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Fondation de FranceParc de la Villette

What is it?

Since its creation, Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (IADU) has assisted the development of over a hundred companies across the national territory. IADU is now recognised as a true centre of expertise among professionals.

IADU was launched jointly in 1998 by the Fondation de France and the Parc de la Villette and is a programme which supports the emerging creation of urban dances.

Their artistic excellence is supported by strong commitments on the part of performing arts professionals and the general public

It pursues two objectives:

- encouraging the emergence of this artistic discipline in France
- developing its visibility with professionals

With this viewpoint in mind, IADU has set up different support tools aimed at young choreographers who have a choreographic project and wish to become professionals: guidance from an artistic adviser, coproductions, residences and professional presentations.

The Acsé Caisse des dépôts et consignation have been co-financing the programme since 2007. Support artistic excellence