2004-2011: "The awakening"

Friday 14 January 2011 Tags: architecture, Gaîté lyrique
Manuelle Gautrand is an architect. She was in charge of la Gaîté lyrique' restructuring all through the eight years. She tells about her love for the building and the lives it has lived in the "Foyer", a room in la Gaîté lyrique which has been conserved since the days of the Second Empire.

In the series

April/May 2011 : "A romantic view of technology"
Monday 11 April 2011
During the "Matt Pyke & Friends" events, Matt Pyke, artist and head of the British graphic studio Universal Everything, will occupy la Gaîté Lyrique's exhibition galleries. He recounts how, with sound, light and videos, he hopes to... Read more
Gaîté in practice
Monday 28 February 2011
Jérôme Delormas is the director of la Gaîté lyrique. During a visit with the collective of British artists UnitedVisualArtists, who will be featured during the opening week of March 2-6, 2011, he examines the potential of this building-tool. It's... Read more

2002-2004: "An eerie and inhabited place"
Monday 21 February 2011
Julie Morel is a digital artist of the Incident group. During the period of foreshadowing in 2003 and 2004, the City of Paris opened the doors of la Gaîté Lyrique for some months to the digital arts. For the website created for the occasion, Julie Morel... Read more
1974-1978, Alexis Gruss : the circus and the school of arts
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Alexis Gruss, godfather of the french circus circuit, met once actress Silvia Monfort. In la Gaîté lyriqueTogether they gave birth to the "Ecole au carré", the first french profesionnal school of circus, a major step to include the circus... Read more
The 1970’s - Theatre Without Constraints
Tuesday 8 February 2011
Lucien Attoun is a theatre and radio man, the co-founder of Théâtre Ouvert and a critic for France Culture for close to 40 years. He grew up in the 1940’s, in the lively neighborhood of La Gaîté Lyrique; he returned there in the 70’s to discover... Read more

April 2011 : phantom sounds in the concrete
Tuesday 1 February 2011
Arandel is the name of a musical project that was born out of the album 'In D'. The composer, who doesn’t reveal his name or face, will be in charge of sound design at la Gaîté lyrique during a week dedicated to the music label Infiné,... Read more
1989 : « Le parc d'attraction dont vous êtes le héros »

Wednesday 26 January 2011
Bernard Deyriès makes animated films. He and his partner Jean Chalopin created a theme park at la Gaîté lyrique inspired by their work in television. Equal parts wacky and ambitious, the project was a failure: technical problems kept multiplying and... Read more

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