A call for air at the Nuit Blanche Métropolitaine de Nanterre

A call for air at the Nuit Blanche Métropolitaine de Nanterre

A joyful parade for the festival of trees Appel d’air with Thierry Boutonnier and the company XTNT.

Image credits: Appel d’air, Nuit Blanche 2022 © COAL

At the crossroads of paths and genres, Appel d’air invites you to an evening full of surprises imagined by Les Noctambules and their accomplices the art space la terrasse, Vive Les Groues, l’Épicerie Rose Anatole France, the festival Parade(s) and the university Paris Nanterre. For this event, Appel d’air joins forces with the company XTNT to offer you an original performance-walk that links the trees of Nanterre to those of the Greater Paris.

A time of presentation of the exhibition Where the lights go by Thierry Boutonnier at the art space La Terrasse and a performance made of wool and links is also on the program. The program is supported by COAL.

6pm – Vive les Groues
One day someone will draw a line and it will be called the horizon! Performance for a river and 30 buoys by Cie Xtnt & Vive les Groues with Alma Defoort and Razi Ghadimi

6:30 p.m. – Vive les Groues tour > la Terrasse art space
Discovering the presence of plants, parade on the occasion of the tree festival Appel d’air by Thierry Boutonnier for the Grand Paris Express with the XTNT company

7:00 pm – l’espace d’art la Terrasse
Inauguration of the exhibition Où vont les lumières by Thierry Boutonnier, who continues his reflection on the “entremetteur” tree

20h00 – Parcours l’espace d’art la Terrasse > Université Paris Nanterre
Continuation of the Appel d’air parade

Also from 7pm in the gardens of the University of Paris-Nanterre, the Noctambules offers other events made of poetic and musical reveries, aerial and polymorphic acrobatics, delicacies and other surprises…

The entire program of the Nuit Blanche Métropolitaine in Nanterre is available here


Practical information
Saturday, October1
From 6pm to 12:30am
Free and open to all
The map of the different meeting places
is available here

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