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From June, 3th to June, 20th 2015, for its last edition as a festival, La Fête will celebrate the arts and the richness of the cultural cooperation between France and Thailand.
On June 3rd, 2015, in the Main Auditorium of Chulalongkorn University, the opening of the festival, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of French Renaissance King Francis I, with the show “Royal festivities at the French court “, that incorporates music, singing, dancing, acrobatics and sumptuous costumes.
More than any previous edition, La Fête 2015 will be a showcase of the Franco-Thai cultural cooperation with the new productions of choreographer Jitti Chompee and photographer Lek Kiatsirikajorn, who both benefited, in 2014, from a three-months residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, with the support of the French Embassy; with the exhibition of two students selected, this year, for the exchange program between the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris and Silpakorn University: Alexandre Poisson and Kanjana Chonsiri ; or with the plastic and photographic dialogue, that artists Rush Pleansuk and Philippe Moisan will present at the Alliance Française Bangkok.
In addition, La Fête 2015 will offer the best of contemporary French creations with surprising pieces like Notte (the night), a new magic performance that combines dance, magic, juggling and video effects, or like Standards, the newest piece by choreographer Pierre Rigal, in which eight hip hop dancers seize, gracefully but energetically, the French flag.
Finally, the much-awaited Hip-hop Battle will conclude this last edition of La Fête, and will be followed by a festive night animated by Go Grrrls’ two DJs (DJ Dookie and DJ Maehappyair): a youthful and musical event.
The last edition of La Fete will keep its promises by offering an eclectic and high quality programming opened to the world.
The full programming will be available, starting May 14th, on La Fête’s website: www.lafete-bangkok.com