Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, in full agreement with François Rebsamen, Mayor of Dijon and President of Dijon metropolis, Marie-Guite Dufay, President of the Regional Council of Burgundy Franche-Comté, and Andrée Bonnery, President of the association Art-Danse Bourgogne, gave its approval to the appointment of Frédéric Seguette to the direction of Art-Danse Bourgogne, Centre de développement chorégraphique national (CDCN) de Dijon et de Bourgogne Franche-Comté. He will take up his duties on 1er january 2019.

Born in Paris in 1965, Frédéric Seguette studied contemporary dance at the Centre national de Danse contemporaine d'Angers (1985-1986) and began his career as a dancer-performer who led him to collaborate until 2017 with the choreographers Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz or Raimund Hogue. He also works as a creative assistant for choreographic works such as "Légendes" (Stéphanie Aubin) in 2007, "Ma visite guidée" (Xavier Le Roy) in 2013, and "Gala" (Jérôme Bel) in 2015.

In parallel with his artistic career, he created in 2007 at the Potager du Roi in Versailles, the Festival Plastique Danse Flore, a project bringing together choreographic art and visual arts in the public space. In this same direction, in 2014 he initiated the creation of the network Our common places, bringing together seven structures developing in France artistic projects investing public spaces, nature, or gardens.

Entitled “Ouverture”, Frédéric Seguette’s project for the CDCN aims to bring people together with the territory and its people, and to reflect on dance that is located and invested in a multiplicity of urban, landscape and rural spaces.

To carry out its action, the new management and the team of the CDCN will soon be established in a place made available by the City of Dijon in the heart of the district of Grésilles, located in priority area City Policy. This important step in the history of the CDCN opens new perspectives for a strengthened presence of choreographic art in the territory, and the establishment of innovative projects for all citizens.

The project of Frédéric Seguette succeeds in the history of the CDCN to that of Jérôme Franc, director of the CDCN from 2008 to 2018, whose action at the head of the establishment the Minister wishes to commend.