Once again the various performance venues of Reims made a joint enthusiastic effort to offer ten intense days of shows and artistic proposals from all over Europe.
Every year the festival provides the opportunity to share the performances of the leading figures of the European scene, to discover the most singular artists of their country or the proposals of younger companies.
In 2016, Greece was at the centre. The artists of the Greek contemporary scene presented their last creations which were inhabited by the suffering and hope of a population overwhelmed by the current situation.
"The crisis which has affected them so intensely is now experienced throughout Europe at various levels: it is not only economic, but also political and cultural. Greece invented the democratic society and performing arts at the same time. The country reminds us that theatre is a people’s art in which the artists and the audience form a poetic assembly that questions, calls to our minds and sometimes reinvents – during one show – the way we live together. More than even we need to exchange our ideas, to spread them, to share experiences and understand each other."
From the official announcement by Arnaud Robinet
MP and Mayor of Reims
Programme at the Comédie de Reims
Vania,10 ans après
Director | blitz theatre group
Production | blitz theatre group, Comédie de Reims
28 –29 January 2016 at the Comédie de Reims
Based on Marcel Proust
Director | Krzysztof Warlikowski
Production | Nowy Teatr-Varsovie, Ruhrtriennale
30 – 31 January 2016
Script | Efthimis Filippou
Stage Director | Argyro Chioti / Vasistas Theatre Group
Production | Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens
2 February 2016
6 a.m. How to dissapear completely
Conception, Stage Direction | blitz theatre group
Production | Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Blitz theatre group
3 February 2016
Script | Debbie Tucker Green
Stage Director | Rémy Barché
Production | Théâtre National de Strasbourg
5 – 6 February 2016
The Government Inspector
Based on Nikolai Gogol
Stage Director | Viktor Bodó
Production | Vígszínház Budapest, Sputnik Shipping Company
5 – 6 February 2016
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