Summer festivals expectantly

Between the desire to maintain the program and the temptation to cancel, the organizers’ opinions differ.

Confined, Olivier Py gave his press conference online and live from Avignon yesterday. The director of the most famous theater festival has announced that the 74
he edition was not yet postponed.
Confined, Olivier Py gave his press conference online and live from Avignon yesterday. The director of the most famous theater festival has announced that the 74
e edition was not yet postponed.
THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

Olivier Py gave his press conference online from Avignon on Wednesday. Confined the director of the most famous theater festival in the world assured in the morning on France Inter: “I am worried, but not completely pessimistic.” For him, the 74e edition will take place as scheduled from July 3 to 23, 2020. “We still have the opportunity to do the festival. Obviously if the health authorities tell us that there will be no deconfinement in May and no possible rally in July, then we will not be able to do it. ” In the afternoon, the festival put the In program online, with videos of guest artists presenting their creations. Olivier Py spoke again to put forward several hypotheses, including a possible overflow or postponement to August, a complicated but conceivable operation.

Today’s truth is not tomorrow’s truth. Festival directors do not escape this uncertainty that spares nothing

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