The UK is in the spotlight this year at the second edition of the Building Europe, to be held from June 3 to 19 at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. Seven shows, readings and three concerts are on the program of this event that brings together new generations of artists from all corners of Europe. In collaboration with some of the most prestigious British cultural institutions (Young Vic, Sadler's Wells, Hampstead Theatre, Royal Court), Building Europe allows to discover artists whose work questions the relationship at work and in society. It is also an exceptional showcase of contemporary European creations renewing genres and proposes new perspectives on the art of today.
We first find the piece I Am the Wind by Jon Fosse, in an English version signed Simon Stephens and staged by Patrice Chéreau, founded in London as part of a partnership between the City Theatre and the Young Vic. 1927 The young company will present its second creation, entitled The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, a sinister tale that is reminiscent of the figure of Murnau and German expressionism. The play was a triumph in the UK and sold out in all theatres where it is presented.
This is a subversive theatre, well grounded in reality and the present proposed Cora Bissett with Roadkill , which traces the journey of a girl who struggles to support his family in Benin, until it offers a very special and quite lucrative work in Edinburgh. Cora Bissett tackles a difficult subject, sex trafficking, and is engaged in a cruel analysis of ephemeral dreams of those who hope for a better future. Finally, the company Action Hero includes the staging of spectacular American film stunt in Watch Me Fall , a noisy and boisterous piece devastating humor.
Several readings of British authors such as Mike Bartlett, Edward Bond, Dennis Kelly, David Hare, Hanif Kureishi and Simon Stephens are also planned, as well as literary Ball featuring writers and playwrights like Penelope Skinner. We can also discover one of the rising stars of the staging in the UK, Katie Mitchell, who questions the truth of shares and lies at the theatre in Five Stages of Truth , an installation commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Finally, it's Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy group close the festivities in solo concert on Friday 17 June.
Building Europe 2011, from 3 to 19 June at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. For more information, please visit theatredelaville-paris.com.