forged.