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Compagnie Dernière Minute
3 Bis Rue Boilly
31300 Toulouse - France


Le Jour de la Danse - Toulouse (FR)
Bibliothèque d’étude et du patrimoine
Saturday 03 october 2020 at 03:00 pm & 06:00 pm


The dance is demanding, precise and sophisticated but is primitive at first, naive, free, intuitive, crazy. It is a natural and universal language of the human body. It is a reflection, positioning, revealing the body in the social, philosophical, religious and economic field. Dancing is also a political thought and a political action.

1362performances, 42countries
the association

The company dernière minute was founded when Pierre Rigal created his solo Erection on the 21st November 2003, and follows his work ever since.
His plays are at the intersection of theatre, circus, music, visual and fine arts, mime, and of course dance. Pierre Rigal is constantly looking to weave links between these different arts. The preoccupation of body and movement is at the chore of the inspiration and language of his pieces. Dance becomes a tool at the service of various themes. The notion of Future in the wider sens seams to particularly lead the whole of his creative work.

Pierre Rigal is associated to the Maison de la Culture of Bourges since September 2015.

Board of the company :
President : Dzu Lê Liêu
Secretary : Line Chassagne

Administration of the company :
Artistic Director : Pierre Rigal
Deputy Director : Sophie Schneider
Production Manager : Nathalie Vautrin
Production Assistant : Pauline Gabarrou

References :

Paris :
Théâtre de la Ville-Les Abbesses, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Théâtre National de Chaillot, La Villette, le Centquatre, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Le Monfort théâtre, International Visual Theater, Les Arènes de Montmartre, Le Silencio-Club, Les Bouffes du Nord, Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine- St-Denis, Théâtre Gérard Philipe de Saint-Denis, Théâtre Jean-Vilar - Suresnes, Opéra de Paris - Palais Garnier, Musée Picasso, Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

London :
London Mime Festival, Gate Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Center

Toulouse Métropole :
Théâtre National de Toulouse, Théâtre Garonne, Théâtre Sorano, l’Université Toulouse 1, Odyssud à Blagnac, L’Escale à Tournefeuille,

Pierre Rigal

Born in 1973 in Moissac, France.
Top athlete, specialist in 400m and 400m steeple races, Pierre Rigal obtained a degree in mathematical economics at the university of social sciences of Toulouse, then a bachelor’s degree in cinema at the superior school of audiovisual in Toulouse.
While he was training as a dancer, he met choreographers such as Heddy Maalem, Bernardo Montet, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacera Belaza, Philippe Découflé and stage directors such as Mladen Materic and Guy Alloucherie.
In 2002 he was part of the company Gilles Jobin for the creation of the piece Under Construction and the revival of The Moebius Strip (2003-2006).
At the same time, he worked as a director for video clips and documentary films, such as Balade à Hué that he directed in 2001 for the french broadcasting channel France 3.
In November 2003, Pierre Rigal founded the company dernière minute, conceived and performed his first play erection co-directed with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.

In June 2005, he performed for the choreographer Ariry Andriamoratsiresy in the solo Dans la peau d’un autre for the program ‘Vif du sujet’ produced by the SACD / Montpellier Danse.
In October 2006 he created the play arrêts de jeu with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.
In May 2007 he took part in the event ‘comme un été’ at the Théatre National of Toulouse by presenting La mort est vivante a photo-photographic installation.
In February 2008, he was commissioned by the London Gate Theatre to create and perform a new solo : press and at the end of 2008 he created the solo que serai-je serai-je for the dancer Mélanie Chartreux who won the national competition of ‘Talents Danse Adami’.
In 2009, he created asphalte a hip-hop theatre play for the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse and for the Maison de la Danse of Lyon.
During the 2010 Avignon festival, he presented micro which was then hosted at the Théatre Vidy-Lausane in January 2011 for development and creation of the final version.
In July 2011 he directed the video clip Give me a light taken from the show micro.
In February 2012, he created standards, a piece for 8 hip-hop dancers for the 20 year anniversary of the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, the longer version was developed for the Marseille Festival in June 2012. That same year, he created théâtre des opérations a piece for 9 Korean dancers at the LG Arts Center in Seoul. The play then came to Europe at the Festival d’Automne in Normandy and at the Théatre du Rond-Point in Paris.
In 2013, Pierre collaborated with Jean-Michel Ribes for the revival of Théatre sans animaux and Emmanuel Daumas for the play Anna, by specifically working on the comedians’ movement.
In July 2013 he created bataille for the Avignon Festival, a piece for Hassan Razak and Pierre Cartonnet for the program Sujets à Vif. The full version of this duo was created on the 2nd of December 2013 at the Douai Hippodrome for the festival Les Multipistes.
Concurrently to this Pierre Rigal regularly gives workshops in different institutions, particularly at the Korean National Dance Company of Seoul or at the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg.

