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Describing itself as a "center for artistic dynamics," this converted warehouse on the banks of the Canal St-Martin prides itself on nurturing up-and-coming artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers, and offers residencies to a chosen few who work in studios on the premises. The packed program includes lots of soirées, or dance parties, with an emphasis on electronic music, though plain old experimental rock is represented as well. Dance concerts, art expositions, and discussion forums are also on the agenda.  There is a suitably downscale-hip quayside bar and restaurant, with a rooftop terrace in nice weather.