RENCONTRES DU TAPIS VERT (LALACELLE ORNE NORMANDIE)

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Tapis Vert is located in the Normandie-Maine Regional Natural Park and sponsored by the Department of Orne and the urban community of Alençon, 

Tapis Vert is a private place made available for hosting internships, residences, circus projects, seminars. The Association "Rencontres du Tapis Vert", programs all cultural activities.

We offer guest housing, 3 dance studios, a 4-pole circus tent with a seating capacity of 400, 10 pianos, and a complete sound system and lighting equipment.

Organisation founded in

1982

Brief description of residency program

Tapis Vert offers artistic residencies for circus companies, clowns, traditional and innovative music groups (rehearsals, recordings, jam sessions, concerts…) and dance companies, to name a few. We host adozen of residencies each year.

We also organize and host workshops for musicians, dancers, circus performers amounting to 15 projects per year.

In the international area, the "Tapis Vert" develops exchanges with different countries, especially in the Balkan area ranging from Iran and Turkey to Greece and Croatia. We have also welcomed Washington University students  from St Louis, Missouri.
 
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/tapis.vert

Residency program since

2006

Disciplines and media
  • Educational Programmes
  • Animation
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Circus Clown
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Hotel or Guest House

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Sponsored by the Department of Orne and the urban community of Alençon for circus projects. Some projects can be supported by the Ministry of Culture and the European Community Offered by TAPIS VERT : accommodation, rehearsal space, technical assistance. 2 Reherseal spaces12x8 m. (Wooden floor) 1 Rehearsal Space : 10X6 m (Wooden floor) 1 4-pole circus tent with a seating capacity of 400 (Wooden floor) 10 pianos : Steingräber, Yamaha, Rönish, Erard, Pleyel, ... AUDIO Amplifier Lacoustic LA4 Loudspeaker 12XT Monitor actif TAPCO S-8 Mix Table : Mackie Onyx1620 with Fire Card OPT Yamaha 01V96 Microphones : 2 AKG C414 BLXII + 4 Neumann KM184 + pieds SENN PM210T CD + tape recorder  TASCAM CDA 500. Revox A88 LIGHTING EQUIPEMENT: Console ELARA DMX WIRE PC 500W 1000W et 2000W PAR 500 W VIDEO Video projector Benq et Panasonic PT-VX-600 Screen 5mx3m

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Musical Instruments
  • Circus equipment : juggling, trapeze, wire,
  • Library
Number of studios

3

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Wheelchair

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Persian
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Rail way station : Alençon (200 km from Paris)

By car

200 km from PARIS
130 km from MONT ST MICHEL

Contact information

RENCONTRES DU TAPIS VERT (LALACELLE ORNE NORMANDIE)
Le Tapis Vert
61320 LALACELLE
France

letapisvert@gmail.com
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/tapis.vert

Phone: (33) (0)233273834

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