Live performances


Alvin Ailey II

by Denis Caïozzi - 69 minutes
For more than forty years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.


Tero Saarinen / Morphed

by Louise Narboni - 61 minutes
In Morphed, a band of seven men, bursting with intense, yet multi-layered masculine energy, delve into manifold themes such as change and sensuality.

Chicos Mambo / Tutu

by Denis Caïozzi - 75 minutes
In twenty paintings, the Chicos Mambo revisit various dances and play with choreographic codes, without taboo. The tutu, yes, but not only. They take-on contemporary dance, from Pina Bausch to Dancing with the Stars, from Nadia Comăneci and her followers, to tango and even haka…

Akram Khan / Chotto Desh

by Luc Riolon - 57 minutes
Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh.



Jonah Bokaer / Rules of the game

by Jérôme Cassou - 84 minutes
"To me, choreography is primarily a visual art. Movement and rhythm are two elements that you find in visual art but also in architecture. My approach to dance is strongly influenced by new technology." Jonah Bokaer

Israël Galvan /

by Luc Riolon - 80 minutes
The music, that’s the topic. The music that has sounded throughout Israel Galvan´s shows and now appears free of plots, scripts or theatre.

Maguy Marin / BiT

by Luc Riolon - 60 minutes
"With her new show, Maguy Marin signs one of of her craziest and strongest performance" Le Figaro


Kader Attou / Opus 14

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 72 minutes
Before the curtain opens, a heart beat sound is rising. Opus 14 of Accrorap company is a show created with the rhythm and the human

Kyle Abraham / Pavement

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 57 minutes
The dance of the new favorite of the New York stage is poetic and political, mixed and committed.

Rocio Molina / Bosque Ardora

by Luc Riolon - 70 minutes
Dans le sillage radical du nouveau flamenco, Rocío Molina signe Bosque Ardora, une création qui plonge le spectateur au cœur de la forêt


Carolyn Carlson / Now

by Denis Caïozzi - 82 minutes
Nothing exhausts the breath that animate, since four decades, the famous American of contemporary French dance. "Now", the new show of Carolyn Carlson, inaugurates her residence of two years in the National Theater of Chaillot.

Saburo Teshigawara / Dah Dah Sko Dah Dah

by Luc Riolon - 65 minutes
A mythical play that goes closest to what exists at the rythm's birth, and sound : pulsations of the heart, sound of the wind or sand grains. Une pièce mythique qui s’approche au plus près de ce qui préexiste à la naissance du rythme, donc du son : les pulsations du cœur, le bruit du vent ou celui des grains de sable.


Nuit Flamenca

260 minutes
on ARTE, Sunday 7th July, from Midnight A whole night of flamenco with some of the best choreographers, dancers and musicians.

La Familia de Los Reyes

by Josselin Carré - 79 minutes
The Familia de los Reyes is one of the families guardians of flamenco treasure. On stage, two generations of artists who show what is usually hidden to the layman: the living memory of a clan, with the gypsy dance in the heart of all their movements.


15ème Biennale de la Danse de Lyon

180 minutes
Show on ARTE : Japanese Delight (réal. Luc Riolon) avec Mortal Combat, Repoll:FX and Former Aktion Shows on ARTE LIve Web : Mourad Merzouki / Yo Gee Ti (dir. Luc Riolon) Dada Massilo / Swan Lake (dir. Jean-Marc Birraux) Dave St Pierre (...)

Russel Maliphant / The Rodin project

by Luc Riolon -
For this work, Maliphant has collaborated with a group of extraordinary performers, using a movement vocabulary influenced by the dance forms of popping, breaking and contemporary dance, integrated through Maliphant’s language of flow, form and (...)




Charles Lloyd - Sangam trio

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 60min
« There is a long time now that Charles Lloyd let appear in his spiritualist and syncretic music – taking some spectacular effects from free jazz, some forms and idioms (blues, folk, standards) from tradition and lyricism, mystics from Coltrane – (...)

