Every year in March, the Fête de la Francophonie celebrates the French language the world over, mobilising countless partners including 834 Alliances françaises in 132 countries who organise events of all kinds: literature, cinema, song, exhibitions, debates.
The Alliance française Strasbourg-Europe and the French language and culture section of the Council of Europe Staff Amicale are participating in this great celebration by organising a launch evening on Friday 16 March in the Parliamentarians’ Bar, to which you are cordially invited.
VENUE: Palais de l'Europe, Bar des parlementaires, avenue de l'Europe 67000 Strasbourg
ACCESS: LES INSCRIPTIONS SONT CLOSES
- Opening by the young counter-tenor Prone Martinique-born PRONE aims to follow in the footsteps of the great lyrical singers. Although only 25, he is gifted with exceptional talent and maturity already praised by professional musicians and recognised by a TV audience of millions who discovered him during the UK edition of The Voice.
- Presentation of the work of the students of the Alliance française To celebrate the 70th aniversary of the Strasbourg Alliance française, the students are basing their work on 10 words picked out by the Ministry of Culture. The words will form the object of games, saynètes (little theatrical sketches), etc.
- The second part of the programme is "J’accepte d’épouser Voltaire", a theatrical performance led by Zairian slammer Sapwe Katalayi Mike which examines the use of French in colonial countries through oral and bodily expression. The actors call into question the barriers posed and also ways of appropriating the French language. In love with words, in thrall of metaphor and at the same time practical writers, the actors pose as the guardians of refined language even though it’s not their own. They decide to break into the gigantic library of the literary canon, trampling on the pages of many well-known authors - a kind of literary heist.
The Alliance française Strasbourg-Europe and the French language and culture section invite not just French language students but everyone to help the language live. Together with the City of Strasbourg, the association Passages and many other partners, they will be proposing a number of major events between 10 and 24 March. Full programme in PDF.