April 29 / April 29 2013 - Représentation à 20h - Grande Halle de la Villette
The International Theatre Institute ITI is pleased to announce that the celebration of International Dance Day 2013 will take place Monday April 29th, 2013 at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, starting at 8 pm. The Taiwanese choregrapher Lin Hwai-min, author of this year's message, and his company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taïwan are the guests of the 2013 edition of International Dance Day. They will perform extracts from their works at the occasion.
In 1982 the Dance Committee of the ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on 29 April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The intention of the International Dance Day Message is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language – Dance.
Every year, a prominent choregrapher and/or dancer is selected to write a message about Dance and its importance in our societies. Translated in more than twenty languages, the message is circulated through the ITI network (more than 90 national Centres and cooperating members) and performing arts organizations, starting from April.
Time magazine talks of Lin Hwai-min as one of "Asia's heroes". Founder of the companies Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taïwan and Cloud Gate 2, the choregrapher's work has been internationaly acclaimed.
par Julie Eugène, Art Concierge, le 26 Avril 2013
April 18 / April 18 2013 - Représentations à 19h et 20h - Galerie Sator
As part of Yu Hiraï's solo show, "Borders" at the Galerie Sator, Yu Hiraï and Soazig Oligo invite you to a theatrical installation, Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm and 8 pm.
A piece of Jon Fosse
Staging Soazig Oligo
"I chose to represent a short story by the Norwegian playwright, Jon Fosse. Kant means edge, limit, in Nynorsk. What interests me is to integrate text and images, to interrogate the gallery space as a space of representation, to understand the work of Yu Hiraï through the eyes of Jon Fosse.
Yu Hiraï and Jon Fosse wander the wire between the two, drawing in their own way a representation space that welcomes figures of childhood, housed in the intimate memory. Something is played, something questioned the status of real imagination. Staging Kant, is to offer the viewer, the beauty of the man who abandons himself to the memory of the child he was and is not, or is still .. . "
par Soazig Oligo, le 12 Avril 2013
until May 05 2013 - Odéon - Théâtre de l'Europe
Ferdinand Martin and Agénor Montgommier are tranquilly playing a game of bezique, as they do every day. These two old friends are as inseparable as Bouvard and Pécuchet. Of course there is a slight snag: one of the two friends is married, the other one isn't. And the latter is cheating on the former. But to be honest, Agénor would quite gladly get rid of Madame Martin...this seems pretty obvious. But Labiche, in two surprises and three walk-ons, very quickly sets fire to the stage and our heroes, torn from the cushy comfort of their Parisian living room, suddenly find themselves in a struggle to the death...Once again, Labiche's unique talent manages to reconcile social critique and a form of theater that is fast, by changing subjects at the speed of light, turning situations around in a blink. Peter Stein is one of his great admirers: forty years ago, it was he who created a German version of La Cagnotte.
à lire Le Prix Martin d'Eugène Labiche, Imprimerie Nationale, « Comédie-Française Répertoire », 1993.
par Odéon - Théâtre de l'Europe, le 30 Mars 2013
March 28 / April 01 2013 - Paris
The “Springtime in Paris" programme highlights the best of what is happening on the Paris art scene...
par Julie Eugène, Art Concierge, le 25 Mars 2013
until March 23 2013 - Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Dear Friends,
Nearly 20 years after creating the gallery and our company Art & Confrontation, we have today taken a carefully thought out, personal decision to put an end to the activity of the gallery at the end of Marjane Satrapi's exhibition on March 23.
Our business has profoundly changed since our opening in September 1994. The future appears to be in certain specialized niches for simple structure galleries, and in the branding of mega-galleries, just as powerful as they are big with several international locations. It would therefore be necessary to move to the next level to continue to ambitiously serve the artists in this increased competition. That would mean enlarging our premises, recruiting numerous employees including several on a high-level, and greatly expanding the list of represented artists. Surfing the wave and keeping the gallery in its current form would ultimately be a disservice to the artists because nowadays, stagnating means moving backward!
[...] We had a wonderful artistic, human and entrepreneurial adventure, always trying to put the artists on center stage and to serve their cause with passion and dedication.
[...] It is for all these reasons and with a loyalty to our beliefs that we have thus decided, after much thought, to turn towards other horizons.
[...] Today, we want to especially thank all of you: artists, art lovers and collectors, curators and journalists, employees and suppliers, colleagues and other art professionals, for the confidence that you have granted us since the beginning, for your continued support and perpetual encouragement, which gave us wings and the courage to work diligently and travel the world in the service of Art for almost 20 years!
Hoping to see you soon for new adventures, sincerely yours,
par Jérôme et Emmanuelle de Noirmont, le 21 Mars 2013