  Nihil Bordures

For the company, composed the music for Press & Standards
1964 Born in Cahors
2004 Composed the music for Shot/ Direct by the MXM Collective
2006 Composed the music for Getting Attention by C.Rauck
2007 Composed the music for Electronic city by the MXM Collective
2011 Composed the music for Sun by the MXM Collective
2013 Created Confidences (sound portraits)
2013 Composed the music for Tête haute by the MXM Collective
2014 Composed the music for Pulvérisés by J.Nichet, A.Guillet
2015 Created the music for Nobody by C.Teste / MXM Collective

  Elena Borghese

For the company, performs in Arrêts de Jeu
1976 Born in Saint-Etienne
1999 to 2005 Dancer for the choreographer D.Plassard
2004 Performs for the Bud Blumenthal company (Belgium)
2007 Les Arpenteurs by M. Noiret
2008 Performs in the film Sweat by M. Spängberg and T. Lindstrand
2009 Residency at the Tanzfabrik in Potsdam
2012 Master degree in performing arts
2013 Performs in Cour d’honneur by J.Bel (at the Avignon Festival)
2013 Teacher at the Leonard da Vinci High School in Brussels

  Joan Cambon

For the company, composed the music for Erection, Arrêts de jeu, Salut and sound technician for Micro
1975 Born in Toulouse
2001 First of the 4 albums of the group Arca with Sylvain Chauveau
2008 First collaboration with Laurent Pelly
2009 Composed the music for Sans objet by Aurélien Bory
2010 First of his 3 solo albums
2012 First collaboration with Jean Bellorini
2012 Composed the music for Plexus by Aurélien Bory
2014 Three compositions for film for live concert-screenings with Jean-François Zygel

  Benoît Canteteau

For the company, performs in Arrêts de jeu (took the part over in 2012) and Bataille (having taken over as part replacement in 2015)
1986 Born in Nantes
2008 Professional training at the LIDO in Toulouse (specialising in juggling)
2011 L’Autre Bal by the company La Baraque
2011 Created his company the Group FLUO
2013 Performs for companies La Carnivore, Les Maladroits, Groupe Berthe
2014 First creation of T.R.E.S.E.D.
2015 Choreographer/Dancer in Europe Endless by company Etrange Miroir and part of the project FIRE ! supported by M.Tompkins

  Pierre Cartonnet

For the company, performs in Arrêts de Jeu (having taken over as part replacement in 2007), Bataille and Même
1981 Born in Orléans.
2000 Starts studying at the National School of Circus of Rosny-Sous-Bois (specialising in Chinese pole)
2003 Starts studying at the Professional School for Dramatic Arts in Lille
2005 Joins the 111 Company-Aurélien Bory
2006 Creates his own comedy one man show
2010-2018 Plays in Hamlet, Roméo et Juliette, Lucrèce Borgia, Peer Gynt by D. Bobee

  Loïc Célestin

For the company, sound technician for Erection, Asphalte, Micro, Bataille, Paradis Lapsus, Mobile, Scandale
1978 Born in Agen
1999 Audiovisual BTS degree in sound at the Lycée of Image and Sound of Angoulême
1999-2004 Studio sound technician (Voix du Sud - Astaffort)
2004-2009 Co-founds the label Caroline production (folk artists)
2012 Sound technician at the Sorano and Garonne Theatres (Toulouse)
2014 Training in engineering for live sound diffusion at the INA institute

