Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

A Franco-Amerivan arts and ideas series

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WallsandBridges, the Franco-American arts and ideas series which brought over 50 cultural events to New York in 2011, returns to the city in October 2012!

Curated by Villagillet (Director : Guy Walter), and supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, WallsandBridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

This season’s wide selection of events spans more than 15 talks, concerts, dance and theatre performances, storytelling shows and even includes the exploration of a mysterious and hidden literary and arts salon.

In addition, “I Contain Multitudes,” a special series, co-curated with Time Out New York, and les subsistances will bring many of France’s innovative and young artistic talents to New York. They will perform for American audiences for the first time together with their American counterparts. This series will explore the intricacies of “identity.”

The Villa Gillet

The Villa Gillet was founded in 1987. A non-profit organisation unlike any others, it is devoted to all manners of thought and ideas. It welcomes in Lyon fiction and non-fiction writers, artists and scholars from over the world to ponder issues relevant to our ever shiflting world. The association is subsidised by the Région Rhône-Alpes, the city of Lyon and the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs and benefits from the aid of the Centre National du Livre and the Cultural Services of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Walls and Bridges in 2011

Presented by France’s Conseil de la création artistique (general representative: Marin Karmitz), Walls and Bridges, a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and performers from the social sciences, philosophy and live arts spanned during 3 seasons in 2011 more than 20 debates, concerts, dance performances, screenings, exhibitions and even a transatlantic haute cuisine picnic.

To learn more about Walls and Bridges in 2011 click here.