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Wednesday 01 April

Today we invite you to an original visit of

the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels.

Part of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), the museum was founded on 31 March 1846, as a descendant of the Musée de Bruxelles of 1802. It was based on the collection established by Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, dating from the 18th century.

Click here to start the visit and get more

information :

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/royal-belgian-institute-of-natural-sciences

Thursday 02 April

Every Thursday, we will propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today we invite you to a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera Don Giovanni, directed by Jérémie Rhorer and played by the Orchestre Le Cercle de l'Harmonie.

The opera was recorded during the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and shared by France Musique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnd5ULYG2no

Friday 03 April

Every Friday, we will highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.

Today we put our focus on Gloomy Eyes, a fiction in virtual reality created by Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso (France/Argentine/USA/Taiwan, 2020, 3x10mn) and told by Colin Farrell (English) and Tahar Rahim (French).

“When the sun grew tired of humanity,

it hid, never to rise again.”, this poetic VR mini series immerses us into darkness that awoke the dead from their graves. In the midst of chaos, a zombie kid named Gloomy and a mortal girl, Nena, fall in love and form a deep connection that not even the most powerful man in town can destroy. Together, they might hold the key to make the endless night come to an end.

More information here:

https://www.arte.tv/sites/en/webproductions/__trashed/

 And the first episode in French here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0aU-hecfk

 

Monday 06 April

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new. Today we invite you to discover 1 jour, 1 question, which answer in 1min 30 to a children’s question, with two videos:

What is the Eiffel Tower for? What does it mean Liberté Egalité Fraternité ? (In French)

The videos are here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IiT4dmr2_M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL9T05a3NYU

Tuesday 07 April

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets which makes the francophone culture what it is.

Today, we speak about the famous Macaron, iconic dessert of France and its lifestyle. Colourful, pillowy, and delicately flavoured, this meringue-based sweet comes in many tastes and colours, from classic salted caramel to lavender and honey to the wildly fanciful fig and foie gras.

Discover its history here (EN) : https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/paris/articles/the-history-of-the-delicious-macaron/
Or here (FR) : https://www.lcf-magazine.com/lhistoire-du-macaron/

Wednesday 08 April

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Today we invite you to an original visit of the Château de Chenonceau, one of the best-known châteaux of the Loire valley.
Built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and later extended to span the river (1556-1559) by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme, Château de Chenonceau, with its architectural mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance, is the second most visited château in France (After Versailles)


Click here to start the visit and get more information :
https://artsandculture.google.com/par…/castle-of-chenonceau…

Thursday 09 April

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today we invite you to a live performance of the south African band BCUC and the legend of Afrobeat Femi Kuti for an explosive cocktail of traditional music, punk-rock voices and wild rhythms. A unique show live from the Jazz à la Villette festival.

The concert was recorded by FranceTV:
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/festivals/jazz-a-la-villette/971775-bcuc-feat-femi-kuti-a-jazz-a-la-villette-2018.html

Friday 10 April

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture. 🤓

Today we put our focus on the YouTube channel E-penser. They invite you to ask yourself regularly question you would never have thought about, thanks to short informative videos, interviews etc….
Why is yawning contagious? What is a black hole? How are rainbows formed? Was Aristotle right at least once in his lifetime? Why 42? Doctor who? What was Einstein really useful for? The Higgs boson?! Schrödinger's lolcat ... 🐱

All the videos here :
https://www.youtube.com/user/epenser1/videos


Monday 13 April

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.
Today, listen to a podcast from France Inter called “Popopop”.

On the occasion of the theatrical release of "Radioactive", Antoine de Caunes and Charline Roux receive the famous cartoonist and director, Marjane Satrapi on her Marie Curie biopic. (In French) 🎬👩‍🔬

The podcast is here:
https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/popopop/popopop-11-mars-2020

Tuesday 14 April

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets which makes the francophone culture what it is.

Today, we speak about the wonderful world of Francophone Music, with 2019 being a record year for French music export. Polo & Pan, Aya Nakamura, Angèle, are among the top sellers of music ‘made-in-France’.

Article here (EN) :
https://www.lebureauexport.fr/en/news/2020/02/world-2019-has-been-a-record-year-for-french-music-export

Or here (FR) : https://lepetitjournal.com/expat-business/les-voix-francaises-sexportent-273930

Wednesday 15 April

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today we invite you to an original visit of the Musée d'Orsay. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a railway station built between 1898 and 1900 and the architectural style of which was influenced by the Beaux-Arts. 👩‍🎨🏤

The museum holds mainly French artworks dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.

Click here to start the visit and get more information : https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/mus%C3%A9e-d%E2%80%99orsay-paris/KQEnDge3UJkVmw?hl=fr

Thursday 16 April

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today enter the comic and strange universe of the Cirque Le Roux company with their disturbing story of "La Nuit du Cerf" performed at the Théâtre Libre de Paris.

Following "The Elephant in the Room", the creation "La Nuit du Cerf - A Deer in the Headlights" surprises with its originality. Inspired by news stories, the piece mixes New French Wave and Grindhouse, a movement from the 70s. The story features three children, whose mother has just died, who meet in the family home to prepare for the funeral. A reunion turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious shaggy stranger ... Now, the funeral will take a completely different turn.

