Francophonie Festival 2019 in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2019-03-13

The francophonie festival 2019 is themed " Play-on-world". Gambling, sports, you are invited to come and play.
Traveling Studio of Fatoumata Diabate
Time: 14:00-18:00, Mar.9
Venue: NUSPACE, #9 Kuixinglou Street, Qingyang District
As a tribute to African photography of the 50s and 60s, inspired by the works of Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Youssouf Sogodogo, Abderramane Sakaly, Albert Georges Lutterordt and Samuel Fosso, Malian photographer Fatoumata Diabate installs her traveling studio in Nu Space, an iconic cultural venue very popular with Chengdu youth.
Exhibition"Let's play! " Chengdu Red Art Museum
Time: Mar.10-24
Venue: Chengdu Red Art Museum
Let's play! is an exhibition which invites us to explore idea of 'play' from various different angles through photography and videos by six artists from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean united in their shared use of the French language: Viviane Dalles, Fatoumata Diabate, Mohamed Bourouissa, Elina Brotherus, Thierry Fontaine and Henry Roy.
Soul's Landescape: A Choreographic and Musical Performance
Time: Mar.10
Venue: Yi Chu Art Space
Souls' Landscape is a performance featuring Entissar Al Hamdani, a hip-hop dancer trained in Paris and Lebanon, and Uriel Barthélémi, a musician and composer.
This intense and eventful encounter makes the stage a place in which imagined, extraneous speech and the energy and the impetus of every movement become more important than the visible phenomenon itself. A space where real and imaginary masks unfurl or crack in an attempt to reveal some of the fragmented realities that exist within us.
Laetitia Colombani, The Interwoven Fates of Three Heroines
Time: Mar.15
Venue: Sichuan Normal University
Time: Mar.16
Venue: Fang Suo Commune
Laetitia Colombani's first novel, The Braid, was published to worldwide acclaim. Translated into about twenty languages, even before its publication in France, it has received numerous literary prizes.
The 19th French Song and Theatre Contest
Time: Mar.16
Venue: Fang Suo Commune
"Mars en Folie" Concerts
Time: Mar.29
Venue: NUSPACE, #9 Kuixinglou Street, Qingyang District
The global French-speaking communities are diverse and what can better capture the similarities and differences in cultures other than music. The music festival offers electronic, pop, rock, hip-hop and many more genres of music. It serves as a platform for people different colors, backgrounds and personalities to get together and share their passion for music.
Sustainable Urban Planning: Play between Nature and Culture
Time: Mar.28
Venue: Chengdu Museum
Landscapes, varying from garden to territory, all involve space and environment, as well as the cultural and symbolical aspect of places. Florence Mercier will show us how she conceives drawing gardens and landscapes in a constant play of crossing scales between Nature and Culture, using her own projects to illustrate her vision.

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