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Friday and Saturday: Funambals to the rhythm of Rillieux-la-Pape life


True to its tradition, Funambals has worked closely with the town of Rillieux-la-Pape to integrate itself into local cultural life.

This year’s festival opens with a show by students from the Paul-Emile Victor secondary school, on Friday April 12 at 7pm, in the Espace 140 ballroom. This show is the culmination of a long-term educational project led by teachers with two professional dancers.

Festival-goers will be invited to learn the flashmob choreography created by the students.

If you want to get a head start :

On Saturday April 13, we’ll be joining the Rillieux-la-Pape carnival. It will take place in two parts:

  • A parade, departing from Place du Marché des Alagniers at 2pm. Interested funambaleureuses can join the schoolchildren in the second position of the parade for an ambulatory flashmob (you will have learned the choreography the day before during their show). Dress code: black top and colorful scarf. Meeting time: 1:30 p.m.
  • A show at the end of the parade, around 3:30 p.m., place du Maréchal Juin. The other associations will take advantage of the podium on the square for a short presentation.

At the same time, there will be a picnic from 12pm to 2pm , between the end of Place Maréchal Juin (rue d’Oslo) and Collège Paul-Emile Victor. An outdoor dance will be performed by Princesse Miska to liven up the Place Maréchal Juin.

Sunday: “Consent and inclusion in practice” ball-workshop

Sunday, April 14, from 1pm to 3pm, in the Salle des Semailles.

This workshop-ball invites you to discover and test the dance framework used in Lyon’s FuZyon and QueerFolkLyon queer dance communities.

The workshop will begin with a presentation of the charters of these two organizations and the protocol used at the balls to promote a culture of explicit consent and foster the inclusion of queer people.

This will be followed by an hour-long ball(with a playlist, no live band on this workshop) that will enable you to put this protocol into practice.

At the end, we’ll take some time to share your thoughts on this tool and how it’s changing your practices.

Admission to this workshop is free of charge.

Please note: to ensure that this workshop-ball remains an opportunity to get to grips with a tool, it will no longer be possible to arrive after 1:15pm. Indeed, without the initial presentation time, the experience will be less interesting.

Musical interludes every evening between dances

True to tradition, Funambals will be offering playlists of forro, salsa, swing, tango, lindy hop… between dances, every evening in the lobby.

For those who just can’t stop dancing!

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