Comedies are the most popular shows in the Off Festival, the Avignon Theatre Festival’s fringe. But some actors and companies have the courage, and perhaps the backing, to use their dramatic skills and tackle current affairs, such as wars and culture clashes.
2008-07-15 08:10 TU
Time to brush up on your Flemish, or on your French, to be able to appreciate a new version of the Greek tragedies about the Trojan Wars. Atropa, the Vengeance of Peace, is written by Tom Lanoye and directed by Guy Cassiers from the Tonnelhuis in Antwerp, Belgium.
2008-07-14 08:51 TU
Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from Belgium has left his native continent and gone to the Far East for inspiration. He’s performing a new piece called Sutra at the Festival this year. European contemporary dance meets Kung Fu in Sutra.
2008-07-14 09:40 TU
Text or no text? Are movement and sound more important on stage than words? Are the words necessary or desirable? That’s a question still buzzing around at the international, multi-lingual, multi-discipline Avignon Festival in the South of France.
2008-07-12 12:50 TU
Fringe events at the Avignon theatre festival, known as Avignon Off, begins today. It features comic reviews, plays and dance, from all over the world.
2008-07-11 09:59 TU
After taking audiences around in trucks with their real drivers, following model train hobbyists, and linking up audiences in Europe with call centres in India for a guided tour of Berlin, Swiss director Stefan Kaegi joins Argentinian Lola Arias to bring us Airport Kids, which looks at a cosmopolitan group of children attuned to a shrinking world.
2008-07-09 14:53 TU