  Mélanie Chartreux

For the company, performs in Que serai-je serai-je, Arrêts de Jeu (having taken over as part replacement in 2009), Micro, Même, & Merveille. Artistic collaboration and costumes for Press, Asphalte, Standards, Théâtre des opérations, Bataille, Salut, Paradis Lapsus & Scandale
1981 Born in Civray
1999 Part of the winning team in the National Gymnastics Championship.
2001 DEUG diploma in Performing Arts - University of Poitier
2003 Master in Theatre - University of Bordeaux
2007 Takes on a part in Plus ou moins l’infini by Aurélien Bory
2008 Winner of the Rencontres Talents Danse Adami
2008 First collaboration with Pierre Rigal

  Marc de Frutos

For the company, sound technician for Standards since 2013, and Paradis Lapsus
1983 Born in Compiègne
2008 Started working as stage manager in Paris : Centquatre, Théâtre de la ville…
2014 Sound design and touring of Le moral des ménages by Stephanie Cleau
2014 Sound design and touring of 1h23’ 14’’ et 7 centièmes by Jacques Gamblin

  Malik Djoudi

For the company, performs in Micro & Même and composing of the music for Paradis Lapsus
1979 Born in Poitiers
2000 Studied at the Atla school - Paris
2001 Started composing for TV credits
2005 First recordings with the group Moon Pallas
2007 Composed the music for the film Notre univers impitoyable with Sébastien Schuller
2014 Creation of the group Kim Tim and takes part in the Radio Crochet France Inter
2015 Artist in residency at the TAP, National Stage in Poitiers with Kim Tim
2015 Creation of the music for Touch me by Sabine Molenaar
2017 Release of "Un" his first solo album by La Souterraine

  Gwen Drapeau

For the company, performs in Micro, Même & Scandale and composed the music for Paradis Lapsus
1976 Born in La Roche-sur-Yon
1997 STI Electronic Baccalaureate
1998 Studies musicology at the Poitiers University
2000 Creation of the group Varius Funkus
2005 First recordings with the group Moon Pallas
2006 Drums teacher at the Poitiers Conservatory
2014 Creation of the Micro Studio in Poitiers
2014 Creation of the group Kim Tim and takes part in the Radio Crochet France Inter
2015 Artist in residency at the TAP, National Stage in Poitiers with Kim Tim

  George Dyson

For the company, video technician for érection, video creation and technician for Arrêts de jeu, sound technician for Press, spatial sound engineering and technician for Micro, sound and video technician for Theatre of operations
1978 Born in Castelsarrasin
1998 Audiovisual BTS degree in sound at the Lycée of Image and Sound of Angoulême
1999 Creation of the Wonderful Bouygues Studio (music recording)
2003 Soundscape design & engineering for Lynda & Alphonse - Grenier de Toulouse

2013 Professional Certification as Test & Design Electronician

2014 Registration of the trademark Showtronics new “Hardware” concept for live performance sound technicians.
2014 Sound design for Les Misérables - Grenier of Toulouse
2015 Sound and video designer for Véra Ek - Théâtre Tatoo . Sound designer for Le Fantôme de l’Opéra - Grenier de Toulouse
2016 Sound Designer for Les 10 petits nègres - Grenier de Toulouse
2017 The first 2 "BigVCA" by Showtronics units are touring

  Taïcyr Fadel

For the company, dramaturge advisor and researcher for Bataille, Paradis Lapsus & Mobile
1970 Born in Toulouse
2012 Plexus by Aurélien Bory
2013 Azimut by Aurélien Bory
2014 La guerre, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, pas du tout by Mladen Materic
2015 Brouillons by Aurélien Bory
2015 Le Château de Barbe-Bleue / Le Prisonnier by Aurélien Bory

  Julia Flot

For the company, performs in Standards
1988 Born in Montpellier
2008 Traces by Patricia Loubière
2009 Obtains a D.E. degree in jazz dance
2010 Winner of the Juste debout Italy in Hip Hop
2012 Dancer in Abderzak Houmi’s company X-press
2014 Parasites by Sandrine Lescourant

