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Programme 16-17

theatre dance exhibitions events music circus labo utile season saison 2016/2017

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THEATRE 2016/2017

III Corps Diplomatique Halory Goerger

Corps Diplomatique is the theatrical manifestation of something that should have only remained a thought experiment – i.e., what would happen if we let a theatrical troupe float endlessly in a space station for tens of thousands of years, whose only mission was to rehearse and perform a show ad infinitum ?

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2016 // 8:30 pm

III La Mouette

Thomas Ostermeier Three years after his unforgettable production of Ibsen’s Ghosts, Thomas Ostermeier returns to le lieu unique with his latest creation: Chekhov’s The Seagull. Among his excellent actors are Valérie Dréville, Jean-Pierre Gos and Mélodie Richard, who were already present in Ghosts.

Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 December 2016 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016

III Songes et Métamorphoses Guillaume Vincent

After the one-woman performance of Rendez-vous gare de l’Est in 2014, Guillaume Vincent returns to le lieu unique with a multifaceted show, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A text that is by turns poetic and modern, where the world today is approached through the prism of a dream.

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 January 2017 // 7:00 pm // original production 2016 CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

III Bovary

Tiago Rodrigues

Based on Gustave Flaubert’s novel Tiago Rodrigues, the inspired and inspiring Portuguese playwright, actor and director, returns to le lieu unique to present Bovary, a play based on the trial Flaubert endured after being accused of moral obscenity after the publication of Madame Bovary. Both diatribe and verbal sparring, Tiago Rodrigues warns us against censorship and exalts the power of words.

Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 January 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 – Q&A with the cast and crew after the Monday, January 30th performance.

THEATRE 2016/2017

III Doreen

David Geselson Director David Geselson decided to weave a polyphonic play using Lettre à D., André Gorz’s poignant declaration of love to his wife. A man and a woman invite us into the privacy of their living room, where they discuss their life together, and take us far beyond it.

Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 – Q&A with David Geselson after the Thursday, March 2nd performance. – Fabrique de l’art - Saturday, March 4th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (€8).

III Deux ampoules sur cinq Isabelle Lafon

This first chapter in a trilogy baptized “Les Insoumises” (“The Rebellious”), Deux ampoules sur cinq is freely adapted from The Akhmatova Journals by Lydia Chukovskaya. This is a play where two voices reveal the relationship between these politically active women of letters.

Tuesday 7 to Sunday 11 March 2017 // 8:30 pm – Fabrique de l’art Wednesday March 8th : 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (€5).

III Les armoires normandes Les Chiens de Navarre

Since their first production in 2005, Les Chiens de Navarre have had audiences rolling in the aisles with every show. Their latest play, Les armoires normandes, does not disappoint and continues in a vein that has become their trademark: unapologetically childish fun backed with technically masterful acting.

Thursday 9 to Friday 10 March 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONYX

III Réparer les vivants Emmanuel Noblet

By adapting Maylis de Kerangal’s novel Réparer les vivants – critically acclaimed and winner of several literary prizes – Emmanuel Noblet wows audiences with a breathtaking performance about a poignant subject: organ donation.

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March 2017 // 8:30 pm

at Onyx

THEATRE 2016/2017

III Un faible degré d’originalité Antoine Defoort

After 2014’s Germinal, which he presented with his partner-incrime, Halory Goerger, Antoine Defoort returns to le lieu unique on his own this time for a scholarly and off-the-wall conference on the mysterious world of copyright.

Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 March 2017 // 8:30 pm

III Zone

LTK Production

Based on the novel by Mathias Énard Zone takes us on a journey deep into the psychology of a secret agent at the end of his tether. In this new play, adapted from Mathias Énard’s novel, LTK Production paints the portrait of an everyday hero overwhelmed by the complexity of the world.

Monday 27 March to Saturday 8 April 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2017 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LE TU-NANTES CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

III Hearing

Amir Reza Koohestani Ten years ago, Iranian artist Amir Reza Koohestani was applauded at le lieu unique for his Dance on Glasses, and has since met with international acclaim. His play Hearing premiered in July 2015 has been a great success in Europe ever since. Thankfully for us, he will be returning to le lieu unique on his way through Nantes.

Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 April 2017 // 8:30 pm In Persian, with French surtitles.


III Werther!

Nicolas Stemann

Based on The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe Since its premiere in Germany nearly 20 years ago, Werther! has continued to wow critics and audiences alike. Actor Philipp Hochmair, who acts in both French and German here, employs all his skills for this physical, very extroverted style. Directed by Nicolas Stemann, Hochmair turns Goethe’s novel into a powerful, contemporary video journal.

Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 May 2017 // 8:30 pm


DANCE 2016/2017

III Circuit

David Rolland In Circuit, Nantes-based choreographer David Rolland invites each of us to dance. In this performance for a single spectator, visitors stroll through a set designed with visual artist Dominique Leroy and his team of multimedia designers.

Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November 2016 // original production 2016 details regarding times on


III Jours étranges

Dominique Bagouet / Catherine Legrand

at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes

8 years old and up

As a regular performer of Dominique Bagouet’s choreography, Catherine Legrand continues to share the late artist’s dances with other companies. After already directing a group of teenagers in Jours étranges, she has asked six women to participate in a brand new interpretation of this very same piece.

Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November 2016 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONYX

III Primitifs

Michel Schweizer Fauves was presented at le lieu unique in 2011, and staged ten teenagers and their unique traits. For Primitifs, Michel Schweizer invites the world of architecture on stage to explore a theme concerning all of us, while also being out of our reach: the harmful result of man’s presence on Earth.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016 // 8:30 pm

III Pièces (working title)

Ambra Senatore – CCN de Nantes As director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, Italian choreographer Ambra Senatore has triumphantly danced on the most prestigious stages in France. She has gracefully accepted le lieu unique’s invitation to present her new creation, Pièces.

Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 December 2016 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 – Fabrique de l’art December 7th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm (€5). - Q&A with Ambra Senatore December 7th after the performance. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONYX

DANCE 2016/2017

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(c’est l’œil que tu protèges qui sera perforé) Christian Rizzo

One year after creating ad noctum at Le TU-Nantes, Christian Rizzo presents a solo piece written for Kerem Gelebek. This choreography takes place entirely inside a wooden box that the dancer must gradually empty.

Thursday, January 19th 2017 // 8:30 pm IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LE TU-NANTES

at Le TU-Nantes

III Même

Pierre Rigal For his new creation, polymorphic choreographer, Pierre Rigal plays with the ideas of similarity and memes (même/mème). With nine dancers, actors, singers and musicians, he mixes different interpretations, and transforms them into a series of loops – but loops that are not entirely closed off.

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016

III Battle OPsession Battle OPsession is one of the world’s foremost gatherings for hip-hop dancing. Nearly 200 dancers converge at le lieu unique for the first weekend of the festival, HIP OPsession.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February 2017

Full details on the programme and times on IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PICK UP PRODUCTION

part of the festival HIP OPsession

III Éloge du puissant royaume Heddy Maalem

8 years old and up

A few days after the monumental battle, le lieu unique will host a performance by Heddy Maalem, directly inspired by krumping. Hip-hop brings these five dancers to life, animating them with telluric force, somewhere between violence and grace.

Saturday, February 25th 2017 // 8:30 pm

part of the festival HIP OPsession

DANCE 2016/2017

III Removing Noé Soulier

Three years after the solo performance that brought him to public attention, Noé Soulier – a dancer and choreographer with a Masters in philosophy – uses utilitarian gestures to compose original dance scores. A piece for six dancers, where unison rivals disharmony.

Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2017 // 8:30 pm

III Voronia

Marcos Morau Winner of the 2013 National Dance Prize in Spain and appreciated throughout Europe, Marcos Morau has decided to stop by Nantes for one of his only performances in France. His expressive dance and destructured ballet steps attempt to probe the dark corners of our inner selves. This dreamlike, David Lynchian atmosphere dives into the earthly chasms of our humanity. As dizzying as it is gripping.

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2017 // Friday at 8:30 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LE GRAND T, THÉÂTRE DE LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE

III Nicht schlafen

les Ballets C de la B – Alain Platel With unabashed elation, we are excited to welcome back Les Ballets C de la B and Alain Platel this season. Having already performed at le lieu unique (Out Of Context, 2010; Gardenia, 2011) the Flemish company returns to Nantes with their brand new show.

Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016

at Grand T, Théâtre de Loire-Atlantique


CIRCUS 2016/2017

III VieLLeicht

Mélissa Von Vépy

8 years old and up

Since creating a buzz in Hans was Heiri by Zimmermann & de Perrot – performed at le lieu unique in 2012 – Mélissa Von Vépy has developed a personal body of work around the idea of the ethereal. Here, this graceful artist is connected to a heavy structure with a series of ropes, metamorphosing instantly into a dislocated puppet.

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2016 I 8:30 pm


Tsirihaka Harrivel et Vimala Pons

10 years old and up

We have not seen Vimala Pons and Tsirihaka Harrivel since their exhilarating De nos jours (Notes on the circus) when they were part of the Ivan Mosjoukine collective (2013). Le lieu unique is pleased to rediscover these two magnificent performers, known for their capacity to blast the codes of circus performance wide open for a full house with their latest show: GRANDE –.

Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 November 2016 // 1h 50 min. // original production 2016 – Q&A with Tsirihaka Harrivel and Vimala Pons after the Wednesday, November 23rd performance.


MUSIC 2016/2017

III Erwan Keravec

Sonneurs, Nu Piping #3

Compositions : Wolfgang Mitterer, Susumu Yoshida and Samuel Sighicelli

This project is the final chapter in a trilogy launched by Erwan Keravec, where contemporary compositions are written for bagpipes. This Breton virtuoso takes his instrument far from its cultural home and radically renews both its sound and the way it is played.

Thursday, October 6th 2016 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

III Another Orient

Carte blanche for the festival Les Orientales For over a decade, the festival Les Orientales has “imported” the rarest of musical and artistic forms. Since the end of the festival three years ago, le lieu unique wished to invite the artistic team behind Les Orientales – and now, it’s a done deal. This carte blanche will reveal the 1,001 other ways we can move from East to West. And back.

Saturday, October 8th 2016 // from noon to midnight

III Yann Tiersen Solo

Touching and deeply human, Yann Tiersen has become a household name thanks to his immediately identifiable sound within the musical landscape – one he has discreetly inhabited for the past twenty years. His new album is an ode to Ouessant, with a nod to the America of Philip Glass and the France of Erik Satie.


at la Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes

III Bryce Dessner Perhaps known best known as a guitarist for the American rock group The National, Bryce Dessner is also a composer in his own right, with a repertoire of orchestral works and chamber music. Adventurous, stimulating and accessible, his work and vision will be at the heart of the next two seasons at le lieu unique.

Friday, October 21st 2016 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016

MUSIC 2016/2017

III Matmos

Perfect Lives After having collaborated with artists ranging from Björk to the Kronos Quartet, American group Matmos returns to le lieu unique to perform Perfect Lives: cult artist, Robert Ashley’s televisual opera.

Saturday, October 29th 2016 // 7:00 pm IN PARTNERSHIP WITH L’ASSOCIATION YAMOY

part of the Soy Festival

III Tim Hecker / Tyondai Braxton The day after the Matmos concert, the excellent 
Soy Festival returns to le lieu unique. On the programme are the Canadian Tim Hecker’s incredible and contemplative drones and the experimental stylings of Tyondai Braxton, ex-leader of Battles.

Sunday, October 30th 2016 // 6:00 pm IN PARTNERSHIP WITH L’ASSOCIATION YAMOY

part of the Soy Festival

III Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa, Trilok Gurtu 1st part : Colunia

Three of jazz’s most talented performers in the world come together for an exceptional concert at La Cité des Congrès. Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, pianist and Cuban composer Omar Sosa, as well as Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu fuse their sonic worlds and create a form of music that truly opens onto the world.

Monday, October 31st 2016 // 8:30 pm part of Jazz en Phase festival at la Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes

III Christophe For the past fifty years, Christophe’s voice has haunted radio waves with his incredibly unique timbre. An aesthete in a class all his own, he has never stopped reinventing himself, and has become the spiritual godfather for artists like Sébastien Tellier or Bertrand Burgalat. Like the man himself, this new album is furiously modern and delicately sulphurous, influenced as much by Alan Vega as it is by Gérard Manset.

