To see in Paris this week (8th of December)
Christmas is comming ahead! This week’s cultural activities are designed to make you feel this festive atmosphere, with a number of festivals, concerts, performances and exhibitions. Be sure to make the most of it!
Paris Opera Ballet’s Nutcracker (Opéra Bastille)
Marius Petipa’s ballet on Tchaikovsky’s music was readaptated by Rudolf Noureyev for Paris Opera Ballet in 1985. Everything is festive and Christmas-like in this beautiful work: wonderful dancers, music, scenery and costumes. A must-see for everybody: beyond the fairy-tale, Noureyev’s intricate choreography is a high stake for soloists, with real psychological and technical complexity.
The Opera’s other venue, the Palais Garnier, is setting Jean-Guillaume Bart’s production of La Source.
From Nov. 26th to Dec. 29th. Information & reservations here.
Les Inaccoutumés festival (La Ménagerie de Verre, Paris)
The Ménagerie de Verre is a unique venue in Paris for contemporary creation. Its festival Les Inaccoutumés displays several artists, from the well-known Jérôme Bel (Jérôme Bel, 1995) and Philippe Quesne (La démangeaison des ailes, 2004), to younger artists. During this second and last week, you will have the opportunity to discover Raymund Hoghe’s An evening with Judy, and Claudia Triozzi’s Avanti tutta – 30 ans dans un an et tant pis pour ceux qui sont fatigués.
You can try to win free tickets with our special contest here.
From Nov. 18th to Dec. 13th. More information here.
Music concerts and festivals
Winter Camp Festival
No ski for you this year? Whatever! Winter Camp Festival invites you to a series of concerts in Paris and other French cities (Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nîmes, La Havre). In this edition’s programme, come listen to Jessica93’s rock, the Wytches’ post-punk and Fyfe’s post-dubstep.
From Dec. 9th to 13th. More information here.
Vittorio Santono at the Galerie Guillaume Poggi
The artist invites you to a trip of multiple layers: you can deambulate around the works, and dive into Vittorio Santono’s past as well as in art history. Throughout this journey, you can explore the artist’s unique perspective on his job and its political and social implications.
From Dec. 6th to Jan. 10th. More information here.
Visual elements: Paris Opera Ballet’s Nutcracker (Dorothée Gilbert and Mathieu Ganio)
Jérôme Bel’s Jérôme Bel
Winter Camp Festival