DATE DU FESTIVAL D AVIGNON 2016

Le réalisateur Olivier Py le 25 mars 2016 lors ns la présentation du 70e festival d'Avignon qui aura lieu entre le 6 et les 24 juillet 2016. Siegfried Forster / seedjustice.org
the Avignon Festival, one ns the biggest yearly stage occasions in Europe, will be 3 days shorter in July 2016, 보다 in previous years, falling listed below its previous at least three-week stint. The spectacle is none auto less rich however. Among auto 40 jaune so productions, creative director Olivier Py, has actually chosen the usual mix of classical repertory et new piece of dramma or dance.


from 6th à 24th July, the fermé in the city of thé Popes wherein one of the dramatic highlights is thé stage in the mediaeval Papal Palace, is serving up Gogol’s Dead Souls et Visconti’s auto Damned, oui well oui Dostoyevski’s brothers Karamazov.

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The Brothers will certainly be staged passant par 34 year-old blue jeans Bellorini, thé director de the public-funded Saint-Denis Theatre, the gerard Philippe. He’ll be tackling thé magnificient open-air disused quarry venue, la Carrière ns Boulbon, 15 kilometres exterior Avignon, and which was not supplied last year à save money.Russe Kirill Serebrennikov takes on Dead Souls.

Presenting his third consecutive bien sur programme, Olivier Py, stated his figurants this année had come in gros part from great works de literature.

Founded passant par Jean Vilar in 1947, in auto wake de World war 2, 2016 marquages the 70th Avignon bien sur (it missed one year in 2003 périmé to strikes over changes in skilled status of performance artists and technicans).

In this landmark year, auto famous Paris-based toucouille formed in auto 17th century, les Comédie-Française will certainly perform thé Damned in thé high-walled Pope’s palace in the centre of Avignon. Belgian Ivo van Hove will direct.

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Py and his team oui also selected bien sur premières et French premières, standards or new writing, native directors et companies from more afield such as Chile, Syria, Lebanon et Israel or Iran.The Mehr Theatre group hails native Iran, and director Amir Reza Khoohestani’s phat is called Hearing. Hey says he "set out venir find a connection with the way jambe are today et the experiences ns the teenagers and children" who grew up in auto Iran-Iraq war.

Something probably totally different, cible she’s full du surprises, soja maybe not, Angelica Liddell will non doubt serve up a rare theatrical mixture oz again, in between East Asia and Spain, last time it was with China and the US, v Ping Pang Qiu (2012) , this year ¿Qué Haré yo criminel Esta Espada?, which is called what Will I faire with this sword in English, et is about a Japanese cannibal.

Other director from across europe who are firm favourites at auto Avignon fermé keep up appearances, such oui Krystian Lupa v Austrian thomas Bernhard’s play, Heroes Square.

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As every year, the fermé has a theme. Py explains this year"s ont “political impotence et the rise ns populism et nationalism, which in a bizarre way, lure artists an ext than they faire politicians.”

Another return director, too jeune yet to be accused of Avignonitis, Frenchman Julien Gosselin, today 29, is putting on a 12 hour show, 2666. He adapted his ahead Avignon pièce from michel Houellbecq’s primary school Particles. 2666 is année adapation de the 1,350 page eponymous novel par Chilian writer Roberto Bolano, who died in 2003.

Besides all this, auto particular element introduced to thé Festival par Py and Co., in 2014, recurs this year. They have selected two danse performances from Lebanon passant par Ali CHahrour, a play from Damascus, While je was Waiting, written passant par Mohamed al Attar and staged by Omar Abusaada et one indigenous Israel. Amo Gitaï adapts his film, auto Last Day de Yitzhak Rabin, to thé stage. From Greece, thé Blitztheatregroup will adapt a work de Friederich Hölderlin v 6a.m. Comment to Disappear Completely

Py et colleagues additionally remain true à their wish à shine a light nous performance art around thé Mediterranean, not least of all because Avignon chin is seul about 60 kilometres indigenous