Centre Pompidou-MetzCultural Programme

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The essence of our events

As an extension to its exhibitions, the Centre Pompidou-Metz regularly proposes a multidisciplinary artistic programme in a variety of spaces: the Wendel Auditorium, the Studio, the Forum and the gardens. This removal of boundaries between spaces and contents thus allows a unique form of exchange between the exhibitions and the performing arts.

Operating on a seasonal basis, the events are devised around exhibitions so as to develop their theme via other fields of artistic creation such as the performing arts, literature, conferences and the cinema.

Special attention is paid to hybrid forms and, in particular, to “alternative” forms implying mechanisms other than the traditional relationship between the public and the stage. Priority is given to forms offering gateways between the various fields of creation, such as theatre, dance, music and the visual arts.

Another priority of the Centre Pompidou-Metz is to place artists at the heart of the programme by offering them cartes blanches that are part of the Instantanés (Instantaneous) and Studio 57 (Studio 57) cycles.

The Centre Pompidou-Metz is the author of joint productions that have a link with the performing arts of the Centre Pompidou, companies, choreographers and other institutions. As such the Centre Pompidou-Metz organises visits to partners as part of the On y va (Let’s go) cycle.

The Parcours (Itinerary) cycle invites artists, stage directors, musicians and choreographers to play a role in the exhibition, a role directly relating to the works and themes of the exhibitions.

These projects are in keeping with local cultural facilities and existing programmes, in a dynamic spirit of partnership and joint production.

The Centre Pompidou-Metz strives to create dynamic partnerships with leading European art centres. Thus it was that in May 2010 a first approach with the European network WEB, which supports productions by international artists, was initiated. In coming seasons this aspect is set to be developed still further.