Applied research

« From quill to image »
Supported by the Centre National de la Danse


Parting from a desire to pass on « la belle danse » to a new generation of professional dancers, this project intergrates as well the aim to pursue the research of the choreographic corpus of the 17th and 18th century. Following up Francine Lancelot’s work, the applied research and the analysis will be undertaken by approaching it in the chronological order of its appearance.

The content

During the workshop we will deciphe the choreographic scores, memorise them and look for an interpretation that is the most true possible to the notation. We will offer an arm ornamentation and will then film. The recording is necessary to analyze the worked collection.
After the Feuillet and Pécour’s recueils from 1700 to the beginning of1704, we will read, examine and mostly dance the next choreographies,Entrées de Ballet de Pécour published from 1704 by Feuillet, following the succession written in Francine Lancelot’s catalogue, from reference : 1704.1/02 (Entrée pour une femme, de Pécour).

Who this is directed to

  • To professional baroque dancers – freelance or part of a company in France or abroad
  • To researchers in the field of dance (spectators)


  • The CND
  • The association for a Research Centre on the Performing Arts of the 17th and 18th century
  • The musician François Lazarevitch, director of the ensemble Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien


Centre National de la Danse, 1 rue Victor Hugo à Pantin, Métro Hoche

Workshops with the shared resposibility of Irène Ginger and Marie-Geneviève Massé

Participation including the entry fee for the L’Éventail association:
20€ for the first session, 6€/day for the following sessions
Download the membership form (in French)

Calendar season 2014‐2015

le  30 octobre 2014 de 13h30 à 21h30
le  31 octobre de 9h30 à 17h30

le  28 novembre de 13h30 à 21h30
le  29 novembre de 9h30 à 17h30

le  19 décembre de 13h30 à 21h30
le  20 décembre de 9h30 à 17h30

le  30 janvier 2015 de 13h30 à 21h30
le  31 janvier de 9h30 à 17h30

le  13 février de 13h30 à 21h30
le  14 février de 9h30 à 17h30

le  13 mars de 13h30 à 21h30
le  14 mars de 9h30 à 17h30

le  24 avril de 13h30 à 21h30
le  25 avril de 9h30 à 17h30

le  7 mai de 13h30 à 21h30
le  8 mai de 9h30 à 17h30


Compagnie de Danse l’Éventail
32 rue Gambetta
F-72 300 Sablé sur Sarthe
+33 2 43 95 26 14 / +33 9 75 50 39 80