Rachid Ouramdane

Co-director of the CCN2 (Grenoble National Choreographic Centre) with circus artist Yoann Bourgeois, the choreographer Rachid Ouramdane is the guest curator for the Outdoor section of the 2019 Bolzano Danza Festival (Italy) where he intends to take a poetic approach to space, examining internal...

Updated on 18/07/2019

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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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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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Peggy Donck has taken over as head of the Centre National des Arts du Cirque

After nearly twenty-five years in the world of contemporary circus, Peggy Donck has just taken over as head of the prestigious Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC). 

The Institut français is in close dialogue with the CNAC in the context of training projects carried out internationally. 

Updated on 21/04/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (1/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this first part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, discusses the role of culture in the political priorities of the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Andrew Manning, director of EUNIC

Andrew Manning is the Director of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). With members in every EU country and over 133 ‘Clusters’ worldwide the organisation believes in the power of culture to build trust and understanding between countries. Within the framework of the French...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (2/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this second part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, speaks about the Creative Europe programme, support for the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The director of the Centre Culturel Kôrè, Mamou Daffé, discusses the future of the AWA programme

Attached to the defence of local values, Mamou Daffé is the head of several organisations and events in Mali. In particular, he directs the Centre Culturel Kôrè in Ségou, a partner of the Institut français for the ACP-EU Culture programme: Support for the Culture and Creation sectors in West Africa...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Victoire Bidegain di Rosa & Manuela Júdice

Planned for 2022, the France-Portugal Season will bring together artists, thinkers and scientists from both countries around common themes. As part of the Portuguese and French presidencies of the Council of the European Union (Portugal's rotating presidency in the first half of 2021 and France's in...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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