Season finales throughout June at the Théâtre de l’Archipel
Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel as an artistic hub for Perpignan and its surrounding area, the Théâtre de l’Archipel was inaugurated in June 2012. The eye-catching, juxtopositional design of the building itself has been a physical representation of the rich and diverse cultural programme performed within. And the 2017 / 18 season has been bursting with more delightful surprises!
Dance, circus, theatre and music of all varieties: audiences of all ages have been able to watch, listen and discover the very best in performance arts. With interactive workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibitions and lunch-break performances, it’s been another great season. But with the final curtain fast approaching, now’s the time to get a piece of the action…
Friday 1st (8.30pm)
Orchestre National de France
Under the baton of new conductor, Emmanuel Krivine, the French National Orchestra is leaving the auditorium of Radio France and heading to Perpignan for an exceptional symphonic performance. The young and talented Italian pianist, Beatrice Rana, will transport audiences on a musical journey of discovery with Sergueï Prokofiev’s most famous piano concertos.
Thursday 7th (7pm) & Friday 8th (8.30pm)
Around the themes of loss, pain, isolation, abandonment and continuity, the journey develops through the dreams and thoughts of a jogger listening to music. Combining several languages, different technologies and styles from Flamenco to hip hop, the performance is set to the lyrical narrative of London musician, Nitin Sawhney.
Friday 22nd (8.30pm)
This piece for six dancers uses clever staging and rigging to approach weightlessness and to play with balance and freedom of movement. A levitation experience that opens new gestural horizons for hip-hop dancers. But above all, this is a representation of human relationships in our fractured societies. Love, friendship, camaraderie and differences spill from this poetic choreography.
2018/19 season programme coming soon!
Théâtre de l’Archipel
Avenue Général Leclerc
04 68 62 62 00
Tickets available online, by telephone or on site (Tues – Sat 12pm – 6.30pm)