Réunion Métis

Réunion Métis

Have you ever looked at the island through an artist’s eyes? That’s what you get with Réunion Métis 2019.

Réunion Métis, an urban artistic journey, a new way of experiencing culture in Reunion... Imbued with the riches of their island, whether natural, heritage or cultural, dozens of local artists have mobilised to make this new event the most wonderful benchmark for living together locally.
This immersive experience, free and open to all, offers a panel of local culture and spreads the values of Reunion across the Indian Ocean and internationally.
And it’s the association of these different talents, both private and public players, an artistic committee, young and not so young, associations and schools which provide Réunion Métis with all its originality and strength.
 
The public is invited to take part in various artistic and light installations along the Réunion Métis route.
The artistic co-construction of the Porlwi and Sanjeeyann Paleatchy collective provide illumination for the landing stage and its surroundings.
Didier Boutiana's Kompani Soul City, with its thirty or so dancers, will take over the landing stage for an opening show at 7.00pm each evening, before heading off to meet the public along the streets of the town centre.
Overlooking the sea, there’s Salle Verte 2.0, set up by Jean-Claude Jolet, where lights and materials mix to reinvent the essentials of Creole tradition. Further on, the artist Esther Hoareau offers the public a unique participative work: an interactive hugging tree that lights up and sings when embraced... If you look up, you’ll see nearly 1000 birds woven from coconut palm, designed by Jordan Tress'ali. As well as a map made for the occasion by Yann Péron & Électrocaïne.
To support the event, a varied musical programme has been created by David Mantault and Arno Bazin on the "Kombi Sound System". There’s a real diversity of artists representing the contemporary musical richness of the island.
A selection of street artists, led by the duo KidKréol and Boogie, will decorate 5 walls of Saint-Paul.
Finally, so that all the senses are brought into play during these evenings, local and international cuisine will be provided by several food trucks with a moment of sharing around a large table, like an open-air dance hall. 
 
27 and 28, from 7.00pm till midnight, free
29 September, from 5.00 to 10.00pm, free

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