France Culture live and in public at the 2024 Avignon Festival

France Culture live and in public at the 2024 Avignon Festival
France Culture live and in public at the 2024 Avignon Festival

France Culture partner of the Avignon Festival from June 29 to July 21.
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AT THE CALVET MUSEUM – 65 rue Joseph Vernet

This new France Culture program in the Courtyard of the Calvet Museum cultivates the idea that literature, poetry and theater are not only weapons but also a form of distancing, of “disorientation” from the news. “The great writer is the one who dares to venture like Don Quixote,” says Enrique Vila-Matas, guest of this program. The public is therefore invited to ride alongside some emblematic works, in the language of Cervantes but also in that of Diderot. Humor and fantasy guaranteed.

Sunday July 7 at 9 p.m.
Life is made up of pieces that don’t fit together

by Fabrice Melquiot and Sophie Berger
With Fabrice Melquiot, Sophie Berger
Directed by Laure Egoroff
Radio walk in the memory of Festival spectators. Memories of shows: expectations, shocks, disappointments, surprises. How to become an actor in your own memory? What if all of life was really a theater stage? Writing in situ, on the spot, in five days, with four hands.

Monday July 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Sacrifice as a poetic act
Angelica Liddell

Distribution in progress
Directed by Sophie-Aude Picon
Art and life, fiction and biography, poetic creation and theoretical reflection: everything is linked at Angélica Liddell. An evocation of artistic creation and its dramaturgical process where “poetic violence is necessary to combat real violence”.

Monday July 8 at 8 p.m.
Because she didn’t ask for it
Enrique Vila Matas

In the presence of Sophie Calle, Enrique Vila-Matas
Directed by Christophe Hocké
The Avignon Festival and France Culture invite Enrique Vila-Matas, a Spanish novelist and essayist whose work has been translated into around forty languages ​​and has received numerous awards. This creation is the adaptation of a unique short story mixing life and literature, reality and fiction. The artist Sophie Calle is the heroine of this story.

Tuesday July 9 at 8 p.m.
Viva Arrabal

Distribution in progress
Directed by Sophie-Aude Picon
Playwright, poet, novelist, filmmaker, painter, Fernando Arrabal has left his mark on the literary and theatrical landscape around the world with his non-conformism and his devastating and cathartic laughter. His voice bears witness to the great upheavals that made the 20th century, both politically and artistically.

Wednesday July 10 at 8 p.m.
Thérèse, my love
Julia Kristeva

Distribution in progress
Directed by Blandine Masson
The ecstatic convulsions of Saint Teresa of Avila make her possessed in the manner of Dostoyevsky, but bathed in the waters of desire, and not in tears, like Mary Magdalene, because she joins body and soul to the absent body of the Other. A play where Julia Kristeva celebrates her love of Thérèse.

Friday July 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Actor portrait Mohamed El Khatib

Distribution in progress
Directed by Louise Loubrieu
At the invitation of France Culture, Mohamed El Khatib initiated a series of portraits of actresses and actors who have left their mark on French theater or cinema. After that of Eric Elmosnino, a new unpublished portrait.

Friday July 12 at 8 p.m.
William Poix

With Nicole Garcia
Directed by Cédric Aussir
Author’s voice with SACD
The tribulations of a clumsy actor dreaming in vain of bursting onto the screen. Coach and then friend of the actress and director Nicole Garcia, he took advantage of her confidences about a legendary figure in American cinema, Ariel Winthrop, to go looking for her in Hollywood.

Saturday July 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Faces and bodies

With student actors from ensemble 31 of the Regional Acting School of Cannes and Marseille
In the presence of Clément Hervieu-Léger of the Comédie-Française

Directed by Louise Loubrieu
Patrice Chéreau A major guest of the Louvre Museum in 2010, Patrice Chéreau published a set of documents, prints, letters, and diary. He reveals his intimacy as an artist, as a man affected by doubts, vacillating loves, incandescent desires, the quest for beauty or the taste for darkness.
In partnership with the Transmission Chéreau Association

Saturday July 13 at 8 p.m.
Jacques the fatalist
Denis Diderot

Distribution in progress
Directed by Baptiste Guiton
In homage to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, we have chosen to give voice to their heirs, Jacques and his master, saluting a work based on “reason, pluralism of thought and tolerance” as Milan Kundera writes. The reminder of a great French and European heritage, that of the Enlightenment.

Sunday July 14 at 8 p.m.
Duende game and theory

Distribution in progress
Directed by Christophe Hocké
Federico Garcia Lorca Musical reading This conference held by Lorca in 1933 and 1934 in Buenos Aires and Montevideo is “a simple lesson on the hidden spirit of painful Spain”. Trying to express the essence of your country is an ambitious undertaking. This je ne sais quoi that makes Spain – or rather Andalusia – is duende.

COURT DU CLOÎTRE SAINT-LOUIS – 20 Rue du Portail Boquier
From Monday July 8 to Friday July 12 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Middays of Culture

ARTCENA’s Belles Heures des Authors

Wednesday July 10 and Thursday July 11 from 12 p.m. to midnight at Maison Jean Vilar and Mahabharata

ARTCENA, the Avignon Festival, Maison Jean Vilar, France Culture and their partners, invite you to discover and celebrate the richness of today’s dramatic writing.
The 4th edition of this unifying and festive event takes place over two days to explore the diversity of contemporary texts and identify new writings: unusual wanderings, singular forms, mystery readings, self-portraits, debates, privileged moments of meeting with the authors… so many original proposals to experiment with.



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