Friday, November 11th 2016 // 8:30 pm

MUSIC 2016/2017

III La Folk Journée

The Patriotic Sunday plays Bob Dylan Aldous Harding plays Joan Baez For the past four years, La Folk Journée has earned a reputation for being the bratty little brother of the very serious Folle Journée. Here, musicians from all horizons attack the folk repertoire on every front. But, whether in a group or all alone, they always do so with audacity and tenderness.

Saturday, December 10th 2016 // 8:30 pm CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

III Stranded Horse Yann Tambour is one of the most brilliant and inspired personalities in France’s current pop scene. First going by the name of Encre, he has been performing as Stranded Horse for the past few years, offering listeners a new style that is laced with the sounds of his travels throughout Africa, and the many musical encounters resulting from it.

Friday, January 6th 2017 // 8:30 pm

III Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine makes his public life a work of art. It is impossible to know what hides behind his persona as a debonair minstrel, where he is just as talented playing bossa nova, as he is at jazz, kitschy pop, and catchy hits. The fact remains that, more than just a façade, Katerine is a truly excellent songwriter. With his new album, Le Film, he offers us a darkly lit sequence and a return to a more intimate style.

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January 2017 // 8:30 pm

III Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains After a creative residency in Nantes, Frànçois returns to le lieu unique, alongside his ever faithful Atlas Mountains, to offer a sneak preview of his new album and celebrate its release, three years after the triumph of Piano Ombre.

Saturday, February 11th 2017 I 20h30 I création 2017

MUSIC 2016/2017

III Reich Variations

Steve Reich par l’Ensemble Utopik From Pierre Boulez to Raphaël Cendo, the repertoire of Ensemble Utopik celebrates every type of current music. With Reich Variations, Utopik offers a vibrant tribute to the one and only Steve Reich for his 80th birthday.

Thursday, March 9th 2017 I 8:30 pm I original production 2016 CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

III Tindersticks Minute Bodies

Stuart Staples, singer and songwriter for the English group Tindersticks, took an interest in the films of Frank Percy Smith, naturalist, documentarian, and pioneer of several macrophotography techniques in the early 20th century. He offers us a concert with a film made from Smith’s images, and a soundtrack matching both the documentary and abstract motifs. A new, exciting project for the Tindersticks.

Saturday, March 11th at 8:30 pm and Sunday, March 12th at 6:00 pm I original production 2017

III Debout dans les cordages

Serge Teyssot-Gay / Marc Nammour / Cyril Bilbeaud Serge Teyssot-Gay (Interzone, Zone Libre, Noir Désir) and Cyril Bilbeaud (Versari, Tue-Loup) join forces with Marc Nammour 
(La Canaille) to freely perform passages from Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 I 20h30 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LA BOUCHE D’AIR

III Terry Riley - In C La Nòvia

With their collection of instruments from another era, La Nòvia builds bridges between traditional music from the centre of France the modern sounds of minimalist composers. It therefore made perfect sense that they would sink their collective teeth into Terry Riley’s mythical In C.

Friday, April 28th 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2017 CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE

MUSIC 2016/2017

III No Land

Olivier Mellano / Bagad de Cesson / Brendan Perry With No Land, Olivier Mellano offers a manifold work composed for a bagad of forty bagpipes and the exceptional voice of Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance). An original and ambitious project – not unlike this musician who, for twenty-five years, has also shown himself to be as comfortable in pop as he is in grand, contemporary pieces.

Saturday, May 13th 2017 // 8:30 pm // original production 2016 CO-PRODUCTION LE LIEU UNIQUE



III Le vide et la lumière

Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create immersive sensory environments mixing physics, chemistry and computer technology. After collaborating with the most prestigious research laboratories and international events showcasing technological art, le lieu unique will be hosting their first personal exposition in France.

Friday, October 21st 2016 to Sunday, January 8th 2017 // Tuesday to Saturday > 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday > 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

III Disarm

Pedro Reyes Mexican artist Pedro Reyes belongs to this creative generation of Latin Americans who approach art through the prism of political activism, in the vein of Santiago Serra and Damián Ortega. For le lieu unique, he presents Disarm : an installation made entirely out of firearms that he transformed into musical instruments.

