35 years of La Villette!
In the Grande Halle but also in the renovated Folies, at the Philharmonie, Cité de la musique, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Théâtre Paris Villette, Zénith, Trabendo, Hall de la Chanson, Conservatoire supérieur national de musique et de danse de Paris, Cabaret sauvage, equestrian centre or Little Villette, all the places in the park are mobilised to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this unique Fabrique urbaine !
Dance, street arts, digital, performance, music, a range always in tune with the aspirations of the society that is boiling the time of a festive weekend -and free – on March 24 and 25, with :
–guided tours of the park, a meeting around, and with, Bernard Tschumi ;
-a Grand Bal modern style:
With a choir of three hundred and fifty high school students, a hundred or so dancers from the Conservatoire de Paris, ten musicians and a conductor at the end of their studies, the Grand Bal modern style is the culmination, in an interactive and participative form, of a large-scale cultural and artistic action carried out over six months. From the serpentine dances of Loïe Fuller to the musical repertoire of French song, the youth will lead the dance and the cadence to bring this cultural heritage to life in a great artistic and collective celebration.
-An enchanting Indian holiday: the Holi Party
With the most colourful Indian embassy celebrating the end of winter and the first days of spring. For the occasion, young and old alike will release colourful powders to the sounds and rhythms of an Indian ballet accompanied by traditional musicians.
-The third edition of the festival 100 % with shows and performances:
For its third edition, 100 % takes possession of the park and its unique architecture for a great appointment of creation, innovation and artistic audacity. 100% is an invitation to a playful, popular, demanding stroll, open to all audiences, to discover the diversity of the most innovative and experimental artistic practices, to see the best of current creation through the great names on the international scene. 100%, it’s a veritable digest of what La Villette is all year round, with its multidisciplinary programming!
-The 100 % BEAUX-ARTS Exhibition: La Jeune Création invests LA GRANDE HALLE and LES FOLIES Les Beaux-Arts de Paris and La Villette join forces to present the works of fifty-one young artists, who will invest the Grande Halle and the Folies – recently renovated – of architect Bernard Tschumi. This exhibition is one of the first major events devoted to young artists from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The idea is to create a new rendez-vous with artists from art schools
.100% Beaux-Arts is the fruit of a first partnership with the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, directed by Jean-Marc Bustamante (The exhibition is part of the programme of events organised by the Cercle Chromatique, the association of former graduates of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. The selection of artists was made by the professors of the École des Beaux-Arts)
, driven by a taste for the creation and manufacture of space, and in a spirit of openness that led it to engage with many partners and institutions, the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais responded with pleasure to the invitation to design the scenography of the exhibition.
Biennale Némo, two exceptional closing concerts:
ALPHABET CRÉATION MONDIALE, digital and graphic dialogue between visual artist Alva Noto (or Carsten Nicolaï) and French poet performer Anne-James Chaton who present a representation of the contemporary world, through objective poetry, digital music, the graph and the glitch
.PURFORM the Canadian duo (Alain Tibault and Yan Brehwault) with an incredible audiovisual performance.
Monumental and playful sculptures in the open air (Will Ryman)
Activities for the youngest, which are all examples of a rich activity all year round.
La Villette will host two Olympic competition venues and, with the Trocadéro, will be one of two live venues for official festivities:
At the Zenith, La Villette will host the Olympic weightlifting and Paralympic judo and taekwondo competitions. Paralympic weightlifting competitions will be held at the Grande Halle. The La Villette live site will naturally be dedicated to sport and culture. It will offer initiatives to the 28 Olympic and 22 Paralympic sports, as well as cultural and festive programming specially created for the event. The opening and closing ceremonies of Paris 2024 will be broadcast live in the Grande Halle in La Villette
– 100% Festival
From 22 March to 08 April
Great Hall of La Villette
– Festive weekend
Saturday 24 March opening 10am & Sunday 25 March 10am-8pm
The majority of programs are offered free of charge with rare exceptions:
Day details of the 24th
Details of the day of the 25th
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