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The festival of Avainan loosens the tongue – liberation

The festival of Avainan loosens the tongue – liberation

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Big names and novices in theater feed the first version of director Diego Rodriguez’s show, built around this year’s guest language, English. As a bonus, a great idea: allowing visitors to revisit or watch a work that represents the history of the festival.

“Avignon is an unexpected place” Diego Rodriguez told us on the day of his appointment on July 5, 2021. Avignon “A Party and a Fight”, He prefaces the project of this promising (already tumultuous) first edition as the great British director Alexander Zeldin tells us here, the old forms, worn-out forms that lost their authors and their theatrical vision unless they were repeated, were called for the first time in Avignon. This edition features plenty of firsts, with two-thirds composed by guest artists who have never been to Avignon before. This important area given to discoveries is put into perspective by a great idea: to allow visitors to revisit or see a work that represents the history of the festival – this year, it waiting for By Anne-Thérèse de Keersmaeker, the Celestins returned to the cloister, on the very spot where it had been created ten years before. This idea is nothing if not launching another formidable initiative: the programming of a famous artist by Avignon.

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