  Adrien Goulinet

For the company, performs in the long version of Standards and toke on a part in Asphalte in October 2012.
1981 Born in Nevers
2003 Training in urban dance with the Malka company
2007 Aphasie by Eric Mézino / Ego company
2009 I want you by Nasser Martin-Gousset
2010 Toke on parts in Agwa and Correria of the Kafig company
2012 With astonishment we note a dog by Robyn Orlin
2013 The Roots by Kader Atou

  Steve Kamseu

For the company, performs in Standards (long version), Scandale and toke on a part in Asphalte in since 2013.
1982 Born in Schiltigheim
2005 Training in Hip-Hop dance at the Professional Training Dance Institute
2006 Winner of the Bajo Battle Star in the Hip-Hop category
2009 Winner of the Just Debout Paris in the Hip-Hop category
2011 Cendrillon musical comedy

  Julien Lepreux

For the company, music composing for Asphalte, Theatre of Operations, Bataille & Paradis Lapsus and performs in Micro and Même
1981 Born in St Michel
2005 First recordings with the group Moon Pallas
2014 Creation of the group Kim Tim and takes part in the Radio Crochet France Inter
2015 Artist in residency at the TAP, National Stage in Poitiers with Kim Tim
2015 Music creation for Strange Fruit by Emmanuel Eggermont
2015 Composing for Touch me by Sabine Molenaar

  Sandrine Lescourant

For the company performs in Standards
1986 Born in Drancy
2010 Winner of Just Debout Italy contest
2012 Winner of the Red Bull Beat it Paris contest
2012 Enveloppes timbrées by Sébastien Lefrançois
2013 Winner of the World of Dance Los Angeles contest
2014 Teacher at Break Anatomy in Salzburg (Austria)
2014 Bliss by Anthony Egéa - Revolution company
2015 Creation of Parasite, her first play as choreographer

  Sylvie Marcucci

For the company, created the costumes for Arrêts de jeu, artistic assistant and costumes for Micro, artistic assistant for Bataille
1965 Born in Perpignan
1987 1st cycle Beaux Arts diploma (Stylist - Dress Designer - Esmod)
1988-1999 Freelance Stylist dress maker, Commercial Stylist and Designer
1999-2015 Costume designer for Mladen Materic, Tg STAN, L’Agit, Groupe Merci, 111Company
2008-2015 Assistant stage director and rehearsal coach for Aurélien Bory

  Sandrine Monar

For the company, performs in Standards (having taken the part over since 2014)
1980 Born in Ivry-sur-Seine
2007 Kirikou & Karaba a musical by Wayne Mc Gregor and Michel Ocelot
2009 I want you by Nasser Martin-Gousset
2010 Restaging of Zoopsie Comedi by the Beau Geste company
2010 Vaduz 2036 by Farid Berki
2012 With astonishement we note a dog by Robyn Orlin
2014Barbe neige et les 7 petits cochons au bois dormant by Laura Scozzi
2014 Fluxus Game by Farid Berki

  Antonio Mvuani

For the company, performs in Scandale, Standards (having taken the part over since September 2014), Asphalte (having taken the part over since February 2016)
1987 Born in Luanda (Angola)
2010 Winner of the Crazy Move battle in Germany
2012 Finalist with Inesteam in the TV show Dance Street on France Ô channel.
2012 Z.H by Bintou Dembele
2013 Winner of the Battle of the Year France, in the 1vs1 category
2015 Winner of the Battle of the Year France, with the group Total Feeling
2015 Winner of the R16 France qualification in the break category

  Gisèle Pape

For the company, lighting technician for Asphalte and Standards and singer in Paradis Lapsus
1982 Born in Belfort
1992-1999 Training as liturgical organist at the Belfort Conservatory
2005 Diploma at the Nation Film School of Louis Lumière
2006 Lighting technician for Salia ni Seydou, Moteurs multiples…
2011 Creation of the company Paule et Paule with stage director Karen Fichelson
2012 Singer performer diploma in contemporary music at the ATLA school in Paris
2013 Guitare diploma at the ATLA school in Paris
2013 First solo concerts under her own name Gisèle Pape
2015 Release of the album Oiseau (5 songs)

