Cria [Cancelled]Alice Ripoll (Rio de Janeiro)06 July
In the labyrinthine favelas of Rio de Janeiro, ten prodigious performers invent small miracles of dance. Emerging from a milieu that is despised or disregarded, Cria radiates with life.
Elenit [Cancelled]Euripides Laskaridis (Athens)08 July
Propelled by a wind turbine, strange fauna led by the incomparable Euripides Laskaridis take the spectator into a world out of time, suspended between dreams and the end of ideals.
Holoscenes [Cancelled]Lars Jan (Los Angeles)10 July
People sitting in a giant aquarium in the middle of Place des Festivals cope with cyclical flooding. An extraordinary visual and visceral experience, Holoscenes questions our ability to respond to chaos.
La reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre (I) [Cancelled]Milo Rau (Ghent + Berlin)12 July
La reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre (I) [Cancelled]
Delving into a sordid news item, Milo Rau, one of the most forceful directors in contemporary theatre, questions the very essence of theatre and its capacity to depict the unbearable.
Mikado Remix [Cancelled]Louis Vanhaverbeke (Brussels + Ghent)12 July
Mikado Remix [Cancelled]
The inveterate handyman Louis Vanhaverbeke explores other possible options beyond so-called normality in this liberating performance. Imagination as a way of life.
Romances inciertos, un autre Orlando [Cancelled]François Chaignaud (Paris)
Nino Laisné (Madrid)16 July
Romances inciertos, un autre Orlando [Cancelled]
Song and dance join together in a dazzling performance by François Chaignaud. A sensual journey through Spanish folklore. A fascinating ode to multiple identities.
Why? [Cancelled]Peter Brook (Paris)
Marie-Hélène Estienne (Paris)21 July
At the apogee of his impressive career, the illustrious director Peter Brook, along with his colleague Marie-Hélène Estienne, divests the theatre of artifice to ask an essential question: Why?