November 12 Miss Julie by Thomas Ostermeier opened the Theatre Festival Automne en Normandie in Évreux. The French Festival impresses by both quantity and quality of its programme that features 42 performances from all over the world, including productions by Krystian Lupa, Sasha Waltz, Daisuke Miura, Pascal Lambert, Robert Cantarella, as well as the exhibition by acknowledged contemporary artists Pierre et Gilles.
This year’s Festival theme is Masculine/Feminine, and there is no wonder that it is Miss Julie, a production about the complexity of relationship between a man and a woman, to open the programme of the Festival.
To visit Miss Julie’s page of the Festival’s site please go to http://automne-en-normandie.com/en/miss-julie.
November 15 Miss Julie will open NEXT, another major festival, notable for its location in two countries, France and Belgium. NEXT features 32 drama and dance performances, 2 exhibitions and is held synchronically in 12 French and Belgian locations. During the Festival the public enjoys low-cost transportation from town to town, from theatre to theatre. Miss Julie will be performed twice – November 15 and 16 in the French town Villeneuve-d'Ascq at La Rose Des Vents Theatre. The text by August Strindberg adapted by the Russian playwright Mikhail Durnenkov will be simultaneously translated into two languages – Dutch and French. It is interesting that the production by the Theatre of Nations opens a Festival dedicated mostly to plastic, dance and musical theatre. The participants feature such “stars” of contemporary theatre as, for instance, Akram Khan with his new choreographic work iTMOi and Jan Fabre with his Tragedy of a Friendship opera.
To visit Miss Julie’s page of the Festival’s site please go to http://www.nextfestival.eu/en/event/miss-julie
November 12, 2013 - Évreux
November 15,16 - LILLE
Miss Julie by The Theatre of Nations opens two French International Theatre Festivals in a row