Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Intermittent: Odeon backtracks and cancels Phaedra (s) – Le Figaro

VIDEO – Less than 24 hours after the brawls that pitted police and protesters outside the Paris theater, the director Stéphane Braunschweig announced the cancellation of representation Tuesday, April 26, “for the sake of safety of the public and artists. “

on Tuesday, after thinking keep the show Phèdre (s) theater Odéon with Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Braunschweig has finally announced the cancellation of the performance.

The director said, while deploring Monday’s incident between intermittent and police, it “can not accept that a show can only be played under the protection of security forces . In his great regret, and for reasons of public safety and artists, so he took the decision to cancel the performance. “

Since the arrival of the demonstrators Sunday night in the premises of Odeon, the manager of the theater has an ongoing dialogue with the occupiers. It has made available a rehearsal room that adjoins the terrace. He discusses with them their claims, as occupation of theater. As long as they are there, the threat of hostage representations remains in the walls. Moreover, the director of the Odeon was received Tuesday afternoon by the Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay.

On Sunday, they were about thirty people who left the Republic Square – intermittent, students but also members of the movement of Night Stand – to get to the Odeon theater, just after the performance of Phèdre (s) directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. On the evening of Monday to Tuesday, the protesters who occupied the front of the establishment were violently expelled by the security forces, with great bursts of tear gas. This week is decisive for the entertainment, while an agreement must be reached on their unemployment insurance program and the resumption of negotiations on Wednesday 27 April to the Labour Ministry. To put pressure on the discussion, the demonstrators also demanded the withdrawal of the El Khomri bill, decided to invest several cultural institutions, like the drama centers Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier.

The release of forcibly Monday night has only fueled the anger of intermittent, already somewhat optimistic about the outcome of negotiations. “We are sitting on a time bomb,” says Samuel Churin. Today, entertainers are willing to go further and take action around cultural events planned this summer, as the Festivals of Cannes and Avignon. “Nothing is ruled out today says the Le Figaro Eric Aubin, a member of the CGT. The threat around the festivals is a reality. “A maneuver that does not share its counterpart in the CIP. Samuel Churin intends to “put pressure now to avoid disturbing events of this summer” and reproduce the patterns 2003 and 2014. At the time, a massive strike had infected the performances of the Avignon Festival, the Spring Comedians in Montpellier and the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse.


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