The concert was recorded by FranceTV :
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/1141895-la-nuit-du-cerf-par-le-cirque-le-roux-au-theatre-libre-de-paris.html

Friday 17 April

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture. 🤓


Today we invite you to (re)discover Cyprien, a French comedian, actor, dubber and blogger known for his short movies and comic YouTube videos. 🎬

He came to prominence on Dailymotion as Monsieur Dream before producing videos on YouTube and becoming for many years the first French Youtuber. In his videos, he invents entertaining stories full of originality and creativity.

All the videos here : https://www.youtube.com/user/MonsieurDream

Monday 20 April

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.
Today we discover Omar Victor Diop. 🤓📷

He is one of the names that now counts in the world of photography. Senegalese Omar Victor Diop signs the visuals for Saison Africa 2020 the season for African cultures in France. His photographs, like all of his work, show a modern, optimistic Africa, but nourished by its history.

The video, made by France 24, is here (In French) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Tuesday 21 April

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

When 'Time' magazine declared that French culture is dying, the home of Cocteau, Proust and Monet reacted with a mix of fury and self-examination. But could it be true?
With two articles, let’s see if French culture is very in declined.

Article here (EN) : https://www.irishtimes.com/news/is-french-culture-dead-mais-non-1.899104

Or here (FR) : https://www.lefigaro.fr/debats/2008/10/14/01005-20081014ARTFIG00110-en- declin-la-culture-francaise-.php

Wednesday 22 April

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Tomorrow will be the International Day of Books and Copyright, let’s discover today the Library/Museum of the Opéra national de Paris. It is housed in the Palais Garnier in the Rotonde de l'Empereur. This pavilion located on the west side of the theatre was originally designed to be the private entrance for Emperor Napoleon III.

Click here to start the visit and get more information :

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/biblioth%C3%A8que-mus%C3%A9e-de-l-op%C3%A9ra-biblioth%C3%A8que-nationale-de-france/VQHnCTLwWiDjMQ?hl=fr&sv_lng=2.331447007630004&sv_lat=48.87162816308707&sv_h=344.43&sv_p=-13.299999999999997&sv_pid=8EnEjPWhQ1oAAAGusiq2PA&sv_z=1

Thursday 23 April

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

Today revisit Jean Racine’s ancient and universal masterpiece with “Phèdre!”, An interactive monologue full of humor staged by François Gremaud and interpreted by Romain Daroles. A play to enjoy with the family!

The play was recorded by La Compagnie des Indes and broadcasted by FranceTV :
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/opera-et-musique-classique/1140853-phedre-de-francois-gremaud-au-theatre-de-lausanne.html

Friday 24 April

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of the francophone culture.
Today we invite you to (re)discover Gastronogeek, a French Youtuber and Chef who revisit all the recipes of your favourite TV show, cartoons, video games, movies…

You like food and pop culture; this channel is made for you.

All the videos here (In French) : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfI1q93ZYNR_mJYKFEqxfrA/videos




Monday 27 April

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Today Let’s talk about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual's rights which, although not legally binding in themselves, have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, economic treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws. The

Declaration was the first step in the process of formulating the International Bill of Human Rights, which was completed in 1966, and came into force in 1976, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it.

The video, made by TV5 Monde, is here (In French) : https://culture.tv5monde.com/histoire/la-grande-explication-sur-les-evenements-qui-ont-marque-l-histoire/la-declaration

Tuesday 28 April

Every Tuesday, you are invited to explore one of the facets of the francophone culture.

Let’s discover the history of the French photography and its many facets, between engagement and political consciousness, poetry of the ordinary or documenting urban agriculture.

Article here (EN) : http://traduction.culture.gouv.fr/url/Result.aspx?to=en&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.culture.gouv.fr%2FActualites%2FLa-photographie-francaise-entre-enchantement-et-information

Or here (FR) : https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Actualites/La-photographie-francaise-entre-enchantement-et-information

Wednesday 29 April

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today, let’s cross the Atlantic and visit the
historical city of Québec. Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America and the only fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist. It is home to the earliest known French settlement in North

America, Fort Charlesbourg-Royal, established in 1541 by explorer Jacques Cartier with some 400 persons but abandoned less than a year later due to the hostility of the natives and the harsh winter.

Click here to start the visit and get more information : https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/arrondissement-historique-de-la-ville-de-qu%C3%A9bec/9AGHau7ET2zTZw?hl=fr&sv_lng=-71.20510017965341&sv_lat=46.81141778104222&sv_h=336.3800493079299&sv_p=-3.2331708644231867&sv_pid=tnpFFq2zR5J_RHlH-fjWSA&sv_z=1.253437788157079

Thursday 30 April

Every Thursday, we propose an online performance to one of France’s leading cultural institutions.

After having been praised in the north of Europe, the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, led by Damien Jalet, takes over the Théâtre de Chaillot for a performance that defies gravity ...

Damien Jalet, a Franco-Belgian choreographer, is used to prestigious collaborations, whether for theatre or opera. We particularly noticed his meeting with the choreographer Cherkaoui who allowed him to win numerous awards thanks to his choreographies imagined for various shows.

In "SKID", Jalet masterfully creates an incredible scenography where seventeen artists move on a stage tilted at 34 ° above the ground.

The show was recorded by Les Films Figures Libres and broadcasted by FranceTv:
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/theatre-et-danse/985989-skid-de-damien-jalet-au-theatre-de-chaillot.html