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Wednesday 01 July

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?
Today we are visiting the MuMa Le Havre (Musée d'art moderne André Malraux).
Hosting the first impressionist collection of France after Paris, the museum of Le Havre was first established in 1845. Its original collection was made up by purchases, State consignments and donations by art lovers from Le Havre. The historic collection comprises works of art of the 16th century to the beginning of the 19th century. Most of the main schools of painting are represented through the works of Simon Vouet, Ribera, Ter Brugghen, Janssens, Dughet, Hubert Robert, etc. It was progressively enriched by the works of art of the 19th century (Courbet, Pissarro, Monet…) and the 20th century (Villon, Léger, Dubuffet…).

Click here to start the visit and get more information:

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dart-moderne-andre-malraux

Thursday 02 July

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

Centrepiece of Victor Hugo, both fairy-tale and social tragedy, Ruy Blas is embodied on the set of the Château de Grignan in the staging of Yves Beaunesne.🎭

Ruy Blas is a literary audacity by its scope (22 characters are mobilized) and its subject. While Louis-Philippe's conservative government governs France, Victor Hugo confers on valet Ruy Blas the role of spokesperson for a people in search of social justice. And to write a tragic end to this struggle: a prisoner of his condition, Ruy Blas does not manage to shake up the established order, just as his status forces him to be for the Queen only a "lackey for a lover". Yves Beaunesne seizes this drama and installs it on the boards of the Château de Grignan, alongside a brilliant cast.

The show was recorded by La Compagnie des Indes & shared by france.tv:
https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/theatre-et-danse/1097593-ruy-blas-de-victor-hugo-au-chateau-de-grignan.html

Tuesday 07 July

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

We all remember a moment of sport that made us vibe. Whether it’s a football world cup, the Winter Olympic Games or just the neighbourhood Sunday pétanque tournament. In this article, let’s see together some of the moments which that define France.

Article here (FR) : https://fr.petitsfrenchies.com/sport-frenchy-1/

And here (EN) : https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/articles/sporting-moments-define-france/

Thursday 09 July

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

Today we invite you to see a concert : “La Comédie Française chante Boris Vian”. 🎷🎼🎺🎤

A brilliant figure and symbol of a generation, Boris Vian, who died prematurely at the age of 39, left a rich body of work that was not limited only to literature. He also composed numerous songs, which come to life thanks to the interpreters of the Comédie-Française, accompanied by five musicians. Serge Bagdassarian, who has always loved Boris Vian's songs, has recreated a cabaret in the style of the 1950s to stage them in their diversity. Because Vian wrote very diverse songs: romantic, political or pataphysician, supported by a rock, jazz or java style.

The show was recorded & shared by france.tv: https://www.france.tv/spectacles-et-culture/musique-concerts/149945-la-comedie-francaise-chante-boris-vian.html

Monday 13 July

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Let’s watch together a video of TV5 Monde. Did you ever wonder where all the French swear words are coming from? Us too ! In this video, we will learn the origin of the famous French word “Merde”

Check the video here (in French) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUXk2bgEn88&list=PLdeL1gXKY5_lXWPaSSlkbWv164xe-Hk6

Wednesday 15 July

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today we are visiting the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. The Olympic Museum - TOM - is not about collections! It’s about an idea: Olympism. Indeed, TOM’s vocation is to let people discover the Olympic Movement, witnessing its essential contribution to society, and to transmit the Olympic values beyond the celebration of the Games and competitions. Sport is, of course, the main element of a visit to The Olympic Museum. However, history, culture, design, technology and sociology are also some of the themes addressed within this new museography, which reflects the richness and diversity of Olympism.

Click here to start the visit and get more information: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-olympic-museum

Friday 17 July

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

Today we (re)discover the youtube channel Chronik Fiction. Fictional characters who tell us about fiction is the concept of this channel. New mix of cinema and web chronicle, welcome to Youtube 4.0!

The Coroner is the first character in this project. A cinephile and cynical forensic pathologist, he will autopsy for you the most striking deaths of pop culture.

All the videos here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeah3nqu_v6KfpXrCzEARQw

Tuesday 21 July

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

Discover today a very talented artist: Cécile Corbel. She is a Breton singer, harpist and composer and is well-known for being the composer of the 2010 Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty. Reading this article, you will learn a lot about her and how she worked for the movie. 🎼

Article here (FR) : https://dozodomo.com/bento/2019/03/31/studio-ghibli-arrietty-rencontre-cecile-corbel/?fbclid=IwAR1ank8iqHCpx6C_D89dbykTtUGUoeA-De3Gh-JTUO5R2fVqhBYMTssJlTs
And here (EN): https://mediamikes.com/2012/02/interview-with-cecile-corbel/?fbclid=IwAR1ok6XKL8CAx5Qpe5y-COAfYmiongnDc-LIUkB2WFiWhPfVLTeReooN22Y

Thursday 23 July

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

Today we invite you to watch “Le Ballet Royal de la Nuit” recorded in the Caen Theatre.

It is said that Louis XIV’s nickname “The Sun King” partially came from this art piece. In fact, the Cardinal Mazarin ordered a ballet to highlight the power of the young king who was only 15 years old at the time. In that creation, Louis XIV played Apollo. The score was written by several composers mixing Italian and French classical music and Isaac de Benserad is the author. Since 1653 the piece had never been played again. Then, Sébastien Daucé, Chef of the Ensemble Correspondances, decided to recreate the ballet emphasising the magical and enchanting side of the artwork.

The show is available thanks to France Musique : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgoouzWghFg

Monday 27 July

Every Monday, we invite you to learn something new.

Take a look today at a very interesting Youtube Channel by Arte called “ Blow Up L’actualité du cinéma (ou presque)”, meaning in English “Blow Up, the movie industry news (almost)”. This channel offers a variety of contents divided into playlists including videos retracing the life of a movie director, highlighting a common theme and how it is dealt with in films, showing how film credits are built etc…🎬🎞🎥

Check a video here about François Truffaut’s life summed up in less than 4 minutes (in French): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_g8xnOYMa0&list=PLGgP-iwu9i_yHQQdgjRfF5Sn6NC0LyMlF&index=20&t=0s&fbclid=IwAR0wVnZiaZOR6YTH86eJT5hf5llTQn7ut6ffdHO0d0hWeMdPniR5NEUdCQg

Wednesday 29 July

Are you ready for the Wednesday/Musée ?

Today we are visiting the Museum of the Impressionisms, in Giverny, France. 🎨 As you know, the village of Giverny was very important for the painter Claude Monet as it inspired the artist a lot by its landscapes basically. Since 2009, the aim of the museum is to explain the origins, the influence and the evolvement of Impressionism. This is the reason why the museum offers a great collection of French and international impressionism and postimpressionism works of art. You could find pieces from Monet, Corot or from the Japanese artist Hiramatsu Reiji.

Click here to start the visit and get more information: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museum-of-impressionism-giverny?fbclid=IwAR3vcL9MlVvi8hQh0l0Cx5v_NnOqe1QgypUHcrMVtaqeSS55k09rIg5Ig9M

Friday 31 July

Every Friday, we highlight a new facet of francophone culture.
Today we (re)discover the Youtube channel from La Blogothèque.

La Blogothèque is a French production company dedicated to creating original and personal musical films with a lot of well-known artists from all over the world. 🎥🎼

The video we want to put into the limelight today is the video clip for Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton’s song “Say Something”. The video clip is a first-take picture filmed in the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles with Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton and a 60 people choir.

Enjoy ! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMkwQFlAhMA