De la rue aux Jeux Olympiques 

Opening show for the Mois de la Francophonie 2024, by Pockemon Crew

      To celebrate the Francophonie and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’re bringing you an unforgettable BREAKING show!
         —     Show



“I have several names. People know me as breaking, breakdance, hip-hop dance, … But in the end, I’m a part of you. For years, people have been trying to analyse and understand me to find out where I’m going and why, without ever finding the answer. I started out as a child on the streets and my journey has been incredible. It hasn’t been easy every day, but with a lot of passion and hard work I’ve climbed the ladder to reach the apotheosis: entering the Olympic Games in 2024.”


This accolade reinforced Pockemon Crew’s desire to tell the story of hip-hop on stage, aimed at those who have always resonated most with this culture: the younger generation. After 23 years of artistic practice, from the street to the theatre, the company’s dancers retrace the great moments of this cultural and artistic movement that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s.


De la rue aux Jeux Olympiques tells the epic story of a culture that mixes styles, shapes and transforms dances and promotes essential, universal values: respect, perseverance, surpassing oneself and open-mindedness.

Tuesday 12 march 2024
7.30 pm
Vauban, Ecole et Lycée Français de Luxembourg
free admission – booking required
         —     Project



Based on the incredible career of Pockemon Crew – the most successful breakdance company in the world – Riyad Fghani wants to retrace the path of an entire discipline, forged in and by the street. The company has always sought to combine creation and competition, even though it has long been forced to choose between the two to gain recognition. Naturally, it frees itself from these codes by sharing a unique style for over twenty years, based on a high level of technical skill and driven by the strength and values of the battles. The show is the result of a fusion between the company’s history and the wider history of breakdance, which has found its way into the most prestigious theatres.

         —     Breaking



In the 1970s, in the streets of the South Bronx of New York, driven by a desire to get away from it all, a group of young people got together, invented names for themselves (Kool-Hurc, Phase-2, Grand Mixer D.S.T) and invented a dance: breaking, characterised by the acrobatic nature of the figures on the floor. In a circle, the ‘Bboys’ wait for the DJ, at the controls of two turntables, to set the tempo and start scratching and breaking. One boy breaks away to dance, then another, each in turn. This is breaking, the origin of hip-hop dance.

In the 1980s, the hip-hop movement crossed the Atlantic and had a huge impact in France. It began to take off between 1982 and 1984, thanks to the audiovisual media. People were dancing in the big cities, from Les Halles in Paris to the rubble of the collapsed tower blocks of Les Minguettes in Vénissieux. Groups were formed. Young people danced and invented a street culture, a multidisciplinary language in which dance echoed graffiti and rap. They express themselves through words, gestures and paint. They meet not in gangs but in “possee” to exchange ideas and steps.

Hip-hop gradually blended break and stand-up dancing, with each dancer having their own style: locking, popping, boogaloo, new style, krump, etc. Hip-hop takes its inspiration from whatever it likes. By incorporating a wide range of techniques, hip-hop is enriched and dancers have more and more gestures and movements at their disposal. In hip-hop dance, you can recognise African dance, capoeira (Brazilian dance and sport), Spanish flamenco, Indian dance, acrobatics, contemporary dance, jazz, butô (Japanese dance), etc. It is thanks to all these dances that hip-hop is evolving.

Dancers come together in “battles” or “challenges”, competing in “crews” or solo. Today there are competitions with an international reputation, such as the famous “Battle of the Year”, which brings together thousands of young people every year.

Pockemon Crew Company

2023 creation – Premiere in France:  Coutance, 21 march 2023

from 7 years old Duration: 1h

artistic direction: Riyad Fghani
With six dancers: Nina Appel, Karim Beddaoudia, Kévin Berriche, Antoine Lebigre, Wadriako Mole, Abygail Noel, Océanne Palie, Erycksson Roberto de Paula, Marlène Spahr, Gerard Xozame (6 on stage alternately)


Original music: Alice Orpheus
Lighting design: Stéphane Avenas


Production: Association Qui fait ça ? Kiffer ça ! – Cie Pockemon Crew
Coproductions : La Machinerie – Théâtre de Vénissieux, Blueline Production


Residency: Coopérative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, Agora – Pôle culturel de Limonest, La Machinerie – Théâtre de Vénissieux

With the support of Compagnie MPTA, Comité Départemental Olympique et Sportif Rhône – Métropole de Lyon, Comité Rhône & Métropole de Lyon de Rugby à XIII et de la Ligue Auvergne Rhône-Alpes de Rugby à XIII, Comité d’Escrime Rhône – Métropole de Lyon et de Rhône Métropole Lyon Judo.

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See you online from
19 January to 19 February 2024!

MyFrenchFilmFestival is an innovative concept designed to showcase the latest generation of French-language filmmakers and give internet users across the globe the chance to discover a selection of French-language feature films and shorts presented at major international festivals, subtitled in many languages.

  MyFrenchFilmFestival will be back in 2024!

         —     The festival is an innovative concept that aims to throw the spotlight on new generation filmmakers working in the French language and gives internet users around the world the chance to share their love of French cinema.


Ten French feature films and ten French short films are presented in the competition section. Viewers are invited to rate the films and to post their comments on our website. The competition also includes two Belgian films. A French cinema classic as well as two French-Canadian films and one French-language Swiss film are presented out of competition.

         —     Award winners


Three awards are presented at the closing of the festival:

_ The Filmmakers’ Prize (with a jury composed of international film directors)
_ The Audience Prize (decided by viewers around the world who vote for their favorite films online via our festival platform)
_ The International Press Prize (with a jury composed of foreign journalists)

The juries for the Filmmakers’ Prize and the International Press Prize meet in Paris during the festival to elect the winning films. Award-winning films are screened on Air France flights for six months.

         —     How to watch the films


Films can be accessed online via the platform in all countries. The festival is also accessible for viewing on close to 50 partner platforms in various regions around the world, including iTunes in 90 countries.


All the films on MyFrenchFilmFestival have subtitles, particularly in English.

         —     Viewing fees


Short films are available free of charge worldwide, and feature films can be purchased individually for €1.99 or €7.99 for a pack giving access to the entire program.

from 19 January to 19 February 2024
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RESET Jazz Festival

An explosive 7th edition

 The RESET Jazz Festival returns to neimënster on 𝟏𝟖, 𝟏𝟗 & 𝟐𝟎 𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 to bring you an exhilarating musical experience!

Get ready… The Reset festival, a not-to-be-missed event for music lovers at the start of the year, is back.


It’s become a not-to-be-missed event for music lovers at the start of the year. For this 7th edition of the RESET jazz festival, Neimënster has once again invited composer and vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher to take on the role of musical curator and come up with a program that is as cutting-edge and ambitious as ever. To bring the project to fruition, rising stars and established jazz stars from Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, Japan, Denmark and the UK, accompanied by Luxembourg double bassist Marc Demuth, were invited to spend several days in residence at neimënster. Exchanges, personal connections and sound experiments… discover the results of their working sessions over three exceptional evenings.
This year’s candidates are :
Cecilie Strange (Denmark) – Saxophone
Elodie Pasquier (France) – Clarinet
Makiko Hirabayashi (Japan) – Piano
Eva Klesse (Germany) – Drums
Jim Hart (United Kingdom)  – Vibraphone
Marc Demuth (Luxembourg) – Double bass
Kalle Kalima (Finland) – Guitar
Rémy Labbé (Belgium) – Trumpet

Élodie Pasquier, French clarinettist, will participate in this programme!


Élodie has a singular sound, a musical strength where the destructured joy of free punk and the melodic precision of chamber music are mixed. Her various formations have enabled her to perform in numerous festivals and on international stages (Poland, Finland, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Salzburg…).
Recently, she was named associate artist for the year by the Scène Nationale de Besançon “Les Deux Scènes”, and companion artist for the year by the Festival Jazzèbre de Perpignan (2021).
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Euro Meet & Paris 2024

Swimming events – but not only…

Come and watch the qualifying swimming events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and discover the cultural sports program we have in store for you this year!
From 26 to 28 January 2024, the Euro Meet swimming competition will be held at the Centre Aquatique D’Coque in Luxembourg, giving swimmers the chance to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!
The Institut français du Luxembourg / Ambassade de France au Luxembourg is looking forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon! Find out more about Paris 2024, the passing of the flame and be seduced by our 2024 cultural program, focused of course on sport. You’ll also have the chance to watch a breakdance performance and meet the official Paris 2024 mascot – in his giant version!
Don’t miss this event! Book your tickets for the Euro Meet competition now!


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