Friday, October 21st to Sunday, November 27th 2016 // Tuesday to Saturday > 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday > 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

III Mégastructures Le Centre Pompidou will be celebrating its fortieth birthday in 2017 where an entirely new series of exhibitions, one-time loans, and events throughout France will be taking place all year long. For the occasion, le lieu unique and Centre Pompidou created Mégastructures, a new perspective of over sixty years of architecture.

Wednesday, March 29th to Sunday, May 21st 2017 // Tuesday to Saturday > 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday > 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CENTRE POMPIDOU

III H.R. Giger Few artists have been the source of as much fascination as H.R. Giger – one of the most mythical figures in the world of both graphic design and film. Although the monster he created to play the lead role in Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) would eclipse the rest of his work, he has left a lasting imprint in popular culture.

June to September 2017



EVENTS 2016/2017

III Les Géopolitiques Le lieu unique and the Institute of International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS, in French), with the support of Nantes Métropole, invites you to participate in the 4th edition of Les Géopolitiques de Nantes: an annual event of roughly fifteen round-table conferences in the presence of roughly sixty lecturers, where participants try to decipher the strategic challenges confronting the world today.
Explaining, offering perspective, multiplying the possible exchanges between specialists and the public: these are the objectives for this two-day event.

Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st 2016 Full programme available in early September 2016

III Question(s) d’éthique : Addicted? Le lieu unique and the association EthicA created a new event in 2015 called Question(s) d’éthique. It strives to shed light on important social issues that question our habits and capacity to peacefully coexist. After our first edition on the question of gender – which brought together sociologists, political scientists, philosophers, and psychoanalysts – we now invite visitors to collectively think about the question of addiction. In our neoliberal societies, where individual autonomy has become a fundamental value, is the phenomenon of addiction not a paradox? Why and how do individuals become slaves to substances (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, etc.) and behaviours (games, exercise, food, etc.) that lead to suffering – and sometimes even death? That said, must we combat all addictions? And, are certain addictions not also an affirmation of individual freedom? Should they not, therefore, be respected in a democracy?

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November 2016 Full programme available in September 2016

III Atlantide Le lieu unique and La Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes are pleased to invite you to the 5th consecutive literary festival of Nantes. Open to one and all, Atlantide offers the rare occasion to meet national and international authors, but also to merrily discuss the written word and relish it in its every form. Don’t forget that, in addition to the many conferences, conversations with authors, and readings, there will also be a number of events in many of Nantes’ bookstores and public libraries, as well as a used book market set up right next to le lieu unique.

Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 March 2017

Full programme available in January 2017

EVENTS 2016/2017

III Les Rencontres de Sophie : La fin du travail ? Every year, le lieu unique and the association Philosophia invite the public to a very philosophical weekend: Les Rencontres de Sophie. There will be conferences, round-table discussions, debates, historian cabinets (?), and an abecedary, all of which will revolve around a given theme (scientific, artistic, political...) and then be studied and questioned from a philosophical perspective. Philosophers, sociologists, historians, political scientists and writers all join forces to share their knowledge, to debate and to question the way in which the world functions. Although they will be addressing the everyman, they will also conserve every ounce of their academic rigour and precision.

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March 2017

Full programme available in January 2017

III Variations In collaboration with the Fondation BNP Paribas, le lieu unique has invented a new festival related to keyboards. The programme includes three days of concerts showcasing the creative abundance in classical, electronic, experimental, improvised, traditional music and jazz, as well as the natural effervescence resulting from a mix of these genres. A festival with artists who set the standard for the music of tomorrow and the great figures of yesterday’s music.

Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 Full programme available in Fall 2016

III Pas Normal! nights Unique in its state of mind and multiple in its form, a Pas Normal! night is an experience unlike any other. The evening begins with a salon d’écoute to discover adventurous forms of music in an intimate setting, then a deviant club when night falls to explore the recesses of oblique music, a Pas Normal! night offers a musical space that shakes up everything we thought we knew and pushes the limits of good taste.

all season long



LABO UTILE 2016/2017

Labo utile is composed of a wide-ranging cycle of talks, conferences, screenings and workshops allowing visitors to explore social issues in the world around us and to meet the artists making up this season’s programme. Full programme available in September 2016 at

