Doing artistic and cultural education on Instagram is possible! In 2021, the health crisis has forced us to adapt certain projects. The Voix Haute project was born from the reinvention of read-aloud workshops. Renewed each year, the Festival offers high school students the opportunity to prepare for the French Baccalaureate oral exam and to experience the pleasure of reading aloud, while at the same time raising their awareness of theatre and great texts in line with the Festival's artistic axes and their school programme. This proposal can be part of a journey of discovery of the Avignon Festival in order to prepare the visit of a group to the next edition in July. It can also be an opportunity to discover the theatre and the Festival d'Avignon for groups and individuals.
The participants are at La FabricA or on Instagram simultaneously on one side and on the other of the screens to practice together the mise en voix accompanied by theatre and animation professionals. It is a hybrid and international event to raise awareness of theatre, foundational texts and reading in an extracurricular time. Through the live feed on Instagram, the students communicate with other students living in France or abroad.
With the arrival of Tiago Rodrigues at the head of the Festival and his project to put a language in the spotlight. The "Voix Haute" 2023 project is dedicated to the English language. Thus, one of the days will be dedicated to reading in the language of Shakespeare.
The dates in 2023:
Saturday 13 May: Voix Haute Day in French
Sunday 14 May: Voix Haute Day in English