The Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne is a biannual dance festival organised by La Briqueterie - CDC du Val-de-Marne. Spreading over a month, it is organised in collaboration with over 20 partner theatres. In 2019, it will be 40 years old.
Bedřich Smetana, the creator of Czech modern classical music, was born in Litomyšl in 1824. In 1949 the first festival was held in his honour, an event that has evolved into Smetana’s Litomyšl International Opera Festival. A full range of concerts makes up the programme, and while opera is at its heart, other musical forms are featured. Most performances take place in the magnificent UNESCO listed Litomyšl Castle, especially in the courtyard with its excellent acoustics and retractable roofing.
International Festival Sarajevo Sarajevo Winter was established in 1984, after the Winter Olympics Games held in Sarajevo. It gathers artists from all over the world, respecting diversities and different languages. It covers a lot of branches of the art.
Since 2005, every year, “Cuore di...” (Heart of...) is dedicated to a different country, focusing on contemporary performing and visual arts, and on current items (last editions: Greece, Palestine, Brasil, Scandinavian countries, Iran). The aim is to present a different ‘face’ of countries, that often are perceived through stereotypes. The program includes theatre, dance, music, cinema, parties, workshops, meetings and “letters” from that country to our country. The location is in a theatre and in the surrounding park.