This autumn several directions of places of creation and dissemination labeled by the Ministry of Culture have been renewed in Île-de-France: Marion Fouilland-Bousquet has been appointed to the Ferme du Buisson, national stage of Marne-la-Vallée, Mehdi Kerkouche at the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, and Matthias Tronqual at the Evry National Stage and the Essonne L'Agora-Desnos. Focus on the journey and priorities of these three personalities.
In turn, manager of the production office at the Volcan, national scene of Le Havre, responsible for communication, then of the production office and general secretary of the national scene of Sète, From January 2016 to July 2021, Marion Fouilland-Bousquet was appointed Director of the Narbonne National Scene to the management of the Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée national stage and took office on November 14, 2022.
Marion Fouilland Bousquet, new director of the Établissement public de coopération culturelle, la Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée national stage © Erwan-Floch
The new director proposes a new direction, placing the Public Institution of Cultural Cooperation at the forefront of social and environmental transformations, so that it becomes a driving force of its territory. His project is part of the history of the place and its relationship to the territory. It is organized around a singular artistic axis combining the performing arts and cinema, with the creation of a festival "Theatre & Cinema".
Marion Fouilland-Bousquet will surround herself with associate artists, favouring collectives rather than individualities. Youth will be a priority of his project, with programming dedicated to children and adolescence. Two projects are highlighted: the mentoring of professionals with young people and the creation of an information and media education program, with Live Magazine, with the aim of social diversity and equal opportunities, to the attention of the secondary schools of the territory.
to register the CCN as a space without borders, in the image of dance
As a child of television and image, passionate about the stage and musical comedy in particular, Mehdi Kerkouche began as a professional dancer before he was 18. His experience of the stage as a dancer confirmed his choreographic vocation.
He teaches at AID, Académie Internationale de la Danse, as well as at Studio Harmonic and Lax Studio in Paris.
Mehdi Kerkouche © Julien Benhamou
Since 2017, it has been developing his company EMKA, faithful support of his projects, with the desire to "connect different bodies and styles around an energetic and poetic gesture". During the first lockdown, the clarity of his expression and his artistic strength earned him a viral success on social networks.
In the fall of 2020, he was invited by Aurélie Dupont to sign the play ET SI for the dancers of the Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris while Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse more recently hosted the third edition of its festival ON DANSE CHEZ VOUS.
Today, in addition to creating for artists and engaging with associations, he is preparing with EMKA his new creation PORTRAIT that will open the 31st Suresnes Cités Danse festival early next year.
Mehdi Kerkouche wishes to register the Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne as a space without borders, in the image of dance, a horizon open to all types of diversity without restriction and connected to all stories and plural identities. This mindset, at the heart of its commitment, will create the conditions for an engaged and inclusive project.
On 1 January 2023, Mehdi Kerkouche will succeed Mourad Merzouki as director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne.
the relationship between art and the public
Matthias Tronqual is appointed Director of Essonne Agora-Desnos National Stage from 1 January 2023.
He has made the relationship between art and the public the focus of his career. He has been particularly interested in the links between youth and art and culture and has developed innovative devices in arts and cultural education, like the Youth Council he designed at MC93.
© Matthias Tronqual /dr
At the time of the prefiguration and opening of the Centquatre in Paris, he developed the pedagogical project, in charge of young and school audiences between 2008 and 2009. He then redesigned the entire educational policy of the Jeu de Paume and created a training cycle in the history of photography and modern and contemporary visual arts as head of the educational service until 2011.
In 2012, he was in charge of programming the exhibition and activity spaces of the Children’s Gallery or Studio 13/16 and curated exhibitions such as that of Valérie Mrejen entitled "Portraits de famille".
Alongside director Hortense Archambault since 2015 at the Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, as Director of Cultural Development and Audiences and then as Secretary General, he had the mission to develop the cultural project and its "Fabrique d'expériences", a veritable laboratory of encounters and forms between audiences, inhabitants and artists. In particular, he designed and piloted the renovation of the MC93’s lobby in a Social Design issue.
A historian by training, Matthias Tronqual has developed research around the history of minorities and the recognition of their memory within the national narrative through a master’s degree at the École pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, in contemporary religious history and the history of photography, or as a visiting scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.