The present Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine is one of the best companies in France. Based in Nancy since 1978, it previously operated under a series of other names. It has been directed by Petter Jacobsson since 2011, and is dedicated to contemporary choreographies while also maintaining a rich repertoire that encompasses modern dance history and some of the most acclaimed choreographers of our time. CCN functions as an art centre and place for research, experiment and artistic creation. It is a platform open to a variety of disciplines, a space in which many visions of dance meet.