Séminaire en Avignon

Festival d'Avignon

Image credit: © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon

The Australia Council is partnering for the third time with the Festival d’Avignon in 2016. The festival offers a seminar aimed at emerging artists in the performing arts, with a focus on theatre and dance. One Australian emerging artists will join 11 peers from several European countries and participate in a full program of discovery and encounters centered on contemporary artistic expression as presented at the Festival d’Avignon held from 16 to 24 July 2016.  

Launched in 2013 in partnership with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, the aim of the Séminaire en Avignon is to provide the young generation of stage professionals with a platform for in-depth exchanges on both the practical and theoretical level. The program gives participants the opportunity to share in the discovery of a range of performances of different kinds, to meet European and international practitioners and to take part in debates with some of the festival's guest artists, critics and theorists in the area of the performing arts. The distinguished dramaturg, Eric Vautrin is the mentor for the seminar and chairs the discussions and debates about the shows.

The Australian participant in the Séminaire en Avignon 2016 is Miranda Wheen 

Miranda Wheen in Cut the Sky by Marrugeku

Miranda Wheen in 'Cut the Sky' by Marrugeku - Image credit: Jon Green

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