The Avignon Festival Bids Farewell to Directors Archambault & Baudriller

June 28, 2013 | By Nicole Birmann Bloom

The 67th Festival d'Avignon, the world renowned arts festival held every summer since 1947 in the French city of Avignon, opens July 5th. With a focus on African artists, the program will include more than 40 works with 21 original pieces.

This year will be the last under the direction of Vincent Baudriller and Hortense Archambault. The two directors were appointed in 2003 after the festival was canceled due to strikes by the intermittents du spectacle (“contract workers”). They have been appreciated for their innovative programming and were the first to implement the idea of artiste associé (associate artist), where a different artist is invited to co-curator each year. Over the years they have invite artists such as Olivier Cadiot, Christoph Marthaler, Jan Fabre, Josef Nadj, Thomas Ostermeier, and Boris Charmatz, and this year Stanislas Nordey and Dieudonné Niangouna. Baudriller and Archambault have also increasingly emphasized dance and multidisciplinary works and founded La FabricA, a long-anticipated space for residencies and rehearsals that opens all year round.

Vincent Baudriller will go to serve as the director of the Vidy-Lausanne Theater in Switzerland.

Olivier Py, the former director at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, will take over at Avignon.

The 67th Avignon Festival will run from July 5 - 26, 2013.

To learn more about the Avignon Festival, a terrific archival database is available on the Avignon Festival website as well as at la Maison Jean Vilar:

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