Nationally: Supporting and producing artistic work

Among the different players in Luxembourg’s choreographic sector, TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois is the country’s leading organisation for contemporary dance. Supported by the Ministry of Culture, it fulfils several roles on a nationwide basis:

– Supporting and producing artistic work:
Appointed by the Ministry of Culture, TROIS C-L has responsibility for managing the financial aid allocated each year for choreographic projects in Luxembourg (for emerging and established artists);

– Developing a contemporary dance network:
TROIS C-L runs the network devoted to contemporary dance in Luxembourg with the aim of developing a high degree of « cultural coverage », offering a demanding and varied artistic programme in the country;

– Providing continuing professional training:
TROIS C-L offers professional dancers and choreographers a high-quality programme including daily professional classes, master classes and special training;

– Raising awareness among the general public of contemporary dance in its most diverse forms.
On the third of each month TROIS C-L organises the « 3 du TROIS », an outstanding cultural event with a multidisciplinary artistic programme seeking to rethink or question society and the choreographic arts. For the general public, this provides a unique opportunity to discover the world of contemporary dance from various perspectives, during discussions with the guest artists. TROIS C-L proposes amateur dance classes and courses for the public, to enable them to take their experience as a viewer one stage further by trying these artistic activities for themselves.

Internationally: Presenting and promoting choreographers abroad

As a Luxembourg-based centre for contemporary dance, TROIS C-L works to support professional choreographers and dancers by making the promotion of their work beyond national borders one of its core activities. Its work in this field is intended to put artists and venues in touch with one another, thereby facilitating the touring of their choreographic work. TROIS C-L consequently takes part in major festivals and professional events in the contemporary dance sector in Europe (Biennale de la danse in Lyon, Kunsten Festival in Bruxelles and the Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf).

The goal pursued by TROIS C-L is to develop an ambitious programme providing artists with opportunities to achieve greater visibility in their artistic work outside Luxembourg.

Means and resources deployed: Networks, cross-border cooperation initiatives and artist residency programmes

TROIS C-L’s mission where international promotion is concerned is focused on three areas:

– Networking:
TROIS C-L is involved in numerous regional and international networks. This is the case with the European Aerowaves network (supported by the European Union’s cultural programme « Creative Europe », it has 45 partners from 33 European countries) or the cross-border Grand Luxe network, aimed at improving cooperation between several dance spaces in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. The partners concentrate upon establishing a support and professionalization programme for artists;

– International cooperation projects:
TROIS C-L is the main stakeholder where Luxembourg’s contemporary dance scene is concerned internationally, and enjoys excellent relationships with numerous organisations in Europe and beyond;

– International artist residency exchanges:
TROIS C-L is heavily involved in developing artist residency exchanges with numerous European partners. For several years it has run exchange programmes enabling choreographers to collaborate with other artists and get feedback and plenty of time and space to create work.

Skill set

  • contemporary dance
  • professional classes
  • workshops
  • beginners classes
  • events
  • exhibitions
  • networking