Festival d’Automne 2014
Theatre, dance, film, performance art and more – September 4 - December 31, Ile-de-France
Le Capital et son singe
Apart from its exceptional length (four months), the Festival d'Automne also has enormous means at its disposal (with sponsorship from the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint-Laurent, Arte, Société Générale) and an exceptionally high-quality lineup. As well as name-checking theatre's big players (Maguy Marin, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Christoph Marthaler) and venues (the Théâtre de la Ville, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Centre Pompidou), the festival also lays great emphasis on less famous names like director Gwenaël Morin or choreographer Latifa Laâbissi, and on less well-known venues (Scène Watteau, the Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil) – making it one of the most democratic arts and culture festivals in Europe.
To celebrate the rentrée in 2014, director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has put together a festival of broad horizons. Familiar names – William Forsythe, Romeo Castellucci – share the billing with newcomers, including avant-garde Spanish choreographer La Ribot and the already notorious Iranian playwright Amir Reza Koohestani. There are shows from the likes of Germany, Italy, Hungary, Lebanon and Iran, covering theatre, dance, film, performance art and more – truly something for everyone.
For more details and the full programme, click here.