An intense, joyous and brimful programme!
Forty-five shows - including 25 premieres! The Biennale invites you to come together around great popular works, applaud hip-hop pearls, revisit the masters of contemporary dance, venture into the world of performance, and hold your breath as the new circus wows you... Discover the line-up and book online!
DV8 Physical Theatre - Lloyd Newson
The latest searing, quasi-documentary piece of theatre by “the Sex Pistols of dance”, based on interviews with 50 men who talk about love and sex, and confide their private struggles. The power of dance heightened by the power of words, and vice versa.
When does the term “choredrama” apply? When James Thierrée uses dance to probe the human condition… Textless, wordless and maybe even plotless, this dystopia is a toxic, fantastical vision. With James Thierrée on stage.
Hip-hop can also be poetic and sensual
On stage: 16 performers, original music, and even a title that hints at the piece’s place in the repertoire, firmly recording hip-hop in dance history. World première.
A virtuoso choreography
On its first visit to Lyon in September 2013, the L.A. Dance Project unveiled the artistic intelligence of its standout soloists. The highcalibre
collective is now back with a audacious bill that combines the impetuous dance of Israeli Roy Assaf; the digital visual and audio environment of Japanese Hiroaki Umeda; and the elegance and finesse of Millepied himself.
Happy Birthday Mister Défilé !
Sat. 14 Sept., from 2 pm, from Terreaux to Bellecour !
This 10th edition of the Défilé, Europe's biggest dance parade, is the occasion to look back fondly on the inspiration for the very firrst Biennale parade: the Rio Carnival, with its samba and floats! Featuring 4500 amateur performers in the streets, 12 groups from around the region and a party to enjoy together !