La Villette welcomes the Hautes Tensions Festival

Starting on April 16, Parc de la Villette welcomes the Festival Hautes Tensions, dedicated to circus and hip hop.  The festival is a two-week long event that you will not want to mis

Always changing art styles
For its 3rd year, the festival welcomes upcoming stars of contemporary circus performing, urban dance, theater and other street arts.  These varied disciplines all have one thing in common :  the use of the body through very demanding techniques.  All of them are means of exploring, questioning and reflecting upon our society.  The shows are everchanging and creative.


A festival of a thousand faces
12 companies are part of this festival, and include such artists as Hamid Ben Mahi, Pierre Rigal, Thierry Collet or Mathurin Bolze.  Also on the program :  the first ever Championnat de France d’art du déplacement, Xtreme Gravity (the Art of moving French Championship).  This impressive sport based on the concept of the obstacle course was first created by the Yamakasi in the 90’s, and is centered around urban obstacles such as walls, buildings, gates, etc…

The festival promises to be truly dazzling!


© Little Shao

Festival Hautes Tensions, April 16-28, 2013.
Rate : 16€ / Reduced rate: 12€.

Parc de la Villette
211, Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 40 03 75 75
Metro station: Porte de la Villette (Line 7).


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