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Le French May Arts Festival 2016

12 months ago

Since its modest inception in 1993, Le French May has matured into one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia and has staged over 500 world-class events that bring the spirit of France to Hong Kong.
Francophiles can savour a rich cornucopia of French culture, encompassing visual arts, classical and contemporary music, dance, multi-arts performance, cinema and fashion.

The objectives of Le French May are to touch everything, to be everywhere and for everyone.

To touch everything by showcasing the most diversified art forms: from heritage and contemporary arts, paintings and design, to classical music and hip-hop dance, cinema and new circus.

To be everywhere by bringing performances to various venues and districts, including the unusual and unexpected: from cultural centres and shopping malls, to public spaces, the racecourse and Victoria Harbour.

For everyone because the Festival aims to reach out to the entire community by developing educational programmes, talks, guided tours, workshops and masterclasses, including those that directly benefit the young and less-privileged.

For 22 years, Le French May has been both truly international and distinctly local and wishes to contribute to the unique appeal of Asia’s World City.
Le French May received the “Gold Award for Arts Promotion 2008” from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

For its 24th edition, Le French May presents a series of “unknown worlds”.

Every artist’s creation is the re-creation of a world on its own: the imagination of new rules, new characters, new stories. The fantasy of changing the reality into another reality, made of feelings only: being sounds, colours, emotions…

From Monet’s aquatic Lillis to Nicolas Buffe’s fantasies, from the fairy tale of Cinderella to the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliette, let’s explore the world with different eyes. The eyes of the artists, that enhance our reality to reveal it through their creations.

For the full programme, please visit the website.

My Art Guides Editorial Team

  • Opus 7 Circa Tsuica performance at K11, 2015: Courtesy of Le French May Opus 7 Circa Tsuica performance at K11, 2015: Courtesy of Le French May
  • Le French May 2015, Opening Celebration at PMQ; Courtesy of Le French May Le French May 2015, Opening Celebration at PMQ; Courtesy of Le French May