Theatre in Lockdown - week 6

  • 24, Apr 2020
  • All things Paris
  • Aysha Ferullo

Welcome to the end of yet another week of confinement. Unsurprisingly, the world of theatre continued to have our back and provided us with a myriad of ways to get stuck into the art of performance. Here’s a round-up of our favourite moments from the theatre online.

Streaming

If you’re a fan of dance performance, The Théâtre National de Chaillot has got you covered, with their production of SKID by Damien Jalet now available for streaming. This innovative production is sure to keep your eyes glued to the screen, with the French-Belgian choreographer playing with gravity and light to ensure an innovative spectacle.

That’s not all that this week has provided for any dance fans - House of Dance in Lyon has coordinated a streaming platform with the aim of providing online access to the international dance scene. Have a browse through Numeridanse for yourself!

The Paris Opera has also come through this week, with Joseph Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman being available for streaming as well – check out this vibrant opera on their website!

If classical theatre is more your cup of tea, The National Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is now available to be streamed via their YouTube channel. This 2017 production went down a treat with the British public, with Tamsin Greig famously undertaking the role of Malvolia, giving this production a witty, modern spin. You don’t want to miss the chance to catch a glimpse of this performance, have a watch for yourself today!

The National’s Twelfth Night isn’t the only reason this was a big week for Shakespeare fans – it was also the week in which we celebrated his 456th birthday. Check out our post detailing the playwright’s relationship with France over on our blog. Happy birthday, William!

Next up in the world of streaming, Peter Brook’s take on Samuel Beckett’s Fragments is available to watch online. You won’t be starved of entertainment during this collection of short plays, bringing together two of the greatest forces of theatre ever to grace the stage!

YouTube

The Opéra de Paris has also come through this week with an entertaining dance video, highlighting their continued solidarity during these trying times. It’s sure to uplift anyone who watches, head on over to their YouTube channel to see it for yourself.

Online tours

Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, we now have the opportunity to receive virtual tours of hundreds of French museums and institutions, from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre, you’re simply spoiled for choice. Have a wander through virtual France today.

While you’re in the swing of online tours, The Louvre also provides a virtual tour, giving you access to various rooms of the museum. The best part is – no crowds! Immerse yourself in the art it has to offer from the comfort of your own home. 

We at Theatre in Paris are looking to the future, and have a plethora of fantastic theatre to come later in the year. Keep your eye on our website for tickets!

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