Hand to Hand project !

Hand to Hand project !

The hypothesis chosen for Hand to hand, is to create new cooperation and new modes of understanding through social ecology where art – more specifically contemporary circus – in public space can contribute to the transition of our sector, transforming its artistic and methodological practices.

Facing these ecological issues, the contemporary circus sector, as well as the cultural sector in general, needs to redefine its practices. It raises the question whether to concretely translate the implementation of more sustainable and ethical means into collaboration and how to contribute to a change in behaviour. This approach thus implies the development of a new set of capacities to train artists in new artistic, scientific and collaborative approaches, when initial circus training often prioritises technical skills.

While initial circus training often focuses on technical skills, this approach implies the development of a new set of abilities to train artists in new artistic, scientific and collaborative approaches. They force us to (re)connect in a different and urgent way to the spaces we inhabit and the people who live there.

The project brings together 4 European partners offering experimentation spaces through a cross-sectoral collaboration, including cultural and creative industries, researchers in ecology and art, as well as private firms: Joseph Perrier, champagne house; Fila Arches, paper mill of art in France ; Solana, salt marshes in Croatia ; a maritime workshop for the renovation of wooden boats and a professional fisherman in Denmark ; Codfish Harbor of Ílhavo, distant water fishing in Portugal.

The process and all activities will take place between March 2023 and July 2025 :
– In France : Le Palc
– In Croatia : ROOM 100
– In Portugal : Bússola
– In Denmark : Helsingør Theatre
It aims to explore the issue of sustainability through learning and experimental spaces of innovation and research for circus artists, especially emerging artists in their artistic practice in public space, and give them new capacities of initiating such a transition.

16 circus artists will be pre-selected by dossier to participate in an introductory workshop in Châlons-en-Champagne (FR) on 4 – 5 – 6 July 2023. These artists are looking for an opportunity to learn about sustainability, cross-sectoral issues and circus in public spaces. 8 circus artists will be selected at the end of this workshop to follow the whole process of the project.

👉 More information here!

New intensive French session!

New intensive French session!

Opt for accelerated learning of French with our new session of intensive courses, every morning, from Monday to Friday, at the Institut français du Luxembourg!
Our incredible team of teachers will give you a taste for French and all the keys to speak, understand, think – and even dream – in French!

These courses cover all levels of French language learning, from beginner to advanced, are in accordance with the CEFR and compatible with preparation for the DELF-DALF exams.

“The course was exactly what I was looking for. The course was dynamic and my teacher Nazakat knew what she was doing. – Álvaro
Like Álvaro, regsiter for this new Intenvise session, which starts on 06 June!

🗓Monday to Friday // from 06 to 30 June 2023
⏰from 9 am to 12 pm
📍Institut français du Luxembourg
🎟1190€ // -20% for the second consecutive session (952€)* // 1 session 1130€ for early registration**

*Price applicable for registration to two consecutive sessions before the start of the 1st session.
**The early bird rate applies to payments received at least 15 days before the first class date.
Any lesson originally scheduled on a public holiday is automatically carried over into the period.

Information: cours@ifluxembourg.lu

Telephone: (00352) 46 21 66 39

Europe Day Festival 2023 !

Europe Day Festival 2023 !

European village, concerts, food trucks, entertainment, and much more…

United in diversity. Come and celebrate the Europe festival in Kirchberg. In 2019, Luxembourg is the first EU country to declare Europe Day a legal holiday. Luxembourg City is one of the capitals of the EU institutions. It is therefore the ideal place to celebrate Europe!

Every year on 9 May, Europe Day celebrates peace and unity in Europe. This date marks the anniversary of Robert Schuman’s historic declaration, in which he set out the idea of a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between European nations unthinkable. Robert Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the birth certificate of what is now the European Union.

The Institut français du Luxembourg is taking part in the festival and will take you on a journey to discover the French regions and their gastronomy throughout the day, alongside the French Embassy in Luxembourg!
Come and celebrate Europe with us in Kirchberg!

This year, the Europe Festival will be placed under the sign of the following priorities…

– A green and competitive Europe
– A competent and fair Europe
– A safe and strong Europe, in solidarity with Ukraine and the world

In collaboration with the City of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Government.
With the participation of the European institutions in Luxembourg, the embassies of the EU Member States and Ukraine, and the managers of European programmes in Luxembourg.