French Waves is a weekly event which offers an intimate glimpse into a piece of art, the life of an artist or the work of a film director or fashion designer. Here, art is revealed, explained, questioned and shared. The video content is offered free of charge by six major names in French culture: the Avignon Festival, the Marseille National Ballet, the Jeu de Paume, the Printemps des Comédiens, Radio France and the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion.
These exceptional collaborations shine a spotlight on artists of all ages and backgrounds, such as Shakespearean director and translator Olivier Py, the contemporary dance collective La Horde, the photographer and last living representative of the French humanist school Sabine Weiss and ensemble creator and fervent advocate of popular theatre, Jean Bellorini. So many encounters and ways of bringing art to life, at your fingertips thanks to the Tencent platform.
Selected for the Chinese public and subtitled in Chinese, this French-language content is in fact accessible to everyone.
5-11 June: theatre
- King Lear, directed by Olivier Py
- Masterclass: Olivier Py Talks Theatre
Duration: 13 x 5-10 min
12-18 June: dance
- (LA) Horde, To Da Bone
Duration: 50 min
- Film: Performance Novaciéries
Duration: 16 min
19-25 June: classical music
- Concert: Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky, directed by Mikko Franck
26 June-7 July: visual arts
- Film: Portrait of Sabine Weiss
- Guided tour of the Palais de Tokyo (to be confirmed)
2-8 August: theatre
- Liliom, directed by Jean Bellorini
10-16 June: fashion
- Paris Fashion Week
All videos are available to view for 7 days after their date of publication.
French Waves is offered by the cultural service of the French Embassy in China, in partnership with the Tencent Art channel.
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