Olivier Py, Paul Rondin et les équipes du Festival d’Avignon ont pris acte des déclarations du Président de la République du 13 avril 2020.
Les conditions ne sont plus aujourd’hui réunies pour que se déroule la 74e édition qui devait se tenir du 3 au 23 juillet 2020.
A popular and contemporary artistic adventure. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is today one of the most important contemporary performing arts events in the world. Every year in July, Avignon becomes a city-theater, transforming its architectural heritage into various performance venues, majestic or surprising, welcoming tens of thousands of theater-lovers (over 130,000 admissions) of all ages. Its legendary space is the “Cour d’honneur” (main courtyard) of the Palais des papes, the heart of outdoor performances, with nearly 2,000 spectators. The spectators, often on vacation and far from home, spend several days in Avignon and see some of the 40 shows, mostly plays and dance recitals and occasionally concerts or plastic arts events. The Festival successfully brings together a general public and international creation for an original alliance. Avignon is also a state of mind: the city is an open-air forum where festival-goers discuss the shows and share their experiences as spectators. For a month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and living culture.