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2016 Summer Performing Arts Festivals In France

From Paris to Marseille and from the most renowned to the most intimate festivals, if you happen to be across the pond, you'll have the opportunity to discover a variety innovative programming. It will also be the occasion to discover the work of American and French artists we follow, and whose many productions are part of dance2016: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas.

From the cutting-edge proposals of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis to the street shows of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue in Aurillac, there is something for every taste!

The Latitudes Contemporaines in Lille will present Michelle Ellsworth's Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome for its European Premiere, on June 4 and 5, 2016.

Near Paris, June Events 2016 edition ends with a transatlantic crossing : four days to (re)discover six artists from NY and Montreal. While some of them are familiar with the festival (Benoît Lachambre, Frédérick Gravel ou DD Dorvillier), others, such as Dana Michel, are performing for the first time. Let's also discover for the first time in France, two performances from Moriah Evans: our guest invited with the complicity of Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard, artists in long-term residency at the CDC.

Plus, from June 28 to July 16, 2016, the New York City Ballet will be on the road this summer for a three week engagement at Théâtre du Châtelet as part of the Les Etés de la Danse festival, performing 20 ballets, including 14 enduring repertory classics from George Balanchine and works from Jerome Robbins, Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon.

Please find a detailed list of French summer festivals below.

Around Paris

Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-DenisMay 11 – June 18Seine St-Denis

June EventsJune 3 - 18Paris - La Cartoucherie

Festival International des Etés de la DanseJune 28 - July 16Paris - Théâtre du Chatelet

Festival Quartier d’étéJuly 14 - August 7Paris

North of France

Latitudes ContemporainesJune 1 – 17Lille

East of France

Livraisons d’étéMay 12 - July 10Lyon

South of France

Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-ProvenceJune 30 - July 20Aix-en-Provence

Festival Uzès Danse June 10 – 18Uzès

Festival de Marseille June 24 – July 19Marseille

Montpellier DanseJune 23 – July 9Montpellier

Festival d’AvignonJuly 4 – 25Avignon

Festival d’Avignon OFFJuly 7 – 30Avignon

L’Eté Danse des Hivernales d’Avignon July 10 – 20Avignon

Festival International de Théâtre de Rue August 17 – 20Aurillac