In agreement with the city of Tours, the Centre region and the department of Indreet-Loire, Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, announces the appointment of Thomas Lebrun as director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours.

Choreographer and performer, Thomas Lebrun danced for the
choreographers Bernard Glandier, Daniel Larrieu, Christine Bastin, Christine
Jouve, before founding the company Illico in 2000. His writing combines a
precise dance with assertive theatricality.

Since 2005 he has been associate artist at the Development Center
choreographic - Dance in Lille, fully involved in its activities at
audiences. His productions have been accompanied by
Festival of International Choreographic Encounters of

His project for the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours is guided by
the affirmation of all contemporary dances and openness to
possible dialogues between dance and music.

He will take up his duties as Director on 1 January 2012, succeeding
Bernardo Montet.