12 Jul 2009
EUROPE XXL (2009)
3rd THEMATIC EDITION OF lille3000
Lille and Eurometropole
EAST IS THE NEW WEST IS THE NEW EAST...
Following the impact of « Bombaysers de Lille », the new edition of lille3000 endeavoured to discover the new Europe as redefined since the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years before 2009:Istanbul, Berlin, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Moscow...
In the city of Lille and on both sides of the cross-border region, events, exhibitions, artworks installed in the urban environment, shows and « Midi-Midi » weekends took the visiting public on a series of day and night journeys to different cities and cultures from the far flung and sometimes mysterious edges of Europe.
14th MARCH 2009
More than 200 000 people were transported to Central and Eastern Europe, from the Baltic States to Istanbul: parade, choirs, dj’s, vj’s, fireworks... The public has plunged in mysterious atmospheres and discovered the splendour of Topkapi, a Klezmer orchestra, the Bulgarian choirs or moved to the rhythm of Balkans brass bands...
Midi-Midi Berlin: 27-29 March 2009
Midi-Midi Baltic States: 10-12 April 2009
Midi-Midi Warsaw: 22-24 May 2009
Midi-Midi Moscow: 05-07 June 2009
Midi-Midi Budapest/Bucharest: 26-28 June 2009
Midi-Midi Istanbul / Balkans: 3-5 July 2009
lille piano(s) festival : 12-14 June 2009
Grand finale in Kortrijk (B) : 11 July 2009