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The Thing About France: Joe Melillo

BAM Executive Producer Emeritus Joe Melillo on the Avignon Theater Festival, Circus, and Paris vs. Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has hosted some of the most amazing French performances on both sides of the Atlantic, from Les Fêtes Vénitiennes by Les Arts Florissants to mesmerizing contemporary circus. The man behind all of these incredible productions is Joe Melillo. As Executive Producer Emeritus at BAM, Joe has been a pillar of the New York performing arts scene for the past 30 years, as well as a daring presenter of new talents.

One sweltering morning in July, Joe and Bénédicte met and discussed the Avignon Theater Festival in France (2:28), the most innovative French artists he has presented to American audiences (7:09), and one unforgettable musical performance at Versailles (11:40).

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The Thing About France is a podcast where cultural figures explore the fascinating and complicated relationship between France and America. Hosted by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. 

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