  Camille Regneault

For the company, performs in Asphalte, Standards and Paradis Lapsus
1985 Born in Saint-Quentin
1997-1999 Studies Gymnastics in Rouen
2007 Creation of the company Eliôz
2009 Choreograph of the Hip-Hop in Rappelle-toi demain by Patrick Dupont and Laila Da Rocha for the “500 years of the Saint-Quentin Town Hall”
2013 Winner of the Battle B.Girl France in the breakdance category
2014 All Power To The People staged by Mohamed Rouabhi, and choreographed by Hervé Sika
2015 Winner of the Battle of the Year France in the breakdance category
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  Denis Robert

For the company, performs in Même et Bataille (having taken the part over)
1975 Born in Poitiers
1998 Training in contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S
2003 Dancer in M, une pièce moyenne by Maria Clara Villa Lobos
2007 Performer in Xevents by Les Gens d’Uterpan
2009 Dancer in Profit&Loss,one shared object by Martine Pisani / Martin Nachbar
2010 Dancer in ICI by Mylène Benoit / Olivier Normand
2011 Performer in Les nuit Bas Nylons by Jean-Biche
2012 Dancer in Kiss and Cry by Michèle Anne de Mey and Jaco Van Dormael
2014 Actor in Germinal by Antoine Defoort / Halory Goerger

  Juliette Roudet

For the company, performs in Même and Micro (having taken the part over)
1981 Born in Nogent-sur-Seine
1998 First prize at the High Conservatory of Dance of Paris
1999 Starts training at the CNDC-Centre National of Contemporary Dance in Angers
2006 Starts studying at the High Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris
2009 Actress in Yerma by V. Pradal
2011 Dancer-actress in Paroles Gelées by J. Bellorini
2012 Dancer in Portraits by C. Marcadé
2013 Creation of Crush (conception and performing)
2013 Actress in Roméo et Juliette by D. Bobee
2015 Singer-actress in Alice et merveilles with the ONF
2015 Creation of Tonton (script writing and directing of the film)

  Julien Saint-Maximin

For the Company, performs in Asphalte, Standards, Paradis Lapsus and Scandale
1982 Born in Paris
2002 Play Back by Régis Obadia
2005 Winner of the Battle of the Year France and 4th in the International Battle of the Year
2006 FriXion by Lionel Hoche
2007 Le ça, le moi et le surmoi and Ourashima by Sonia Duschesnes
2008 Restaging of Contrepied by the company Black Blanc Beur
2009 De l’autre coté de la penderie by François Berdeaux
2010 Insight by the company Black Blanc Beur
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  Emilie Schram

Pour la compagnie, interprète dans Scandale
1987 Naissance
1992-1999 Formation de 8 ans en Gymnastique Rythmique et Sportive
2006-2012 Interprète pour la Cie Black Blanc Bleur
2010-2012 Interprète pour la Cie X-Press
2012 Tournée mondiale MDNA pour Madonna
2014 Clown pour le spectacle Varekai du Cirque du Soleil

  Crystal Shepherd-Cross

For the company, performs in Même
1994 Starts training at the Bordeaux Conservatory
1999 Maiakovsky, Une Heure Future by Frederic Maragnani
2002 Suite 2 by Philippe Minyana
2005 Paradise by Laurent Laffargue / Daniel Keene
2006 Renaissance (film) by A. De Lapatetière / Christian Volckman
2007 Othello by Shakespeare directed by Ahmed El Attar
2008 Stage directing of Famille(s) Triptyque by Minyana/Renaude/Frechette
2011 Baroufs written by C.Goldoni and directed by Frederic Maragnani
2012 Stage directing of Moi, Michele Mercier, 52 ans, Morte by M.Henry
2013 Anna inspired by Gainsbourg by Emmanuel Daumas

  Frédéric Stoll

For the company, lighting and set designer for Press, Asphalte, Micro, Standards, Theatre of operations, Paradis Lapsus, Mobile, Même, Scandale
1981 University diploma in construction
1982-1989 Industrial designer then photographer
1990 Training in Technical Performing Arts at the ISTS in Avignon, work experience with Matthias Langhoff
1990-2015 worked with Jacques Patarozzi (dance), Gilles Thibaud (puppets), Patricia Ferrara (dance), Jean-Marie Doat (theatre), Mladen Materic (theatre), Aurélien Bory, and the Toulouse Center for Contemporary Dance.

