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Avant-garde in Avignon - the Festival d'Avignon 2011
Festival d'Avignon/Christophe Raynaud de Lage

France’s largest, most avant-garde performing arts festival opens on Wednesday in Avignon. Directors and choreographers, French and foreign, have complete artistic licence in the spectacular mediaeval city. And there are over 1,000 unofficial shows. For three weeks there's creative chaos in  churches, storefronts, schools, open-air cloisters and the vast courtyard of the 14th-century Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes).

Festival reports
24/07/2011 - Festival d'Avignon

The Taiwanese connection at Avignon

Watching five dancers leap from chair to table and back with almost mechanical precision is one of the arresting moments at this year’s Avignon festival.
16/07/2011 - Festival d'Avignon - report

The man who tried to stop the Holocaust

Jan Karski, a Polish diplomat, risked his life to tell the free world about the Holocaust in 1942 - but no one listened.
15/07/2011 - Festival d'Avignon - report

New York theatre keeps audience hanging on the telephone

A musical version of a life told in telephone conversations - transcribed word for word – has been one of the revelations at the Avignon Theatre Festival.

Slideshow: Avignon 2011
Uncle Gourdin by Sophie Perez and Xavier Boussiron
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