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Theatrical Festivals in France
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Chalon Dans la Rue
Office du Tourisme de Chalon-sur-Saône - 29, boulevard de la République, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône (Département de la Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne) ; Phone: 03.85.48.37.97 ; E-mail: email@example.com
Estivales de Perpignan
66000 Perpignan (Département des Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon) ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tickets sold through TicketNet (Phone: 01.46.91.58.40 ; E-mail: email@example.com)
FAR de Morlaix, Festival Arts de la Rue
The ritual began in 1987: every Wednesday from mid-July to mid-August, the historic center of Morlaix waxes theatrical. Address: Association des Arts de la Rue du Pays de Morlaix - Mairie de Morlaix, 29200 Morlaix (Département du Finistère, Bretagne) ; Phone: 02.98.43.16.91 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1984 by Alain Dessaigne, this benevolent association prepares and organizes a national festival of amateur theatre annually throughout every region of France, with the help of regional delegates. Address: 3, place Raspail, 37000 Tours ; Phone: 02.47.75.04.22 ; E-mail: email@example.com
Festival d'Automne à Paris - Théâtre, Danse
An annual event which was started in 1972 by Michel Guy, with the support of Georges Pompidou (then president of the Republic) and Jacques Duhamel (Minister of Cultural Affairs for Paris). The elaborate affair stages an exposition, operas and concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, and contemporary world cinema. Amazingly, the web site provides archival documentation of every festival since its inception. Office address: 156, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris ; Phone: 01.53.45.17.00 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This international festival of performing arts, founded in 1947, takes place annually in July. It is an occasion where generations young and old can discover playwrights, directors, choreographers, actors, and dancers. A downloadable map of Avignon provides locations and routes of the Festival (PDF document, requires Acrobat Reader). Phone: admin. 04.90.27.66.50, tickets 04.90.14.14.14 ; Email: email@example.com
Festival Nouvelles Scènes
L'Usine - 37, rue de Longvic, 21000 Dijon (Département de la Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne) ; Phone: 03.80.66.70.49 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival de Théâtre Franco-Ibérique
Director: Jean-Marie Broucaret
Théâtre des Chimères - 75, avenue du Maréchal Juin, 64200 Biarritz (Département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine) ; Phone: 05.59.25.70.60 ; E-mail: email@example.com
Festival Théâtres des Mondes Celtes
If the Celtic origins of northern France fascinate you, then be sure to check out this annual event sponsored by the Théâtre de Cornouaille in Quimper, where the languages of Breton, English, French, and Gaelic are featured in performances of musical theatre, cabaret, and various readings. Address: 1, esplanade François Mitterrand, 29337 Quimper Cedex ; Phone: 02.98.55.98.55 ; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Fourneau en Bretagne: Arts de la Rue
Association Grains de Folie - 6, rue Porstrein de l'Internet, Port de Commerce, 29200 Brest (Département du Finistère, Bretagne) ; Phone: 02.98.46.19.46 ; E-mail: email@example.com
International Puppets Festival
The origins of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes can be traced back to the difficult moments of World War II, when some young people met an artist from the Lorraine Géo Conde and a Jesuit priest father Pierre Brandicourt, an actor at heart and a puppet handler. Together they learned to make and to animate puppets, with the aim of entertaining the Ardenne children...
Mobil(e) - A Regio Dance Festival
A bi-annual event featuring 16 different performances in 8 venues during the course of two week-ends, entertaining more than 6,000 spectators in the upper Rhine region (including Alsace, northern Franche-Comté, plus neighboring communities in Germany & Switzerland). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montpellier Theatre Festival
Held annually in June at the Parc du Château d'O, this event will christen a beautiful new amphitheatre in 2003. Address: Printemps des Comédiens - Parc Euromédecine, 34097 Montpellier cedex 5 (Département de l'Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon) ; Phone: 04.67.63.66.67 ; E-mail: email@example.com