We are students, teachers, and producers working together - deep in the heart of Texas - to create radio documentaries about the people and places that shape our lives. This is a project of Texas Folklife, a state-wide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. Generous funding provided by the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division & Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs GTOPS, Texas Commission on the Arts, Humanities Texas, the Still Water Foundation, and major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
About La Gaité Lyrique | Dispatches from Abroad Continues
By: Cristina Balli, Executive Director of Texas Folklife
Paris - avant-guard art, music, poetry, sophisticated museums and cultural centers, funding for the arts…. sigh!The British Council-France hosts a number of insightful and inspiring events and as a member of TN2020 this is their second workshop I attend in Paris.Last year I attended Wanted Now!, a discussion on cultural rights, and visited incredible cultural centers in and around Paris – Maison des Mettallós, Le 104 and Canal 93 in Bobigny.
And this year, to overwhelm me even more, they bring us to La Gaité Lyrique, one of the newest cultural centers of the city.Dedicated to “exploring creation in the digital era,” the center is a public-private partnership established in a renovated theatre.Director Jérôme Delormas greeted our group and explained their current exhibition of Mission 2062 (which includes a two-day hypnosis lock-in!) He also describes other fascinating exhibits on skateboard culture and gaming & play.