Highlights of the month
Posted on 07 May 2012 by citymag
May traditionally begins with a dance, and the focus of much of the month’s cultural programme is on the art of choreography. The annual Danz Festival Lëtzebuerg takes place over four days at the end of the month. The festival is dedicated to contemporary dance and allows audiences to not only watch guest companies from Switzerland, France and Germany but also provides an opportunity to receive some hands-on training.
A further dance highlight is the appearance of La La La Human Steps at the Grand Théâtre. The Canadian company, directed and created by Édouard Lock, is renowned for its revolutionary and profoundly innovative choreography. Earlier in May the Trois C-L continues its monthly Trois du trois programme at its Banannefabrik home.
The most famous name to make an appearance in Luxembourg in May is French actress Juliette Binoche, who takes on the title role in Frédéric Fisbach’s version of Mademoiselle Julie by August Strindberg. The Capucins pays homage to another famous actress, with Chris Pichler playing German icon Romy Schneider. And English language theatre fans are treated to the New World Theatre Club’s 10-minute Play Festival.
With the weather warming up, there is also plenty of sport on offer. The biggest event is the ING Europe-Marathon Luxembourg, which attracts a full field of 8,000 runners every year. In Olympic year, the annual COSL Spillfest in Kockelscheuer will also be a popular event for kids and families. And the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg provides a neat warm up for the Tour de France later this summer.
And, ahead of a slew of outdoor music festivals and performances in June and July, there is plenty of music indoors at den Atelier and Exit07 to keep everyone entertained.