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The Luxembourgish creation in Avignon

© Bohumil Kostohryz

This year, 4 Luxembourg productions will be shown in various registers (dance, theater and young audience) at the Festival OFF Avignon which will be held from July 7 to 29 (France).

Official selection of Luxembourg in Avignon
Since 2019, Luxembourg collaborates with the Grand Est region, which hosts a Luxembourg creation at the Caserne des Pompiers. Terres Arides, a play produced from a collective staging of a text by the Luxembourg author Ian de Toffoli with Pitt Simon and Luc Schiltz was chosen by a jury set up this year by the THEATER FEDERATIOUN to officially represent the Grand Ducal French-speaking theater creation. Mixing theatrical conference, storytelling and documentary theater, the play is performed until July 26 at 3:50 pm (Wednesdays off).

Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon will host Starving Dingoes by Léa Tirabasso, which explores the notion of absolute tension in humans by contrasting bodily needs and spiritual life.

A rich and varied program
Frontalier by Jean Portante, directed by Frank Hoffman, performed at the Théâtre du Balcon, and MIDAS by Laura Aren, a show for young audiences performed at the Théâtre Golovine, will also represent Luxembourg at the Festival OFF in Avignon.

To greet the presence of two Luxembourgish contemporary authors staged this year, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg organizes a meeting on July 13th at the Manufacture inviting to exchange with other French-speaking authors around the theme “Writing contemporary theater”.

Finally, as a proof of the quality and dynamism of the Grand-Ducal sector of the performing arts, there are, beyond this presence in the “Off”, 2 Luxembourgish co-productions in the “In”.

Detailed program HERE