Collectif Fair/e
Collectif Fair-e © Yann Peucat Puzzle

Fair/e Collective, at the head of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne

We give pride of place to emerging artists and wish to initiate, produce and support quality projects.

At the helm of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne since 2019, the Fair/e collective is committed to the promotion of authorial, contemporary and innovative dance. Committed to representing the diversity and singularity of each pathway, it seeks to introduce a composite audience to urban performances. 

From 15 to 19 June 2022, the Institut français organises a Dance Focus, bringing together professionnels from this field, with the Fair/e Collective. 

Updated on 09/02/2023

5 min

Composed of six dancers, Bouside Ait Atmane, Iffra Dia, Johanna Faye, Linda Hayford, Saïdo Lehlouh and Ousmane Sy, and two producers, Céline Gallet and Marion Poupinet, the Fair/e collective aims to reflect a new generation of choreographers. Influenced by hip hop, it seeks to highlight a dance by an author at the heart of a contemporary approach, representative of modern France. In January 2019, it became the first collective to run a label and thus took over the helm of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne. 

While they imagine Brittany as a land of experimentation, the members of the collective explain their own name by a desire to be anchored in reality. Thanks to their investment in the urban space, they approach audiences through performances that salute the singularity of each individual. Over the course of ten works, they have explored territories far from the norm. For the 2021-2022 season, two new creations are proposed by Linda Hayford and Johanna Faye, Recovering and INNER

Through the Fair/e collective, its members represent the multicultural richness of France in their pieces. Eager to break codes and restore bonds, they invent innovative practices and works, where our world is projected into an urban universe. In order to stimulate future creators, they work on a re-reading of their own craft by elaborating the sum of their respective influences and backgrounds. 

With a thirst for diversity, the Fair/e collective invites us to share a passion that is self-taught, which mixes contrasts and nuances to encourage artistic experimentation. In its quest for universality, it combines a range of aesthetics to showcase its vision of the world and give rise to a new desire for poetic creation. Driven by this desire to stage the plurality of their worlds, the members of the Fair/e collective defend values of tolerance and exchange, where dance unites bodies and minds. 

A few months after taking over the direction of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, the Fair/e collective took part in the month of urban cultures in Ecuador in September 2019. Alongside local artists and the YZ company, it was committed to introducing different urban dance aesthetics to audiences from all walks of life. In constant movement, it has also performed throughout Brittany, the Paris region and Belgium with the desire to reach a diverse audience. 

On a national and international scale, the Fair/e collective supports independent artists between self-taught momentum and the underground sector. With the aim of disseminating and transmitting modern and daring dance, its members multiply their actions towards young people and create committed professional integration mechanisms. 

  • 2018


    The Fair/e collective is appointed to head the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne.

  • 2019


    The collective's auteur dance is showcased in Quito, Ecuador, during the month of urban cultures.

  • 2020


    The collective launches a dance festival in Rennes, in partnership with the cultural centre Le Triangle.

  • 2022


    Première of two new creations, Recovering and INNER, by Linda Hayford and Johanna Faye.

The Institut français and the Fair/e Collective

From 15 to 19 June 2022, the Institut français organises a Dance Focus with the Fair/e Collective. 

Focus is a major influence plan for artistic scouting to feed the programmes of prescribing foreign partners and to contribute to better distribution of French artists. 

Find out more about the Focus 

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