Dance and humor

“Et vous trouvez cela drôle ?” (So you think that’s funny). It was this somewhat mistakenly scathing expression that the Hivernales d’Avignon used as the title for their 2007 edition dedicated to laugh and to dance. A theme that was rather unusual in so much as contemporary dance is perceived as serious and little inclined to making its audiences split their sides with laughter. It is true that it had, first of all, to prove its depth and its seriousness to stake its place in the French choreographic landscape. Yet, for the last few years, there has been an increase in humour. And, we’re not kidding you! This Thema perfectly demonstrates this.