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The Paris Quartier d’été Festival

What can you do on a budget in Paris once the sales are over? Enjoy the events at the 26th annual Paris Quartier d’été festival. It’s an international festival that enables you to enjoy musical and traditional shows.

1/A unique show for everyone

Here’s a show that’s worth the journey to see! Former juggler, Aurélien Bory, has put together a show that compares the human strength to that of a robot. For just over an hour, the audience can admire the technical and artistic prowess of two acrobats but also that of a machine.
 
The amusing show makes a serious point in showing that machines are increasingly present in our lives and increasingly human.

Here are a few words from the producer: « With Sans Objet I wanted to bring an industrial robot onstage that had the capacity to move props around, as well as the actors. The machine becomes an individual character of its own. We use it as a puppet that’s 100% technology but works with an ordinary modern man ».
 

2/So what’s the link between sheet folding and dancing? Come to the Origami show to find out!

Satchie Noro and Sylvain Ohl both have a somewhat strange obsession with containers, but we don’t judge people for their passions!
 
They’ve collaborated to create a show, which involves acrobats on wires connected to containers that are moved around. The idea is simple! «Origami» is all about changing the shape of a large object through the art of folding. In this instance, the object is a container that needs to be opened into several parts and replaced in a way that makes it into something else.
 
This is a totally original show to see as soon as possible. Running from 26th-30th July and from 7th-8th August 2015. Free admission, with a performance time of 30 minutes.

3/A journey around the world, courtesy of Leyla Mc Calla

The former violinist of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, this American string-band that won a Grammy Award in 2010.
 
Leyla Mc Calla has decided decided to retrace her Cajun and Creole origins. She’s also begun a career as a solo artist and travels around the world spreading her music. Aged 28, she has already released a new album that mixes different rhythms, instruments and languages.
According to her, you need to change directions to progress in the music industry:
«I knew that I had to leave New York. It has changed my life. I’ve become more creative and my perspective of music has changed too».
 
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For more inspiration on shows to go and see in Paris, check out our article on unmissable concerts in Paris in 2017!