Transmission Impossible

4 Jul 2024
21 Jul 2024
Transmission Impossible, La Garance, Scène nationale de Cavaillon, © Barbara Buchmann Cottero
Transmission Impossible, La Garance, Scène nationale de Cavaillon, © Barbara Buchmann Cottero
Transmission Impossible, La Garance, Scène nationale de Cavaillon, © Barbara Buchmann Cottero
Transmission Impossible, La Garance, Scène nationale de Cavaillon, © Barbara Buchmann Cottero
Transmission Impossible is a project jointly devised by the Festival d’Avignon, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and choreographer Mathilde Monnier. An artistic and educational initiative for recent graduates from arts training programmes, it will take place as part of the Festival d’Avignon from 4 to 20 July 2024. Fifty young artists on the threshold of their careers are invited to immerse themselves in the 78th edition of this festival which serves as an experimental laboratory for the performing arts.

Thirty-eight of these dance, theatre and circus talents were part of the third cohort of young artists to benefit from bursaries awarded by the Foundation's Artists in the Community programme. Ten further participants come from seven countries around the world (Bolivia, South Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland and Taiwan), while the final three have recently graduated from an immersive training programme led by Mathilde Monnier. 

In Avignon, video artist Patric Chiha, author and playwright Stéphane Bouquet and writer and choreographer Cristina Garcia Morales will join Mathilde Monnier. Here, they will accompany participants as they question the formats and processes of transmission on show at the festival, sharpen their sense of contemporary artistic forms and deepen their knowledge of the professional field of the performing arts, a collective undertaking by their very nature.

Following a preparatory phase at La Garance - Scène Nationale de Cavaillon that will bring together all the young artists of Transmission Impossible, participants will split into two groups, each of which will in turn experience the intensity of the festival over the course of a week. They will take part in extended research workshops and artistic experiments, whilst benefitting from privileged access to shows, rehearsals and meetings with the artists whose works make up the festival’s programme.

At the end of each week, two public events will take place at the Eglise des Célestins, where – through a collective and hybrid format – the participants will share the impressions they recorded during their time embedded in the festival. In a critical and sensitive synthesis, these moments will bring together debates and performances in order to respond to the challenge proffered by Transmission Impossible.

 

Following Panorama in 2022 at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, and Sweat, Glitter and Moolah in 2023 at Les SUBS in Lyon, the post-graduation project Transmission Impossible offers a rich immersion in the heart of the world’s largest theatre festival. At the end of this unique adventure, the participating young professionals will be even readier still to embark upon their artistic careers.

Disciplines
Performing arts
Lieu
Église des Célestins
Avignon,
France
Transmission Impossible invites young artists who have received a bursary from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès to immerse themselves in the 78th edition of the Festival d’Avignon.
Amongst the 50 participants, 38 were part of the third cohort to benefit from bursaries awarded by the Foundation's Artists in the Community programme.
At the end of a week’s immersion in the festival, through a hybrid format at a public event, each of the participants will share the impressions they recorded during their time embedded in the festival.

Information

  • Artistic Coordination and Educational Accompaniment

    Artistic Coordination and Educational Accompaniment

    Mathilde Monnier (choreographer) 

    In collaboration with Stéphane Bouquet (author and playwright), Patric Chiha (video artist) and Cristina Morales (writer and choreographer)

    And the participation of the artists, creators and technicians of the 78th edition of the Festival d’Avignon. 


    Production Festival d’Avignon, Fondation d'entreprise Hermès 

    Coproduction NTCH Taiwan National Theatre, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbonne), Lithuanian Theatre Information Centre, Association MM


    With support from the French Embassy in Bolivia, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Mexico), Lithuanian Culture Institute


    In partnership with La Garance Scène nationale de Cavaillon


    Thanks to La Criée – Théâtre National de Marseille, Les Tréteaux de France Centre Dramatique National

  • Distribution

    With artists having received a study bursary from the Artists in the Community programme by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

    • Yassim Aït Abdelmalek
    • Jessim Belfar
    • Arthur Berthault
    • Matthieu Calvié
    • Malick Cissé
    • Robin Condamin
    • Luciana Costa-Piallat
    • Jade Crespy
    • Stéphane Delile
    • Nina Depays
    • Elena Dombrowski
    • Marina Escobar
    • Elsa Fafin
    • Ilonah Fagotin
    • Adam Fontaine
    • Barbara Ford
    • Pomme François-Ferron
    • Fantine Gelu
    • Ametonyo Gomes Da Silva
    • Paul Grassin
    • Loan Hermant
    • Ramo Jalilyan
    • Tristan Leroy
    • Vladimir Leroy
    • Woodina Louisa
    • Marie Mangin
    • Chloé Monteiro
    • Michael Nana
    • Ephraïm Nanikunzola
    • Apolline Peccarisi
    • Louise Phelipon
    • Lucas Resende Soares
    • Hugo Serre
    • Ehsan Shayanfard
    • Clara Thibault
    • Julia Touam
    • Alina Tshkovrebiva
    • Zaïna Yalioua 

      And thirteen young international artists:
       
    • Jessica Allemann
    • Jorge Ernesto Barrón
    • Mélanie Ferreira
    • Andréa Givanovitch
    • In Hwa Jin
    • Chou Kuan-Jou
    • Laura Kutkaitė
    • Zoé Lakhnati
    • Marco Mendonça
    • Aristeo Mora de Anda
    • Eunsil Noh
    • Eglė Švedkauskaitė
    • Hung Wei-Yao 
  • Practical information

    Admission to public presentations is free, subject to available seating

    Église des Célestins
    Place des Corps-Saints, Avignon

    12, 13, 19 and 20 July 2024, 7PM

    Each event features different presentations  

     

    Information & reservation

See also