Today was the program of the Festival d’avignon is proposed. With Ivo van Hove, Milo Rau, Anne-Cécile Vandalem and Jan Martens play there are also of Belgian artists in the Pausenstad.
Director Olivier Py invited to the 72nd edition of the Festival d’avignon 37 productions, four of which with a Belgian link.
After ‘Les Damnés’, the stunning production that he in 2016 was with the Comédie Française, on the Cour d’honneur of the Palais des Papes, will Ivo van Hove returns to Avignon. With Toneelgroep Amsterdam, he brings not his most recent production ‘Small souls’, but ‘The things that pass’, also an adaptation of a book by Louis Cuperus.
Milo Rau shows in the opening week ‘La reprise’, the first part of his cycle “Histoire(s) du Théâtre’. Johan Leysen and Sara De Bosschere, who had previously worked with the new artistic director of NTGent, playing along. ‘La reprise’ in world premiere on 4th may at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. It is the second passage of Milo Rau in Avignon, after ‘Hate Radio’ in 2013.
The Brussels theatre-maker Anne-Cécile Vandalem scored with her previous piece “Tristesses” two years back a large festivalhit in Avignon. This year she may again come along with the rather volatile ‘Arctiques’. In that piece, that takes place on board a cruise ship heading for Greenland, Guy Dermul (ex-KVS).
The Antwerp choreographer Jan Martens brings ‘Ode to the attempt during the final weekend of the festival. In this solo, which he already since 2014 tours, Martens the audience a funny and clever insight into the creative process of a dance performance.
Festival d’avignon takes place this year from 6 to 24 July.