Marseille-Provence is the perfect location for festivals. It already hosts many different events, some of which have become internationally recognised in their fields. Marseille-Provence 2013’s support for festivals will reflect our different programmes and methods. Initiatives include coproduction, the Euro-Mediterranean ateliers, artistic commissions and participative projects and activities.
Here are examples of projects currently being developed:
This project will come under the Euro-Mediterranean atelier programme and incorporate residences for young European and Mediterranean photographers. A special exhibition programme and projection evening have been planned for 2013.
Aix-en-Provence’s Festival International d’Art Lyrique will present two regional projects as part of a series of events celebrating urban cultures. The first is Jean Michel Bruyère’s “Opera Installation” at the Bois de l’Aune, exploring the spectacular side of musical events. The second is “Slam à l’Atlas”, produced by the Fondation Royaumont, Marseille-Provence 2013, the festival Les Suds à Arles and the Scène National de Châteauvallon. This project will examine how urban cultures are redefined through voices (La Parole Rythmique or Rhythmic Words) from northern and southern Mediterranean countries. The similarities with opera and its origins are obvious yet surprising.
This project focuses on three main activities:
1/ FIDlab, an international professional platform for meetings between directors, producers and potential sources of financing.
2/ Festmed, where meetings with programmers and wild cards to Mediterranean festivals will raise awareness of these events and their themes while encouraging the circulation of selected films.
3/ Meetings between different Mediterranean film institutes, featuring discussions between students and teachers, invitations to FID screenings and a dedicated round table.
Le Festival de Marseille F/D/Am/M explore la création contemporaine, tant régionale qu’internationale (Tokyo, Kyoto, Montréal, New York, Vienne, Kanisza, Londres…) à travers spectacles chorégraphiques et théâtraux, concerts, projections, installations, rencontres.
Toujours en chantier, le Festival invite chaque année artistes, publics et partenaires à une histoire partagée. De William Forsythe à Michael Clark, de Heiner Goebbels à Bernard Menaut, de Franck II Louise à l’Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro, le Festival poursuit inlassablement son rêve, celui d’une culture partagée autour d’un projet singulier qui investit cette Ville, épouse ses rivages et caresse ses différents visages.
This is not an exhaustive list. Plans are underway for Marseille-Provence 2013 to support other festivals, including: