The Croisements Festival in China2 min
For its 14th edition, the Croisements Festival is taking over 35 cities in China with an always ground-breaking, original programme from 26th April to 6th July. The festival will once again celebrate artistic encounters between France and China, from all disciplines and all eras.
The Melancholia of Dragons (“La Mélancolie des dragons”)
The Melancholia of Dragons (“La Mélancolie des dragons”) by Philippe Quesne: a work of landscape theatre featuring a setting and situations that are sometimes absurd, sometimes magical, where the ordinary and everyday gives birth to the extraordinary.
Vincent Lacoste at a signing at the Beijing Cinematheque, following a screening of the film Amanda.
Exhibition devoted to the children’s illustrator Gilles Bachelet
Exhibition devoted to the children’s illustrator Gilles Bachelet at the Micro Hutong gallery, a former traditional courtyard which has been creatively redesigned to host events for all audiences.
Speech Bubbles Festival
Speech Bubbles Festival: the Beijing Institut français celebrates European and Chinese comics over an eventful weekend. On the agenda: round tables, a battle of the cartoonists, signings, screenings, etc...
Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer and Ammiel Bushakevitz
Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer and Ammiel Bushakevitz at the Forbidden City: a remarkable piano-vocal duo that pays tribute to the works of the greatest female composers from musical history © Yoan Boselli
Discipline and Punish
Discipline and Punish: a conference around Michel Foucault's work organised at the Beijing Institut français, with the special participation of Christophe Loiseau (photographer), Liu Beicheng (history professor and translator of Michel Foucault's work), Grégoire Chamayou (philosopher and researcher at the CNRS) and Wang Min’an (philosopher.
Music Festival 2019
Music Festival 2019: French group MNNQNS performing at Theatre 77 in Beijing in front of a captivated audience.
Picasso - Birth of a genius
Picasso - Birth of a genius: the largest exhibition devoted to the Spanish artist ever organised in China is being held through 1st September at the UCCA.
The Ponzi Scheme
Chinese-language re-creation of the popular play The Ponzi Scheme, directed by David Lescot, with actress Jiang Wenli in the leading role
Big Bang: a concert for children with a “music-hall” feel by the band Les Bons Becs.
The Institut français and the project
From 26th April to 6th July 2019, the 14th Croisements festival will offer 74 programmes in 35 Chinese cities. Created in 2006, the festival is now a flagship event among the cultural exchanges between China and France, organised by the French Embassy in China in collaboration with the Chinese Institut Français and Alliances Françaises in China.