Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is an author and winner at the Avignon Festival, a director, a comedian, and director of the Les Récréâtrales festival in Burkina Faso. He is a "performing arts" sectoral expert for the Africa2020 Season.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Felwin Sarr

A teacher, economist and writer, Felwine Sarr was due to see his text Traces – Discours aux nations africaines (Traces – Speech to African Nations), which he wrote in 2018, staged at the Avignon Festival in July 2020. The global pandemic decided otherwise and the event was cancelled, but the thinker...

Updated on 08/06/2020

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Marianne Clévy

Marianne Clévy was recently appointed director of La Chartreuse in Villeneuve lez Avignon (The National Playwriting Centre), and looks back over the breadth of her career path before talking about supporting authors and sharing her view of how the French language has developed.

Updated on 22/03/2021

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Souleymane Bah

Souleymane Bah, Guinean author exiled in France since 2016, has continually related his country’s suffering since he has been here. This former journalist, who started writing for the theatre late one, won the RFI theatre 2020 prize for his text La Cargaison (The Cargo), about absurd crimes and...

Updated on 08/07/2021

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Yuval Rozman

After TBM – Tunnel Boring Machine (2017) and The Jewish Hour (2020), Israeli author and director Yuval Rozman has been writing Adesh, the final part of a triptych called Trilogie de ma terre. This collection is dark, intimate, and unusual, probing the depths of the Jewish soul through the turmoil...

Updated on 22/02/2021

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Marcus Lindeen

Marcus Lindeen is a Swedish documentary film maker, playwright, and artist. His films The Regretters (2010) and The Raft (2018) have both won The Prix Europa for Best European Television Documentary.

Updated on 20/10/2020

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Yara Bou Nassar

Yara Bou Nassar is a Lebanese performer, theatre maker, and writer. Her work explores identity through deconstructing memories and collective daily behaviour. She is currently in residency at the Cité internationale des arts to work on Adventures of a Hypothetical Self project.

Updated on 16/04/2021

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Julien Villa

With Philip K. ou la fille aux cheveux noirs (a performance created in 2020), the performer and director Julien Villa continues his dive into American counter-culture that began with J'ai dans mon cœur un General Motors in 2016. This Kafkaesque tale, freely inspired by the work of the writer Philip...

Updated on 25/11/2020

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Nathalie Béasse

A multi-disciplinary artist, Nathalie Béasse founded her company in 1999 in order to design her own shows blending theatre, dance, and visual arts. In advance of her next project, ceux-qui-vont-contre-le-vent (those who go against the wind), she recounts her creative process and its importance in...

Published on 02/07/2021

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Denis Lafaurie

For almost thirty years, Denis Lafaurie has been the director of the Alès National Theatre. Like the Cratère Surfaces festival, whose twenty-second edition will be held this year from 29 June to 3 July, he has always foregrounded circus and street arts.

Updated on 25/06/2021

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Paul Rondin

Paul Rondin has been assistant director of the Festival d’Avignon alongside Olivier Py since 2014 and co-founder of the French Tech Culture Grande Provence. He is preparing, within the current health context, the immense annual rendezvous with live performance in July. Alongside the Festival d...

Updated on 08/07/2021

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Claire David

Since 2018 the Académie Charles-Dullin has been offering an online course based on MOOCs (online classes) and masterclasses focusing, amongst other things, on stage direction. Claire David, editorial and artistic director of the Académie Charles Dullin, is invited to the 2021 edition of the Avignon...

Updated on 16/12/2021

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Eli Commins

Author and director Eli Commins has just been named director of le Lieu unique, the Scène nationale de Nantes. His theatre explores non-linear textual forms and uses digital media.

Updated on 26/07/2021

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Penda Diouf

Penda Diouf is a playwright and co-founder of the Textes en liberté imprint, which promotes emerging young contemporary writers and a better representation of diversity in the theatre. She is in the news with Pistes, an autobiographical play, and Sœurs, a spoken word performance alongside Marine...

Published on 15/10/2021

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Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie

Cécile Le Vaguerèse-Marie is head of the Onda, the Office national de diffusion artistique (French office for the circulation of performing arts) that offers several mechanisms to support structures committed to working with live performance. 

Published on 12/11/2021

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