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Museums

The prefect requests the suspension of municipal decrees in Perpignan

The prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales seized, Monday February 8 in the evening, the administrative court of Montpellier of a request for suspension of the orders taken by Louis Aliot, the mayor RN of Perpignan, on the reopening of four municipal museums from the 9 February. Louis Aliot had taken these orders a little earlier in the afternoon of February 8, without waiting for a possible announcement from the government concerning these cultural places closed since the end of October.

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Russia

Director Kirill Serebrennikov urged to leave his theater

The director and director Kirill Serebrennikov announced on Tuesday February 9 his departure from the Moscow theater Gogol, a major venue for contemporary Russian creation. His contract, which expires on February 25, will not be extended. The departure comes eight months after he was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence for embezzlement, a trial described as ” Politics “ by the world of culture. “The Gogol Center, as a theater and as an idea, will continue to live”said Kirill Serebrennikov, a pet peeve of the authorities because of his freedom of tone.

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Music

Success for the Presences Festival, of Radio France

The event was held virtually on France Musique, from February 2 to 7. Around the composer Pascal Dusapin, guest of honor, this 31e edition offered 11 concerts, 25 composers, 47 works, 19 Radio France commissions, 21 world creations and one French creation. Présences was dedicated to Claude Samuel (1931-2020), founder of the festival in 1991. The 2022 edition will be dedicated to the work of Tristan Murail.

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