Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Christian Favier, President of the Departmental Council of Val-de-Marne and Michel Lefeivre, President of La Briqueterie, approved the appointment of Sandra Neuveut to the management of La Briqueterie, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National (CDCN) du Val-de-Marne located in Vitry-sur-Seine, as of January 1, 2021.

Sandra Neuveut entered dance through practice, at the Conservatoire d'Avignon, then at the Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN) in Montpellier. A triple course of higher education in public law, local government administration and performing arts, is the foundation of his commitment to public service and aesthetic openness.

She began her career at the Fellini Media Library in Montpellier and then at the Music & Dance Association in Languedoc-Roussillon, where she led the Itinéraire de la danse operation, a dissemination and awareness program for contemporary dance. From 2002, she led a mission within the CCN of Montpellier to design projects related to National Education, while accompanying the projects of choreographers Laurent Pichaud, Laure Bonicel and Boris Charmatz. The collaboration with the latter will last for the next 15 years, as administrator of the company Edna until 2009 and then as managing director of the Musée de la danse - CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne until 2018. Until very recently, missions of artistic advice, the coordination of festivals or the steering of projects for youth, especially for the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, have enriched his professional career. 

Sandra Neuveut’s project, entitled La Briqueterie, a space for shared artistic experiences, is fuelled by issues such as parity, sustainable development and dialogue between art and society. He pays particular attention to the accompaniment of artists, the conditions of production of choreographic works and their broad sharing with the populations. Taking ownership of the long history of the Biennale de Danse du Val-de-Marne, an emblematic event and space for the discovery of major choreographers such as Maguy Marin, Odile Duboc or Angelin Preljocaj, Sandra Neuveut proposes to continue a remarkable partnership in network, combining the programming of works of choreographic heritage with an emerging creation. European-wide cooperation will also remain a key focus of the CSCN project. Sandra Neuveut’s ambition will focus on youth, through the professional integration of young performers and choreographers, but also through the prism of artistic and cultural education projects.

Sandra Neuveut succeeds Daniel Favier, Director of the CDCN from 2010 to 2020, who was able to place the Briqueterie in an important European dynamic. The minister would like to thank him for the amount of work that has been done.