january 2012
16 p.

This research on French theatrical and choreographic companies deals with the link between the distribution of their different activities and the structure of their ressources, whether monetary or non monetary. It is based both on two samples and the material available on the subject. We highlight how the region in which they are established along with the establishments without any national label are important for their development. We make clear the central role but also the paradoxical situation of the companies in the current performing arts value chain. We provide arguments in favour of a necessary new structural reconfiguration of the private/public relationship through which this value chain has particularly developed itself since the end of the 20th century.