POUSSIERE

by Lars Norén
Directed by Lars Norén

 

with Martine Chevallier, Anne Kessler, Bruno Raffaelli, Alain Lenglet,

Françoise Gillard, Christian Gonon, Hervé Pierre, Gilles David,

Danièle Lebrun, Didier Sandre, Dominique Blanc

 

With “Poussière” (Dust), a major contemporary writer, one of the most performed worldwide, is entering the repertoire of the Comédie-Française, becoming part of the tradition of authors who write for the Troupe.

This play features ten people, all elderly, six men and four women, along with one’s simple-minded daughter. For more than thirty years, they have been going on holidays to the same place, spending a week in the sun, in a hotel resort, in Spain or somewhere similar. If they had the means, they would go elsewhere but they come from a modest class and have no other way to escape their daily lives. Thus, they have been running into each other in this place for years, they know but don’t know each other. They never see each other anywhere else. Only here, once a year. For so long. For some this may be the last time. Others have probably already disappeared. This play is a symphony of farewells performed before our eyes. We are in a time that is no longer linear, only memory. What remains, what are the faces, the facts and the emotions that persist? “I couldn’t have written this text”, explains Lars Norén, “before reaching the age I am today. It’s a play about goodbyes and memories, on the last waves you pass through before the end. A beautiful and melancholy play that speaks only of life.” (Lars Noren)

 

February 10 – June 16, 2018

 

COMEDIE FRANCAISE

Salle Richelieu
1 place Colette 75001 Paris

 

TICKETS

GALIGNANI

 

Galignani has been located under the arcades of the rue de Rivoli, in the direct vicinity of museums and grand hotels for 150 years. Galignani is worth a visit for its beautiful wood panels, low-key atmosphere, discrete service and English language selection at the back of the library, under the canopy.

 

 

 

224, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

01 42 60 76 07

www.galignani.com

MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS – MAD

 

The MAD is a museum which boasts excitingly rich collections as well as temporary exhibitions which reputation is steadily growing. This is a place contemporary creation lovers could definitely consider home. Located in the Marsan wing of the Louvre, its prime mission is the appreciation of fine arts and the development of ties between the industrial world and culture, creation and production. It remains true to its original mission statement which is to maintain the culture of the arts which pursue beauty and usefulness in France.

In 2018, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs became the MAD, which stands for Mode Arts Design (Fashion Arts Design)

 

Exposition Christian Dior

 

Exposition Bauhaus

 

It conserves one of the most important fine arts collection in the world in 5 departments with a chronological approach -Medieval era and Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century, Art Nouveau-Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary-  and 7 themed departments – graphic arts, jewellery, toys, wallpapers, glass, fashion and textile, advertising and graphic design- thus taking us on a journey to the evolution of artistic production in fine arts from the Middle-Ages to contemporary design, showing furniture, tableware, graphic arts, goldsmithery, glass, ceramics, wallpaper, tapestry, painting and sculpture.

 

 

 

 

 

107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

01 44 55 57 50

MUSEE DU LOUVRE

 

The former residence of the Kings of France, the Musée du Louvre has become the most visited museum in the world. Over 8 millions people come each year to enjoy the masterpieces.

 

 

The great palace hosting the museums dates back to the 12th century and is in itself a true architectural lesson. From 1200 to 2011, some of the most innovative architects helped build and improve the Louvre. The palace was a political center for a long period: a royal residence, and the home of French Chiefs of State until 1870, it was a key place in the history of Paris and France.

A dark fortified fortress built in the 12th century, the Palais du Louvre was the residence of King Francis I then the sumptuous palace of Louis XIV known as the Sun King. A decree from the 6 May 1791 ordered the creation of a Muséum central des arts de la République (Republic’s Central Museum of the Arts). The museum served first and foremost as a place for the training of artists as they were the only ones to have access to le Louvre during the week while the general public could only get in on sundays.

 

 

In 1803, the museums was renamed Musée Napoléon and loots from Napoleonic Wars were added to it. Only during the Third Republic did the Louvre become State Property and acquired its current ‘National Museum’ status. During the Presidency of François Mitterrand, the Richelieu wing was given back to the museum as it previously housed the Ministry of Finances. The museum underwent significant revamping under the direction of American architect Ieoh Ming Pei. Its most significant achievement is the building of the Louvre Pyramid at the entrance of the museum.

