A packed line-up of inclusive works devoted to youth

From 8 to 16 june

In the footsteps of the Contemporary Art Biennale, the Dance Biennale is moving into the Fagor Factory to create a new space for art, exchange and dialogue devoted to 21st-century youth. Eleven creators with particularly strong roots in our society, and deeply involved in its evolutions, are taking over the Fagor site from 8-16 June, with a weekend spike of activity on 11-13 June. Many of these creators are keen to reset their missions in society to take account of the hot issues and recent crises.

Artistic propositions led by young people and open to all

For the Fagor Experience, choreographers and video artists agreed to reach out to young people in greater Lyon to explore together new imaginative realms and new sensory in-situ experiences, often collective and cross-disciplinary in nature. A far cry from vertical learning, they give youngsters the possibility to fully lead their artistic projects and then to present them. Young amateurs – secondary school pupils, art school students, and researchers – are creating performances or stories with their vocabularies and codes, which are open to everyone’s personal interpretations and dreams!

What will the public experience at the factory?

The creators and their young collaborators are proposing original artistic moments for everyone to experience – on their own, in a group or with family! Spectators can watch performances and choreographic wanderings, danced lectures, video installations, short forms, gigantic forms… Everyone can become amateur dancers in a house battle, take part in a debate, or create their own avatar to play on a digital dancefloor.

The work spans film, narratives, snapshots, technology and the body, interactivity and, of course, choreography. The pieces are made by artists who will gain great freedom from reaching beyond defined disciplines, formats and registers.

The Fagor Experience is an innovative, popular attraction that will send a fresh breeze blowing through the Lyon Dance Biennale!