Les Nuits de Fourvière's 2006 programme

10 May 2006

Les Nuits de Fourvière’s 2006 programme is available ! From June to August 2006, Les Nuits de Fourvière will present a multidisciplinary programme of drama, dance, music and cinema. 41 performances will take place in the Roman Theaters of Lyon-Fourvière. 2006 marks the 60th anniversary of the first performance in the Gallo Roman Theater since its rebirth. Programming features : - Les Nuits de Fourvière’s 2006 new productions : “ Récital équestre”, featuring Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Bartabas and the horse riders of the Académie du spectacle équestre de Versailles. (from June 14th to June 17th). “Périclès, prince de Tyr” / William Shakespeare directed by Michel Raskine (from June 22nd to June 28th). “Wola Baba”: A new work for four hip hop dancers and nine Pantsula dancers, in collaboration with the Festival de Danse de Châteauvallon (August 4th) - French exclusivities “Beauty and the Beast », an opera by Philip Glass based on the film by Jean Cocteau (June 29th). “Chick Corea plays Mozart” with the Bayerische Kammerphilarmonie (July 24th). “Brasil Brasileiro”, a production by Claudio Segovia in tribute to the Popular cultures of Brazil (from July 6th to July 8th). - Others prestigious artists Sting (June 27th), Cesaria Evora in “Islands night” (July 19th), Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette (July 28th), Robert Plant with The Strange Sensation and Louis Bertignac (July 1st), Bénabar (July 21st ), Paco de Lucia (July 25th), “Another evening” by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company (July 27th), Thomas Fersen and Arthur H (July 30th), Dionysos and La Grande Sophie (July 31th), etc… - 60 years of performances within the Roman Theaters of Fourvière After centuries of abandon, the roman theaters’ rebirth, on June 29th 1946, had been celebrated with a representation of the Perses by Eschyle, performed by the Groupe de Théâtre Antique de la Sorbonne. On June 29th 2006, Les Nuits de Fourvière’s audience will discover or rediscover La Belle et la Bête by Cocteau, exactly created in 1946 and revisited by Philip Glass 60 years later to the day…It will be our wink to History ! Press Contact : Séveryne Molard www.nuitsdefourviè