Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication, in full agreement with Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes, and with the unanimous support of Jacques Auxiette, President of the Pays de la Loire region and Philippe Grosvalet, President of the Departmental Council of Loire Atlantique, gave his approval to the appointment of Ambra Senatore as director of the Centre chorégraphique national (CCN) of Nantes, as of January 1, 2016, to succeed Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche.

Born in Turin in 1976, Ambra Senatore trained with great personalities of dance such as Carolyn Carlson, Dominique Dupuy or Bill T. Jones. Doctoral student in contemporary dance in Italy, she continues and publishes her research. It has recently established its company in France and offers a dance full of humour that met with an immediate welcome from French programmers, as evidenced by its recent program at the Théâtre de la Ville in February 2015.
Ambra Senatore’s project for the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, «De l'humain à la danse, de la danse à l'humain», opens up new perspectives for dialogue and meetings with local actors.
In her search for a dance that meets audiences, Ambra Senatore emphasizes the human relationship, leaving room for fragility, doubt, criticism and sharing. A dance inspired by life.
Fundamentally oriented towards the other, she is committed to reaching out to all audiences by creating works adapted to all types of spaces.
His project, voluntarily registered in the territory and which brings together the actors, also carries a strong ambition of international openness.
From creation to citizens, the public is at the heart of Ambra Senatore’s project.
Created in 1992, the CCN of Nantes is part of an interregional dynamic, stake of the Nantes metropolis and the Pays de Loire region.
It was run from its foundation by Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche who did a remarkable job.
The jury unanimously praised the quality of the files and the commitment of the five candidates who all presented singular artistic approaches and multiple tracks to revisit the project of this choreographic center.
Paris, 10 July 2015