This new international festival in Limoges created in 1984 by Pierre DeBauche after the Avignon Festival refused to accept a production of Shakespeare proposed by Martinique, put in place a new relationship with international Francophone theatre. One could say that Aimé Césaire’s first decision in Martinique, to create the Théâtre de la Soif nouvelle in 1982, giving voice to the Negritude in companies around the world, gave a serious impetus to the creation of the festival in Limoges.

Hassane Kouyaté
New Director of the Festival in Limoges dans Actu, Limoges, Théâtre /par Dossier de presse

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