French spring-2017 in April. The program of the festival in Kyiv!

April 1 Kiev will host the 14th annual festival "French spring", which runs until the end of the month. During this period, the Ukrainians will be able to evaluate street performance, musical performances and the best films made in France.

UTB published the full programme of festival events.

1 April

Opening of an acrobatic performance of "Galileo" at St. Sophia square, 20:30.

Air acrobatic performance from the company Deus ex machina promises to be no less spectacular and popular among Kyiv residents than its predecessors – the opening performances of the past. During the performance, acrobats will perform in the air, hanging on a huge sphere. The plot revolves around the story of Italian 17th century astronomer Galileo about the invention of the theory of heliocentrism, about how our universe is constructed. And all this will be at the height of 15 and 30 meters above the ground with light special effects and breathtaking stunts. 

  • Time and place1 April, 20:30-21:30, Sofia Square
  • Price: Free

5 April

Concert trio Benjamin Foglara in Sentrum, 20:00.

Marseille trio Benjamin Faugloire Project — the elegant jazz, which sounds like a deep, calm and beautiful music6-9 April
Meeting with Illustrator Chloe Perarnau and designer Isabel Tosh in "Mystetsky Arsenal".
  • Time and place: 5 April, Sentrum, Shota Rustaveli street, 11
  • Price: from 300 UAH

11 April

Exhibition of photographs by Thierry Malfatti "Angels in the valleys" in the lobby of the metro station "Golden gate". It should be noted that the exhibition will continue in may.

12 April

The lecture of Martina Maspoli on the topic of social inequality and segregation in the urban space of France of 1970-ies, which will be held in "Kyiv" cinema, 19:00.

14 April

Meeting with writers Patricia Reznikov and Gérard de Cortanze "Knigam Yea", 18:30.

The concert of Deep Forest in Sentrum, 20:00.

The French group Deep Forest creates music that plunges into a state of happiness and peace. Their style has been described as world music or toelectronics. The band Deep Forest, was founded in 1992, has made an enormous contribution to the development of French musical history and in the world as well. In fact, they were the pioneers of world music and authors of reference for this area of the track Sweet Lullaby.
  • Time and place: 14 April, Sentrum, Shota Rustaveli street, 11
  • Price: from 500 UAH

18 April

Concert trio Guillaume Lopez in art Studio HOME MICK, 20:00.

19 April

Concert Anais Constance in the column hall of the KSCA, time to update before the event.

  • Time and place: 19 April, Column hall of the KCSA St. Khreshchatyk, 36
  • Price: unknown

20-29 April

Design week in the exhibition hall of the Foundation "Isolation". In the spotlight — France.

From 22 April to 6 may

Exhibition of paintings by Anne Morgan Le As "Seves-Oleoresin" in the gallery Art14

24 April

A modern ballet with elements breaking "Movement/Motion" in the Kiev national operetta theater, 19:00.

25 April

Concert Claude Delangle and Gennady Demyanchuka "Magic saxophone" in the house of the actor, 19:00.

  • Time and place: 25 April, 19: 00 the House of actor, Yaroslaviv Val str, 7
  • Price: from 100 UAH

26 April

Presentation of the Ukrainian translation of the book with participation of the author Eric Noble "the Revolution of 1917: a French view. A hundred years of interpretations and representations" at the Kiev house of books, 18:00.

28 and 29 April

Night of best short films of the famous festivals in the cinema "Ukraine", 23:00.

The concept is simple – the audience is invited for 6-7 hours to enjoy a selection of the best French short films on the street during the whole night. Special emphasis the program makes on the tapes that came to light recently. Most movies from this event was presented at the international film festivals in Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, new York and Toronto. Fantastic dramas, comedies, animated films – everyone will find something to their liking. The event is jointly organized with the French Institute in Ukraine. All films are shown in original language with subtitles.

Comedy Noemi Saglio "mothers and Daughters", where the Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche played and six-time nominee for "Cesar" Lambert Wilson opens the festival.

29 April

Street performance "Extraordinary machines" — the duet of dancer and machine-excavator from the company Beau Geste, the place will clarify closer to the date of the event.

Experimental dance called "Fancy car" was created by French group Beau Geste. Inspired by childhood memories, when a huge machine seemed a limit of dreams, choreographers Dominique Boivin and Philip Presso created a wonderful dance, symbolizing the fragile coexistence of man with the huge machines. Surprisingly delicate, touching and expressive dance. You haven't seen this before!

We will remind, on April 1, a number of Central streets of Kyiv will be completely closed to traffic due to the opening of the festival "French spring".