What to see at the 2018 Croisements Festival

The annual celebration of French arts is back in town

The annual Croisements Festival is back, running April 24 to June 24 in cities across China, bringing with it diverse celebrations of French art, music, film, dance, books and special exhibitions. These are just a few of the Beijing highlights; visit faguowenhua.com for more information and the full programme.

Bridging the Gap

Critics' pick

A legendary artist connected with Cubism, Dadaism,Surrealism and conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp eschewed labels and hated repetition, which accounts for his relatively small body of work, the most famous of which was a urinal. His art was designed to provoke reaction, and in keeping with his ...

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Tsinghua University Art Museum Every day except Monday

Debussymania

Critics' pick

Claude Debussy’s turbulent, scandalous life included adultery, a threat of suicide, and a suicide attempt by his jilted wife, but it didn’t stop him from producing some of the most liquid, dreamy music ever known. He hated the term ‘impressionist’ but he and Ravel are never the less the fathers ...

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In Honour of Nijinsky

Critics' pick

Dubbed everything from the ‘God of Dance’ to the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Vaslav Nijinsky was a supranatural combination of feather lightness and steely strength. As choreographer for the Ballets Russes, he created iconic but radical work: his L’Apres-midi d’un faune (Debussy) featured his ...

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 03 Jun

Saigon

Critics' pick

As our international borders become increasingly fluid and global migration reaches crisis levels, a sense of identity seems ever more important. Director Caroline Guiela Nguyen was born in France to an overseas Vietnamese mother who considered Vietnam her homeland but was so distanced that she ...

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Beijing Poly Theatre , 14 Dong Zhi Men Nan Da Jie (东直门南大街14号) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 23-24 Jun

Panorama of French Cinema

Critics' pick

While the full line-up of films for the panorama are yet to be confirmed, the highlight is the showing of Visages Villages (Faces Places), a 2017 documentary written by octogenarian Agnès Varda and directed alongside JR, a 30-something graffiti artist, muralist and street photographer. Together ...

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Unspecified Venue 25 Jun - 08 Jul

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