The Biennale has travelled right across the world to gather together the most innovative performances of our time. This month it is back on the Cote D’Azur for the third time to showcase the very best in performance art in a series of performances all within easy reach of Parc du Cap.
Over 40 cities on the Riviera will host 65 shows from 11th January to 10th February this year, amongst which are 30 world premieres. To help you decide what to see and do, we’re sharing our top five picks from across the region.
Anthéa Antipolis, Antibes, 29th – 31st January
Just minutes from Parc du Cap, Libertivore gives us a fascinating insight into the future of humanity on an earth that is so rapidly changing. Fractales is an energetic performance defined by chaos and fraught emotion. It has no beginning and no end, forcing its audience to engage in the moment.
La Cité du Livre, Aix-en-Provence, 17th January – 23rd February
Mirages & Miracles is an immersive exhibition of new technologies, proving that the creative arts are right at the forefront of human progress. Pull on a virtual reality helmet and question your own eyes as shadows become people and people turn to dust. Become engrossed in mini performances that invite you to question the world around you. Witness Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot, visionaries of the 21st century, pushing the virtual world to its very limits.
The Village Chapiteaux, Marseille 17th January – 10th February
In this stunning photographic display, Yohanne Lamoulère combines the style of Raquel Rache de Andrade with her own to capture life and changes on the Cote D’Azur. Each of her photos, frames a silhouette within known and unknown landscapes of the region, inviting her audience to share a dreamlike experience of the French Riviera.
The Village Chapiteaux, Marsailles, 1st – 3rd February
Inspired by Herman Hesse, L‘Or Blancis invites his audience on an immense journey of self discovery. Refined scenography, choreographed scenes, mixed with spectacular acrobatic displays and metaphorical imagery make this an explosive performance like no other.
Forum Jacques Prévert, Carros, 8th February
After the solitary adventure Monsieur Mouche, for this performance Thomas Garcia joins forces with two musicians who are bursting to share their musical passion. The Big Pocket Orchestra takes its audience on a journey through love, laughter and total loss of control. Expect a mixture of quirky covers and original songs, and plenty of personality.
Here at Parc du Cap we’re captivated by the creative arts, and feel immensely proud that our part of the world is becoming a treasured destination for some of the world’s greatest artists. We hope you’ll take pleasure in the wonderful performances on your doorstep this month, too.