New scenes, augmented scenario, amazing sound, as many sessions in English as there are in French, the 5th season for this 360-degree, unique in Avignon!
The Palace of the Popes, monument unique the world over, described by historian Franck FERRAND, reporting for the 2017 Tour de France as the “most fascinating monument in France”, the only civil Gothic palace in this area, centre of the 14th century world, takes center stage in the 360-degree performance of LES LUMINESSENCES D’AVIGNON.
Fifteen large-format videoprojectors project breath-taking images onto all four walls of the Honour Courtyard in the Palace of the Popes, the 4th most visited palace in France, by both French and foreign visitors. Audiences at LES LUMINESSENCES D’AVIGNON are immersed in 800 years of history, great periods of Western civilisation.
For this 5th season, Bruno SEILLIER, writer and director of LES LUMINESSENCES D’AVIGNON has concocted new scenes that bring another famous stone character into the story, the legendary Pont d’Avignon. Will audiences dance on it? Solve that mystery, among others, in this new 5th edition!
The Palace of the Popes, in light and sound, takes centre stage for a show unrivalled the world over!
Shows every evening from August 12 to September 30 2017
In French at 9:15 pm
In English at 10:15 pm
Ticket price: 12€
Discounted ticket: 10€ (see conditions on the site)
Free for children under 8
CO-FOUNDER OF AMACLIO, SCREEN WRITER, STAGE DIRECTOR, and ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AMACLIO
Right from the start, in April 2012, Bruno SEILLIER artistically directed three shows; the first two, La Nuit aux Invalides and les Luminessences d’Avignon, are monumental video-projection shows, and the third, les Ecuyers du temps, a combined live and equestrian performance (including 150 actors), and monumental video-projection, staged in Saumur.
Prior to this, he created impressive monumental shows including 200 years of glory at the Château de Versailles, a monumental light-show at Notre-Dame-de-Paris (for the Parvis des Gentils event), Medina al-Zahra in Tunisia, the multi-technology show at the Millau viaduct… not forgetting the animation at the Vendée globe launch in Sables-d’Olonne.
Bruno Seillier has a particular way of creating shows to enhance a site, exalting it while maintaining its true essence through a balance between technology, history and stone.
His creations, La Nuit aux Invalides, Les Luminessences d’Avignon and Les Ecuyers du Temps all meet these challenges and serve the buildings’ beauty without erasing their soul. His creation style is dynamic and rich in sensations, remaining respectful of characteristic elements: “I don’t seek to crush the monument under artificial fleeting virtualisation. On the contrary, I want to use the power of technology to bring the monument alive, to change its garment and establish a dialogue with it.”