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12.06.2024 #dance #kulturlxnews #performing arts #theatre #young audience

Luxembourg goes to Avignon

This year 8 productions and co-productions from Luxembourg will be staged at the Avignon IN and OFF Festivals. A reading organised by Le Gueuloir, bringing together 3 playwrights from Luxembourg, will also be hosted as part of Souffle d’Avignon.

Luxembourg Selection at Avignon

In a year with the Olympics, two of the selected productions revolve around sport. Corps au bout de monde at the Manufacture tells the story of Marion Rothhaar, a retired elite gymnast from the former West Germany, now a member of Maskénada, a multidisciplinary collective from Luxembourg. The play will run every day from 4 to 21 July (except 9, 10, 16 and 17 July) at 4.45 p.m.

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At the Théâtre du Train bleu, the morals of martial arts and respect for one’s opponent are explored in GO !, a play for young audiences performed by the cross-border company Artezia/Corps in Situ, running from 3 to 21 July (except 8 and 15 July) at 7 p.m.

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At the Atelier, in partnership with Hivernales as part of the On (y) danse aussi l’été! Festival (Let’s dance (here) in summer too!), MEGASTRUCTURE is a dance performance created by Sarah Baltzinger and Isaiah Wilson, an award-winning cross-border duo of choreographers listed by the Aerowaves network as one of the top 20 emerging creators to follow in 2024. The show will run from 6 to 16 July at 6 p.m. (except 10 July).

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As part Souffle d’Avignon, organised by Scènes d’Avignon, 6 French-language playwrights living in Luxembourg, the Grand Est region and Belgium will explore the theme ‘inhabit the Earth, populate the world, write for the stage’ through texts created as part of the cross-border collective Le Gueuloir. Discover new writing by Luxembourgers Aude-Laurence Biver, Ian De Toffoli and Tullio Forgiarini read by Jean Boillot with Massimo Riggi, Ali Esmili, Régis Laroche, Laure Roldàn, Pauline Collet and Aude-Laurence Biver on 9 July at 6.30 p.m. in the Cloître Benoît XII du Palais des Papes.

A rich and diverse programme beyond the official selection

Héritage by Cédric Eeckhout, co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville, will run at the Théâtre des Doms and also represent Luxembourg at the Festival OFF d’Avignon.

In addition to shows at the OFF festival, 4 co-productions from Luxembourg by Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg will showcase Luxembourg’s outstanding dynamic arts scene during the IN festival: Absalon, Absalon ! based on the work by William Faulkner and produced by Séverine Chavrier; Elizabeth Costello. Sept leçons et cinq contes moraux (Elizabeth Costello, Seven lessons and five moral tales) based on the work by J.M. Coetzee and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski; Lacrima by Caroline Guiela Nguyen; and  Liberté Cathédrale by Boris Charmatz.