Although the newest German theatre productions are well-received in France, contemporary French theatre groups are hardly shown here in Germany. Several theatres in Berlin have been co-hosting the festival France en Scène which gave young French acting troupes the opportunity to introduce themselves to German audiences, and in so doing, create new impulses for further artistic exchange. The theme of the festival was the nouveau cirque, an art style that developed in France in the 1980s and eventually became known for its high artistic quality. Nouveau cirque combines circus elements, such as juggling and acrobatics, with techniques from other genres like modern dance, music and performance.

Ensembles / artists: Théâtre des Lucioles, Compagnie 111, Compagnie Anomalie, Jean-Baptiste André, Patrice Chèrau / Philippe Calvario, Joël Pommertat / Compagnie Louis Brouillard, Mathilde Monnier / Katherin, Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio, Ben Mahi / Guy Alloucherie (all F), Leyla Rabih / theater konstellation (F/D/CH)

Venues in Berlin:
French embassy, Admiralspalast, Hebbel am Ufer, Pariser Platz, Radialsystem, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Sophiensaele, Radialsystem, Berliner Festspiele and the Academy of the Arts
Schedule: 10 Mar. - 1 Apr. 2007


Französische Botschaft
Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse

Kurfürstendamm 211

10719 Berlin