An urban, modern event.
Three fundamental values define the Festival
de la Cité Lausanne:
- artistic ambition: the
Festival aims to propose unseen creations and new projects, and promote
original or exclusive shows
- a posture of openness: an
invitation to discovery, participating, sharing, expanding one's horizon
friendly, festive, and unifying cultural project
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne offers a
range of uniquely diverse free events, including theatre, danse and performance
art, classical music, jazz and contemporary sounds, shows for young audiences,
circus art, litterature, visual and fine arts, architecture projects and so on.
A contemporary and urban event, it starts a dialogue between the city, its
people and visitors, and promotes art in the city, on-location projects, and
more generally the interaction between art, public space, and society. Though
it, the liveliness of contemporary, living art is set at the very core of the
Breaking away from the social, spacial and
aesthetic limits that are imposed by a specific location or a fee, people come
together with art and culture. Welcome to an off-the-wall festival with a
top-notch lineup and a friendly, sociable spirit!
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne has
concocted an intense programme, both accessible and edgy, which will include
elements of surprise for most of its very wide audiences. Quality and originality are key words in the line-up,
putting together our favourites of the moment and creations, artistic encounters,
multidisciplinary projects and carte blanche events with a focus on on-location
performances interacting with public space, whether it be urban, natural, or
social in nature.
The Festival strives to puts itself into
question by initiating new projects at every new edition, by helping new ideas
materialise, by bringing about an element of surprise, by doing things better
in a different way. Collaborations with the Festival's partnerships are
A melting pot of diverse forms of expressions
advocating open-mindedness, the programme provides a platform between young
talents and experienced artists, local and international performers, all of
which are professionals.