Stomu Yamashta in concert / The Void & The sound of zen

2 x 52 minutes
The Void : 9/11 - Recording at St Eustache Church (Paris) Exceptional event ! Stomu Yamashta, will play with stones of thousands years old, with the lyric singer Sverrir Gudjonsson and a sacred music singer from Syria, Noma. The sound of zen : (...)

Joëlle Léandre / The Stone Quartet

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 52 minutes
Joëlle Léandre always struggled for a free, spontaneous approach of music. She succeeded in imposing her artistic vision because of a stong faith in the ideal of her music conceptions.


Kronos Quartet

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 52min
Kronos is as much a myth as a living reality. This American quartet, which is returning to Le Mans two years after its memorable first concert, proves it by including in the programme a flurry of its latest productions that have had diverse (...)

Cadre Noir of Saumur

Every once in a while, the Ecole Nationale d’Equitation - National School of Equitation - offers the public access to discover its means and its actions towards the sport of equitation and its heritage. The "Cadre Noir" of Saumur is the teaching (...)

Festival de l’Epau - « 3 pianists in the making»

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 120min
This 120 minute long programme will be divided into three parts, each 40 minutes long, that will correspond to the best moments of the three concerts, filmed in three different places on three different days (Adam Laloum, Wilhem Latchoumia, Francesco Tristan Schlimé).

Ron Carter Quarter - Dear Miles

by Jean-Marc Birraux -
Miles Davis had several grand periods in his musical career and notably, two famous quintets. The first was during the fifties and early sixties, with Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, that the album "Kind of Blue" showcased. (...)


La Nuit de la voix - Europa Jazz 2007

by Jean-Marc Birraux -
24 Images proposes the recordings of two concerts held as part of "La Nuit de la voix" during the festival Europa Jazz ’07. The first is a creation by Yves Robert titled « L’ARGENT ». Trombonist virtuoso who juggles nonchalantly between genres and (...)

Shibuza Shirazu

by Jean-Marc Birraux -
A Japanese group comprising about 40 musicians, actors, dancers and who blend the Japanese traditional arts (bhuto, Nö theatre), contemporary performances (painting, video, multimedia) with Jazz that is completely unlike the classical big bands, (...)


by Luc Riolon - 52 minutes
In one of the areas of Marseilles, a child runs from place to place, from the courtyard to the classroom, crossing an undefined piece of land occupied by Gitans. In each of these places, the child meets groups of children who sing and dance to (...)


Les Belles Nuits des Harmonies

by Michel Esquirol - 60 minutes
For more than a quarter century, Europa Jazz, the festival in Le Mans has incessantly enouraged musical fusions in order to present to us, each pring, creations and original encounters between musicians from diverse horizons, from traditional (...)

An Evening with the Dupuys

by Charles Picq - 120min
Françoise and Dominique Dupuy are part of the great figures of contemporary dance in France. They occupy a special place in the dance scene. They are indeed special, for they are the torch-bearers and the memory of a tradition of dance from the (...)


Shared Stages

by Luc Riolon - 56min
A recording of 3 shows by the Maguy Marin Company The idea of this film was to create a time and a space for several creations to come together on one stage, to be seen at times separately and at times together. The film regroups different (...)

Horses and Melodies

by Olivier Clerot - 60 minutes
With Company Les cavaliers de l’Aventure The contemporary circus has been revived: the artists are renewing its language while sticking to traditional rules (circus tent, round tracks, music, rhythm, clownery, acrobatic numbers) but at the same (...)


Night of the voices

by Michel Esquirol - 60 minutes
This unique concert brings together two exceptional artists: Maria Pia de Vito, jazz virtuoso from Italy and Ramamani Ramanujam, a renowned singer who belongs to the South Indian tradition of music. Delving deep into the sources of their (...)


Claudio Monteverdi / Selva Morale e Spirituale

by Michel Esquirol - 85min
After the creation of the first part of the this work in 1997 during the baroque festival in Sable-sur-Sarthe, Bernard Fabre-Garrus and his group continue their pursuit of Monteverdi’s work, a work that is not very widely known. This is the (...)