  Nathalie Vautrin

Pour la compagnie, chargée de production depuis 2009
1980 Naissance à Niort
2001 DEUG Arts du Spectacle - Université de Poitiers
2003 Maîtrise médiation culturelle de l’Art - Université de Marseille
2004 Stage de mobilité internationale Cork 2005 (Irlande), Capitale Européenne de la culture
2005-2008 Coordinatrice Festival Les Eclats Chorégraphiques, Région Poitou-Charentes

  Christian Vialaret

Pour la compagnie, monteur-vidéo et assistant répétition sur Même
1982 : Naissance à Castres
2004 : Intègre l’École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel de Toulouse en section infographie-multimédia
2010 : Obtient un master 2 de "réalisation audiovisuelle" section réalisation de l’ESAV
2012 : Co-réalise son premier long métrage documentaire Dédale, un fil vers la démocratie

Design : Lazy Dog - Toulouse
Realisation : Dragon Création CMS+ - Toulouse
  Aurélien Bory

Born in Colmar in 1972
He is the director of the 111 Company, founded in 2000 and settled in Toulouse. Having started as a juggler, Aurélien Bory has developed a singular and hybrid “physical theatre” at the crossroads of various disciplines (theatre, circus, dance, visual arts, music…). He sees the stage as a spatial art and bases a big part of his work on stage design. His most recent plays are Géométrie de caoutchouc (2011) created in Nantes, Sans objet (2009) created in Toulouse and Les sept planches de la ruse (2007) created in China. His shows tour the world, this international recognition started in with Plan B (2003) and Plus ou moins l’infini (2005), both created in collaboration with Phil Soltanoff. Also inspired by dance, Aurélien Bory directed choreographer Pierre Rigal in érection (2003) and Arrêts de jeu (2006). He also conceived two portraits of women, Questcequetudeviens ? (2008) for the flamenco dancer Stéphanie Fuster and Plexus (2012) for the Japanese dancer Kaori Ito. In 2013 when Marseille was European Capital of Culture, he imagined a new project for Moroccan acrobats, Azimut, 10 years after Taoub the founding show of the Acrobatic Group of Tangier.
Aurélien Bory’s plays are animated by questioning space. He can only conceive his theatrical work as “the renewal of shape” and “by leaving space for the spectator’s imagination”.
Aurélien Bory received the Creators Without Boarders prize in 2008.
Since 2011, he is an associate artist of the Grand T theatre in Nantes.

  Hassan Razak

Born in 1983 in Khemisset, Morocco.
He meet Mourad Bouhlali and discovered theatre in 1988.
In 1997 he started acting in plays written by Jarry, Lorca, Michaux, Koltès… And in 2001 acted in Philosophal, a film by Farid Fedjer. Sensitive to rhythm and percussions, he is of the founders of the Onstap Company with which he toured the whole of France. The company’s work is based on the weaving of different forms such as theatre, step : body percussion technics who originated with black american slaves.
Between 2004 and 2005 he trained at the Professional School of Dance in Montpellier then was assistant choreographer to Hamid Ben Mahi (Hors Série Company, in Bordeaux) : Existe, Existe (2006), Faut qu’on parle (Avignon Festival in 2006), On n’oublie pas (2007), La Géographie du Danger (2010).
He also takes part in the launch of art laboratories initiated by the Hors Série Company.
He has worked regularly for the past 10 years with Guy Allouceroe’s HVDZ company, particularly on the project Les Veillées.
In 2007 he created Parce qu’on va pas lâcher, a “percussive duo” with Mourad Boulhali that was played over 250 times in the whole of Europe.
In 2008, Hassan Razak played an acting part in Florent Sauze’s film Trompe l’oeil.
In May 2013 at the Contemporary Dance Center in Avignon called Les Hivernales, he created My God ! a danced questioning of religious traditions and their transmissions.


Compagnie dernière minute is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Occitanie, the region Occitanie and by the City of Toulouse.
For its tours abroad, the company is regularly subsidised by the Institut Français.


The BNP Paribas Foundation accompanied the work of the company from september 2008 to june 2019.