Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
(C) William Beaucardet
Exploring the “Micro-Folie” concept
spearheaded by Le Villette
As 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between France and Japan, Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance (Souls in Resonance) will take place from July 2018 to February 2019, introducing various aspects of Japanese culture at in events at nearly 100 venues around the city of Paris, France. One of the venues will be La Villette (*1) and in May the digital exhibition Au delà des limites (no boundaries) by the ultra-technologist group teamLab has opened here. In November, there will be performances of Mahabharata - Nalacharitam directed by Satoshi Miyagi. In May of 2015, former president Hollande appointed Didier Fusillier president of the Établissement public du Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette (EPPGHV). Born in Nord in the north of France in 1959, Fusillier served as the director of the arts and culture facility Le Manège in the industrial city of Maubeuge near the Belgian border from 2010 to 2015. From 1993 to 2015 he also served as director of the Maison des Arts center in Créteil in the suburbs of Paris. He also served as artistic director for European Capital of Culture Lille 2004, then served as artistic consultant for the ensuing Lille 3000 project. Since assuming the post of president of La Villette, the park has become increasingly active as a center for the arts and culture. In this interview we talk with Fusillier and publicity director Carole Polonsky about La Villette’s programs.
Interviewer: Shintaro Fujii [Waseda University]