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The «Sélection suisse en Avignon» for 2017 is now known

Staging of the «Conférence de choses» by 2b company, at the Festival OFF d'Avignon 2016.

«Sélection suisse» 2017

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Press Release #SCH17 (French)


Laurence Perez
Director of the Sélection suisse en Avignon

The second «Sélection suisse en Avignon» for 2017 – the Swiss selection for Avignon Festival – is now known. From more than 140 dossiers received, the artistic management has selected the following projects:

  • «Still in Paradise» by Yan Duyvendak & Omar Ghayatt (theatrical performance)
  • «Le Récital des postures» by Yasmine Hugonnet (dance)
  • «1985 … 2045» by Katy Hernan & Barbara Schlittler / Kajibi Express (young spectators’ theatre)
  • «Halfbreadtechnique» by Martin Schick (performance)

These four companies will perform during the Festival OFF at Avignon between July 6 and July 26 2017.

Every year nearly three thousand directors and programmers of theatres and festivals from around the world come to the Avignon Festival on the lookout for new additions for their programmes. Thanks to the Sélection suisse, Swiss artists and performers will benefit from a personalised accompaniment that will generate contacts and tours within the framework of France’s cultural network. Last year numerous doors opened up to the artists and performers of the first Sélection and they received dozens of invitations to perform abroad.

The «Sélection suisse en Avignon» is a joint project of Corodis – The Commission for the diffusion of cultural events in French speaking Switzerland – and of Pro Helvetia.