Saturday, October 11, 2014

Monfort-Théâtre

Monfort-Théâtre, former Théâtre Silvia-Monfort by Claude Parent, Parc Georges-Brassens, rue Brancion, Paris
Monfort-Théâtre (former Théâtre Silvia-Monfort) by Claude Parent, 1991
Parc Georges-Brassens, rue Brancion
Quartier Saint-Lambert, 15e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“In May 1989 the Carré Silvia-Monfort ended its time in tents to build a permanent theatre designed by the architect Claude Parent. Housed on the former access ramp into the abattoirs, it would be a hexagonal metallic pyramid 23m high beside the parc Georges-Brassens. On Silvia Monfort's death in spring 1991, whilst the theatre was still under construction, the Conseil de Paris unanimously decided to name it after her. The mairie de Paris also made Régis Santon its head. It finally opened on 7 January 1992, with a production of Jean Anouilh's La Valse des Torréadors. Since September 2009, under the leadership of Laurence de Magalhaes and Stéphane Ricordel, the Théâtre Silvia Monfort changed its outer appearance, adding coloured images, a bar and refurbished dressing rooms mixing up the universes of 1970s circus caravans and a garden terrace.” (Monfort-Théâtre, Wikipedia)

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