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Avignon Festival 72th

OpenFrom 06 July 2018 to 24 July 2018
6 - 24 of july. The Avignon Festival, founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar in 1947, is one of the oldest and most famous theatre and performing arts festivals in the world. Festival performances take place throughout three entire weeks in July and feature the best playwrights and actors working in contemporary creations.
The Festival d'Avignon is the place where artists with many different aesthetics come together and present, discuss and share their vision. Different origins, different backgrounds and generations, all on stage and behind the scenes during the Festival, where avant-garde and tradition co-exist. Over 40different plays are performed in more than twenty venues, from small, 150-seat chapels to the 2000-seat legendary Honour Courtyard in the Palace of the Popes, and now the FabricA, a year round Festival venue.

Hortense Archambault and Vincent Baudriller, appointed Festival directors in 2003, focused the Festival offices in Avignon to provide deep local roots. Since September 2013, the new director Olivier Py - author, director and actor - continues this approach. Olivier Py seeks a Festival which is both for the people and a celebration of the mind.

In addition to the performing arts, the Festival is the place for exchange, discussion and confrontation of ideas, with conferences, interviews, shows, cinema, music and other arts.

This 72nd edition, whose main theme is "Singularit├ęs", is more than ever in the news and includes 48 shows (including 35 creations and 26 co-productions), many of them are politically engaged.
Several themes emerge: the question of gender and identity, childhood, family and the individual; the question of over-information and truth, exile and feminism.
It is a showcase of international contemporary creation: J. Gosselin, I. Van Hove, T. Jolly, S. Waltz ... are invited; this edition is also marked by the strong participation of artists from the Arab world: A. Reza Koohestani, A. Chahrour, A. El Attar
The poster signed by the painter Claire Tabouret, is entitled "The big camisole". Purple symbolizes the color of bishops but also that of feminism. The artist, who will be exhibiting at the Lambert Collection this summer, shows children dressed in white with a haggard look. For Olivier Py, "These children are interrogative. They look at us and wonder what world they will have to live in. "

Program: available in May.
Reservations open from Monday June 11th.

For more information, please visit the website http://www.festival-avignon.com or send an email to public@festival-avignon.com.

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