Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie is an arts organization whose main purpose is to produce and present choreographic works by its choreographer/director Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh. Vo-Dinh’s artistic plan for Le Phare is centered around choreographing.

The Centre chorégraphique’s associated goals include:
— sharing the center through studio hosting and loans;
— organizing the Pharenheit Festival, which will be held in 2021 from January 26 to February 6 in collaboration with Le Volcan — Scène nationale du Havre, the Théâtre des Bains-Douches, Le Tetris, the Conservatoire Arthur Honegger, the Bibliothèque Universitaire and the hôpital Pierre Janet in Le Havre, the Espace Culturel de la Pointe de Caux in Gonfreville l’Orcher, the Théâtre Le Passage in Fécamp, the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie and the FRAC Normandie Rouen in Sotteville-lès-Rouen;
— developing a culture of choreography in Le Havre and throughout Normandie.

As a place devoted to contemporary choreography, Le Phare reaches out into the community, but also guides and accompanies artists as well as audiences, asserting art’s crucial role in our lives. A ‘‘choreo-graphic’’ center is literally a place for ‘writing’ dance which, contrary to theater, is often shaped on site, on the stage itself, written as it is created. This singularity, by which the choreographer is truly an author, is at the core of the Le Phare project.