May B

by Luc Riolon , Charles Picq - 83min
“May B”, Maguy Marin National Choreographic Centre at Rilleux-la-Pape. If Beckett wanted to do theatre without words, Maguy Marin wants to make dance talk. 1981, “May B”. Ten human beings, as though made of clay, hammer the ground and come (...)


Le Globe

by Luc Riolon - 32min
Two men come rushing back to Le Globe, a night club that’s situated in a dilapidated castle. The situation becomes a pretext for all forms of dance: together and in a frenzy, solos or duos applauded by the assembly, silent numbers performed by (...)

Manu Dibango / Sax & Spirituals

by Luc Riolon - 70 minutes
At 64, Manu Dibango is today an accomplished jazz musician and is recognised all over the world. Midway between jazz and gospel, here is a concert by this impassioned musician.


Jazz J’Asia / Japan Today

by Michel Esquirol - 276 minutes
The black star of Jazz hasn’t stopped shining in the Land of the Rising Sun, and the public has become attentive to the Japanese production in this field, that is in search of an identity. During the year long cultural shows that were put up to (...)

Raùl Barboza / La tierra sin mal

by Michel Esquirol - 60 minutes
Raul Barboza is an Indian who comes from the Argentinean tribe of the Guaranis. He presents to us the accordion, through the living genre of music called “Chamamé”, a genre that’s evocative and full of emotion. La tierra sin mal, his new show is a (...)

Louis Sclavis Fiesta Trio

by Jean-Marc Birraux - 194 minutes
For the festival Europa Jazz 1997, Louis Sclavis was allowed to perform whatever he pleased, with just the obligation of keeping it a trio. A challenge that he took up by playing for more than four hours with the great names of modern jazz: (...)

Claudio Monteverdi / Selva Morale E Spirituale

by Luc Riolon - 96 minutes
The “A Sei Voci” ensemble very rapidly acquired international fame. Founded in 1977, this ensemble took up as its vocation to rediscover the polyphonic musical compositions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, while remaining loyal to (...)

Maguy Marin / Ram Dam

by Luc Riolon - 74 minutes
The choreographer and his dancers perform Ram Dam, where dance, theatre and music blend together in a brouhaha that’s perfectly orchestrated. Created in 1995, Ram Dam is a show in two parts and is placed under the sign of numbers. Ram, created (...)

Boris Charmatz / Aatt enen tionon

by Luc Riolon - 19 minutes
A choreography by Boris Charmatz that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Cultural Arts Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. A scaffolding on three different levels… One dancer on each level Three dancers lost and solitary, violent and (...)


Laurent Cugny and Orchestre National de Jazz

by Gilles Cousin - 60 minutes
For the National Jazz Orchestra, it’s their eighth year of existence, fifth musical director and close to 450 concerts around the entire world. Until this day, the orchestra has remained one of its kind in its principles and functioning. Laurent (...)

Steve Waring Quintet / Le Colporteur

by Gilles Cousin - 60 minutes
Le Colporteur (The Hawker) is one of Steve Waring’s shows, one about a great traveller in the land of sounds. With Steve and his musicians, we discover that songs, jazz and humour can be traced on the same latitude of the (...)


Jazz Bocage

by Gilles Cousin - 60min
Jazz Bocage is a return to the first loves of jazz, a means of revitalising oneself with the energy of immortal and jubilatory popular music! This creation is of the most ambitious ones proposed to the public since the birth of the Europa (...)

Louis Sclavis Sextet / The Violence of Rameau

by Gilles Cousin - 60 minutes
Louis Sclavis proposes this year a new project around Jean-Philippe Rameau’s music. A strange encounter between a contemporary jazzman and 18th century music! Nothing can stop Louis Sclavis who is today one of the most important musicians of (...)

Marc Perrone Tentet / Cinema-Memory

by Gilles Cousin - 60 minutes
Melodies and images come together to redesign the atmosphere of films by Jean Vigo, René Clair, Duvivier, Carné, Renoir and so many others that have remained alive in our collective memory. “Cinema-Memory” is the concentrated history of songs and (...)

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