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Summer Festivals In France: Dance And Theater Roundup

Summer is the high-season for Dance and Theater festivals in France. From Lille to Marseille by way of Avignon, performance festivals abound. Long-running, world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d’Avignon (the oldest festival in France), or the Festival International de Théâtre et de la Rue in Aurillac (the largest street theater festival in Europe) punctuate the summer landscape. Other programs include the Festival Latitudes Contemporaines in Lille, recommended for the audacity of its programming, and the Festival Actoral, in Marseille, a multidisciplinary festival bringing together poets, playwrights, performers, and many others. 

The festival season continues well into the fall with highlights such as Mettre en Scène in Rennes or the Festival du Cirque Actuel (CIRCA), in Auch, and of course, the Festival d'Automne in Paris.

The Theater and Dance Office of the Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has gathered a list of festivals that present the most innovative work from across the vibrant contemporary performance world. For a complete list of summer festivals in France, read Telerama’s annual summer festival guide. You can also check out their Dance and Theater specific roundups.

Around Paris

Festival June Events// June 4th – June 19th // Paris La Cartoucherie Festival International des Etés de la Danse// July 4th – July 27th// Paris Théâtre du Chatelet Festival Quartier d’été// July 14th – August 11th// Paris Festival Les Inaccoutumés// Nov 12th – Dec 7th// Paris La Ménagerie de Verre Festival d’Automne// Sept 13th – Jan 12th

// Paris


North of France

Latitudes contemporaines// June 5th – June 20th // Lille – Roubaix – Armentières   Festival International Mettre en Scène// Nov 5th – Nov 23rd// Rennes Automne en normandie// Nov 12th – Dec 7th

// Haute-Normandie


South of France

Festival Uzès Danse// June 14th – June 19th// Uzès Festival de Marseille// June 19th – July 12th// Marseille Montpellier Danse 2013// June 22nd – July 6th// Montpellier Festival des arts lyriques// July 4th – July 27th // Aix-en-Provence Festival d’Avignon (IN)// July 5th – July 26th // Avignon Festival d’Avignon (OFF)// July 8th – July 31st // Avignon L’Eté Danse des Hivernales d’Avignon// July 11th – July 21st// Avignon Festival International de Théâtre et de Rue// Aug 21st – Aug 24th// Aurillac Festival du Cirque Actuel (CIRCA)// Oct 18th – Oct 27th// Auch Festival Actoral// Sept 24th – Oct 13th 

// Marseille 


East of France

Cliquez ici avec le bouton droit pour télécharger les images. Pour protéger la confidentialité, Outlook a empêché le téléchargement automatique de cette image à partir d'Internet.Festival Les Intranquilles Les Subsistances// June 26th – June 29th // Lyon Festival de Chalon dans la rue// July 24th – July 28th

// Chalon-Sur-Saône