The Festival d’Avignon will be taking place from 5 to 26 July this year. This is the last edition for directors Hortense Archambault and Vincent Baudriller.
Over the last few years, the Festival has had a more contemporary air, thanks in part to the many international artists who have regularly been guests at the festival. As a way of wrapping things up with beauty, Hortense Archambault and Vincent Baudriller have invited several of these artists back in order to present a production for one night during the Festival.
Within that framework, Guy Cassiers is presenting Orlando at the Festival d’Avignon, in Dutch with French surtitling. This will be the sixth time that he has been a guest of the renowned Festival since becoming artistic director of Toneelhuis in 2006. Other artists who have been invited again as part of this concluding statement include Romeo Castellucci, Boris Charmatz, Jan Fabre, Christoph Marthaler and Alain Platel.
Orlando can still be seen at the Bourla on 22 and 23 March 2013 and after that it goes on tour in France in the Dutch version with French surtitles. The show will be presented in Douai (9 April 2013) and at the Printemps des Comédiens festival in Montpellier (11 June 2013). It will subsequently be presented during the Festival d’Avignon at the Opéra-Théâtre, Place de l’Horloge, date still to be determined.
In the fall, Orlando will be the guest of the Théâtre de la Bastille in Paris (6-10 November 2013) and in Rome at the Roma Europa festival (15-17 November 2013), with Italian surtitles.
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