A leading stage on the international performing arts scene
In just over ten years,"Les Nuits de Fourvière" has become a major event on the international perfoming arts festival scene : a leading summer festival, a cultural event attracting more than 100 000 people each year.
Running from june to august, the festival present a two-month multidisciplinary programme of around 40 performances in the fields of music, theatre, dance and cinema.
"Les Nuits de Fourviere" is financed by the Rhone Departement local government.
A unique location
"Les Nuits de Fourviere" brings a new life to the stunning remains of the Gallo-Roman Theatres on the Fourvière hill in Lyon, creating a magical setting for both audiences and artists.
The Grand Theater : capacity from 2800 to 4500
The Odeon : capacity 1000
The programming features :
Since 2004, "Les Nuits de Fourviere" has presented a number of premiere performances and performances in national exclusivity.
Such projects featured Robert Wilson I La Galigo (French premiere), Philip Glass Orion and Naqoyqatsi (French premiere), Luca Ronconi Les Bacchantes (French premiere), Bartabas Partitions equestres, Tony Gatlif Vertiges, Jorge Lavelli Merlin (French premiere)...
Some of the artists who performed at Les Nuits de Fourviere
Theatre : Luca Ronconi and Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Robert Wilson, Jean-Claude Carriere & Carole Bouquet, Jorge Lavelli, The School of Peking Opera, Bartabas...
Dance : Paris Opera Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Sylvie Guillem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Preljocaj, José Montalvo, Ballet Béjart Lausanne, Käfig, Maria Pagés...
Classical : Barbara Hendricks, Lyon National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Lyon Opera Orchestra, Saint-Petersbourg Philharmonic...and conductors Emmanuel Krivine, David Robertson, Yuri Temirkanov, Maurizio Benini, Daniel Harding, Michel Plasson...
Music : Lou Reed, Damon Albarn, Massive Attack, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Jamiroquai, Oasis, Lenny Kravitz, William Sheller, Keith Jarrett, Ravi Shankar, Alain Souchon, Johnny Hallyday, Renaud, Joan Baez, Phil Collins, MC Solaar, Iggy Pop, Goran Brégovic, Cesaria Evora, Paolo Conte, Tricky, Caetano Veloso, PJ Harvey, The Rapture, Alain Bashung...
UNE NUIT A ALGER
Biyouna / Moknèche
Blonde dans la Casbah (Blond in the Kasbah)
Saturday 26 June / 9 pm
Tickets : 24 €
Film by Nadir Moknèche, presented by Biyouna and the director.
Biyouna, the charming, tempestuous Algerian diva, transcends all musical styles, moving from a swaying chaâbi to a voluptuous Arab swing. In his most recent film, Délice Paloma, Nadir Moknèche has once again called upon his favourite actress to play the role of Madame Aldjeria, the queen of petty dealings.
With Blonde dans la Casbah, Biyouna turns back the clock to her first creative adventures of the 60s when her dreams were still intact. Blonde is a cabaret-style album, brimming with delicate instrumental arrangements ; piano, violin, brass, guitar and mandolin. She sings of her disenchantments and her heartbreaks with a touch of impertinence and in a range that is alternately funny, moving and theatrical. Maryline, the ‘platinum blond in the Kasbah', reincarnated as a North African, is in fact her mother Djamila who died at the age of 84. She also does a cover of Demain tu te maries as a tribute to Patricia Carli who was a musical influence throughout her youth. This album gives forth a feeling of freedom - the freedom of a woman who dares to let herself be guided by her emotions and is not the least bit concerned about what others might think.
Biyouna became known to the film world in France when film director and fellow-countryman Nadir Moknèche chose her to star in Le Harem de Madame Osmane (Madam Osmane's Harem) and Viva Laldjérie. In Moknèche's latest full-length film, Délice Paloma, she plays Madame Aldjéria, a mafia queen and petty thief.
So you need a building permit ? You're alone for the night ? Madame Aldjéria can fix things up. The lady who has taken the name of the country will stop at nothing to survive in today's Algeria and to follow her dream : to become the owner of the Baths of Caracalla.
Length of the film : 2h20