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When? September 7-December 31 2016
What? A four-month season celebrating the best of contemporary theatrical arts in Paris.
Where? Various venues around Paris
The Festival d’Automne returns in 2016 for its 45th edition, celebrating the best of contemporary arts in Paris, spanning theatre, dance, music, visual art and cinema. 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. Highlights from this year’s line-up include star choreographers Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker teaming up for a fantastic night of dance, Tilda Swinton and Charlotte Rampling trying out performance art at the Musée d’Art Moderne, and a retrospective of Polish theatre director, Krystian Lupa. With events taking place in some of Paris’s greatest venues, including the Musée du Louvre, the Théâtre de la Ville, and the Centre Pompidou, as well as lesser-known ones like the Théâtre de Gennevilliers and the Théâtre Louis Aragon, the Festival d’Automne is surely one of the most democratic arts and culture festivals in Europe.
For more details and the full programme, click here.