III Questions of society In an increasingly complex world that has been turned upside down by technical progress, globalization, and different forms of violence, the human and social sciences offer us the possibility of clarifying major social issues. Every year, philosophers, sociologists, historians, jurists, and political scientists help us enrich our thinking, opening up debates through a multiplicity of perspectives that might help us make sense of the world around us. The 2nd edition of our new event Question(s) d’éthique will explore the problem of addictions, while also continuing our seminars in partnership with the Institut du Pluralisme Religieux et de l’Athéisme (IPRA) regarding the question “Society, secularisation and the fluidity of religion.” For this occasion, we will be welcoming the essayist Jean Birnbaum on October 20th 2016 to talk about his book, Un silence religieux. La gauche face au djihadisme. Finally, with the Institut d’Études Avancées de Nantes, we will inaugurate a new monthly event: Les mardis de l’IEAoLU, with conferences and debates that promise to shed light on the most important current topics for a wide audience, and with a strong international dimension. This cycle will be inaugurated on October 11th 2016 by a conference and debate on the idea of Work, with Alain Supiot, founder of the IEA de Nantes and professor at Le Collège de France, along with Bernard Thibault, former general secretary of the CGT trade union, and member of the governing body for the International Labour Organization (ILO). OCTOBER 2016 - MAY 2017 ENTRÉE LIBRE

III Documentary film The production of creative documentaries continues to gain new ground. These extremely diverse films, both in terms of scope and subject matter, confront us with the world and its different realities – be they near, far, intimate or universal. But, even though an increasing number of documentary films receive theatrical release, many can only be seen in festivals or rare events like Le Mois du Film Documentaire. For several years, we have regularly tried to share recent and rarely seen works by inviting directors to exchange ideas with the public. After focussing on films from Belgium, Italy, Iran and Lebanon in past years, this year’s edition will explore the world of documentaries from Germany. OCTOBER 2016 - APRIL 2017 FREE ADMISSION

III Architecture classes Organized by le lieu unique, l’École supérieure nationale d’architecture de Nantes, and the Maison régionale d’architecture, a series of seminars will be held in association with the exhibition Mégastructures next April and May. This offers an opportunity to return to the history of an architectural concept appearing at the end of the 1950s, and to define a prospective vision of the constructed environments and industrial landscapes it is known for. Megastructures could therefore be said to build something approaching a set of critical and renewed icons of the eternally difficult coupling of man and industry. APRIL - MAY 2017 FREE ADMISSION

LABO UTILE 2016/2017

III Meet the artists Several times per season, we offer you a chance to meet a director or choreographer after a given performance. This is an opportunity to better understand the artist’s creative universe and the way in which their work has been designed and executed. — ERWAN KERAVEC — THURSDAY OCTOBER, 6TH 2016 — TSIRIHAKA HARRIVEL AND VIMALA PONS — WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD 2016 — AMBRA SENATORE — WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2016 — L’ÉQUIPE ARTISTIQUE DE TIAGO RODRIGUES, CAST AND CREW — MONDAY, JANUARY 30TH 2017 — DAVID GESELSON — THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND 2017 — EMMANUEL NOBLET — THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH 2017 Q&A with artists after performances. Access reserved exclusively for guests with tickets to the given show.

III Les Fabriques de l’art In order to extend and enrich the public’s relationship to this season’s artists, we offer practical workshops called Les Fabriques de l’art. Open to both amateurs and professionals, these events are an opportunity to immerse oneself in the artists’ respective worlds and references. For a few hours, an actor, director, choreographer, or dancer from the 2016/2017 season will share their creative process with you. — FOR PIÈCES BY AMBRA SENATORE — WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH: 2:00 PM TO 5:00 COST: €5 — FOR ÉLOGE DU PUISSANT ROYAUME BY HEDDY MAALEM — WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH: 10:30 AM TO 1:00 PM, AND 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM COST: €8 — FOR DOREEN BY DAVID GESELSON — SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH: 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM, AND 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM COST: €8 — FOR DEUX AMPOULES SUR CINQ BY ISABELLE LAFON — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH: 2:30 PM TO 4:30 PM COST: €5 Access reserved exclusively to guests with tickets to shows and registered at the welcome desk/ticket booth at +33 2 40 12 14 34

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