 

 

Lundi : 9 h – 18 h
Mardi : Fermé
Mercredi : 9 h – 21h45
Jeudi : 9 h – 18 h
Vendredi : 9 h – 21h45
Samedi : 9 h – 18 h
Dimanche : 9 h – 18 h

L’entrée du Musée se fait par la pyramide

L’ARLEQUIN

 

Jacques Tati created L’Arlequin in 1962. It is a meeting place for all cinema lovers. This cinema stands apart from all the huge movie theatres of the Odéon and Montparnasse by its very demanding programming, but also by its various activities : discussions, previews and most of all the famous Cine-Club sessions of Claude Jean Philippe every Sunday morning. The bar is also a very nice and cosy place where we can have a drink before or after our film show.

 

 

 

76 rue de Rennes  75006 Paris

08.92.68.48.24

IN CAMERA

 

Created in 2008 by Hanane Hilmi and Jean Noël de Soy, IN CAMERA presents devotees to black and white, such as Jane Evelyn Atwood or Stéphane Duroy as well as great colourists such as Bertien van Manen, Julian Germain, Dolorès Marat or Gueorgui Pinkhassov. Those artists are displayed in museums all around the world and in great public and private collections.

 

21, rue Las Cases 75007 Paris

01.47.05.51.77

CAHIERS D’ART

 

Created in 1926 by Christian Zervos, the Cahiers d’Art review belongs to the legend of SaintGermain-des-Prés. Picasso, Giacometti, Matisse, Léger, Beckett and Miro took part in it before it became slightly neglected. ‘Les Cahiers’ were purchased by the Swede Staffan Ahrenberg and are now headed by Samuel Keller and Hans-Ulrich Obrist and back to their former place and lustre.

 


 

Galerie Cahiers d’Art

14 rue du Dragon 75006 Paris

01.45.48.26.73

LA GALERIE DES MODERNES

Jean-Michel Atlan


Philippe Bismuth worked as a 20th century painting and sculpture expert for ten years before teaming with Vincent Amiaux, a specialist of Cubism to open the gallery in 1998. Works by Giacometti, Foujita, Dubuffet, Lhote, Picabia, Utrillo, Picasso, Warhol and 20th century masters are regularly on show.

 

Lucien Courtaud


François Arnal


André Lhote


2 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

01 40 15 00 15

GALERIE FURSTENBERG

Chirico

 

Since 1958, the gallery has offered a vast selection of graphic and photographic editions of the greatest figures of the Surrealist movement, namely Hans Bellmer, Giorgio De Chirico, Salvador Dali, Leonor Fini or Wassily Kandinsky. It also exhibits Pre-Columbian art focusing on the cultures from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

 

 

Braque

 

8 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris

01 43 25 89 58

Galerie APPLICAT PRAZAN

Maurice Estève

 

The gallery is dedicated to the major painters of the “Nouvelle Ecole de Paris” (a term coined in the 50’s) including :  Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Atlan, Jean René Bazaine, Roger Bissière, Camille Bryen, Serge Charchoune, Chu Teh-Chun, Corneille, Olivier Debré, Jean Dubuffet, Maurice Estève, Jean Fautrier, Otto Freundlich, Hans Hartung, Jean Hélion, Auguste Herbin, Asger Jorn, Wifredo Lam, André Lanskoy, Alberto Magnelli, Alfred Manessier, André Masson, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Gérard Schneider, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Staël, Victor Vasarely, Bram van Velde, Geer van Velde, Maria Elena Vieira da Silva or Zao Wou-ki.

 

Pierre Soulages

 

Serge Poliakoff

 

16 rue de Seine 75006 Paris

O1 43 25 39 24

du lundi au samedi

de 11h00 à 13h00 et de 14h30 à 19h00

DE NOBELE

 

Since 1920, De Nobele has been a reference for art books and most notably for ancient, rare and out of print editions. A must visit for bibliophiles and collectors.

 

 

 

35 rue Bonaparte  75006 Paris

01 43 26 08 62

CHAINE D’ENCRE

 

Design, architecture, photography, fine arts, fashion…situated inside the Hermès boutique rue de Sèvres, the Chaîne d’encre bookshop is a quiet corner where epicureans will find an extremely well crafted book selection.

 

 

 

Chaîne d’Encre chez HERMES

17, rue de Sèvres  75006 Paris

01.42.84.41.57