Dance festival, Reading Night, Toulouse by Harry Potter or Molière for women… Here are four ideas for outings to give your weekend a cultural and fun twist.
A Harry Potter-themed tour of Toulouse this weekend
When pop culture takes over Toulouse. To celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter, and on the occasion of the release of the show on the reunion of the cast, the tourist agency Paysdoc.com you propose a new guided tour on the theme of the famous saga, but also of all those who have marked these last years: Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings… It bears the name of “Echoes of Fantasy”.
Why does Robb Stark understand so much about allying with the Frey of the Twins? Did female warriors really exist? What symbolic forces are hidden under the colors of the Hogwarts houses? You will be able decoder the mysteries of your favorite series while immersing yourself in the history of the pink city.
This visit takes as its starting point the essential elements of these great heroic fantasy sagas in order to make you discover, or rediscover Toulouse.
Saturday January 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservation here.
Female Molière at the Théâtre du Pavé in Toulouse
The actor and director Francis Azéma, also director of the Théâtre du Pavé in Toulouse, presents his new creation, entitled “The Misanthrope”. An obvious piece inspired by the Molière’s comedy, but which is played this time in the feminine, as the article points out.
In the theater, the big roles have long been reserved for men. “The great female roles are often even played by men”, adds the director. A custom he wishes to reverse.
In The Misanthrope, Francis Azéma shakes up the codes and gives the possibility to actresses to seize the great texts reserved for men, “and, as long as it takes, for men to seize the roles written for women”. Because for him, gender doesn’t matter. Age, too. Only the plot must remain faithful to the original work.
Who plays Alceste? Who plays Celimene? Find out for yourself.
Pavé Theater, 34 rue Maran, Toulouse
This weekend, a Reading Night is organized in Toulouse
The Library of Toulouse is organizing this weekend a new Reading Night in the José Cabanis and Empalot media libraries. Throughout the evening, readings, games, creative and musical workshops, entertainment and magic tricks will follow to make children and parents live a magical moment.
In the toddler area of the Empalot media library, for example, an escape game on the theme of the Snow Queen will be offered to children from the age of three, while theatrical readings will take place in the entertainment room. . To end the evening in style, the company Culture en mouvement will offer a show of tension colorful on the forecourt of the establishment.
Magic will also take over the José Cabanis media library, where the Culture en Mouvement company will offer magical walks and performances throughout the event. UN Harry Potter escape game will be organized in the Youth Center, while other visitors will disappear their loved ones under an invisibility cloak and magic wands will be made in the News Center.
Saturday January 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Empalot media library and José Cabanis media library
Opening of the Ici&là dance festival this weekend in Toulouse
This weekend will mark theopening of Here&There dance festival. It is organized in several emblematic places of Toulouse for the next three weeks. The rich program will begin with the new show by American choreographer Meg Stuart. Entitled “Cascade”, performed by the company Damaged Goods.
At the heart of an evolving decor imagined by the scenographer Philippe Quesne and lit by numerous moving colors, seven light dancers try to adapt to each new world, to avoid obstacles, to remain united and not to let each other driven by their emotions.
On a futuristic-looking stage, the artists run, jump, fall, crawl and dance to the music of composer Brendan Dougherty. Their bodies lose their bearings. But they are constantly embarking on a new adventure, in search of a secret passage, a future playground or a refuge. The work represents “a free and salutary fall” according to its creator, “through the chaos of a time that nothing holds together anymore”.
Saturday January 22 at the Théâtre Garonne