EDITORIAL - FARaway festival des arts à Reims


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31 January > 12 February 2023

+ 150 artists / + 35 shows / + 20 countries / + 12 days / + 8 stages


Art on the loose
FARaway – Reims Arts Festival is back for its fourth edition!  Like every year, Reims will once again vibrate to the rhythm of an intense festival, rich in provocative and thought-provoking proposals from artists from all around the world. Through the various disciplines of contemporary creation, the Festival embraces all forms of live performance in order to question the relationship between art and current events, with a focus on the human.


This year, FARaway has chosen to put West Africa in the limelight. From Burkina Faso, to the Ivory Coast, Benin, Nigeria, or Mali, a wide variety of artists invite you to discover their creations, territories, and artistic culture. The proposals generate reflections and exchanges on the issues specific to this region, and their resonances with the rest of the world. The 2023 edition also features work and artists from Brazil, Spain, Cameroon, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Congo, Belgium, Russia, Egypt, etc.  A veritable round-the-world look at contemporary creation !


For the ten days of the Festival, Reims becomes a hub of international performance, allowing the public to go from one show to another, between the stages of the seven cultural structures that are the proud hosts of the event. Featuring…


dance / music / theatre / circus / young audiences / performance / screenings / debates / exhibitions…
imagined by la cartonnerie / césaré / la comédie / le frac / le manège / nova villa / l’opéra


Discover the full Festival programme from 29 November 2022 ! 🧡

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2022 EDITION #3
27 Jan. > 06 Feb. 2022


A transdisciplinary dialogue
For its third edition, FARaway – Reims Art Festival draws on the success of its two previous years by extending an invitation to international artists, with a penchant for provocation and challenging the status quo. Over a ten day period, Reims will be the stage for a wide range of performances and events. Committed to the artists it supports and serving as a mirror for the issues they explore through contemporary creation, the Festival continues to question the relationship between art and reality, creation and current trends.


Coming mainly from Lebanon, the artists participating in this edition will host debates and exchanges around the artistic proposals coming from a country that has been constantly forced to regenerate, recreate and reconstruct in the hope of a more serene future.
The colour green, associated with the Land of the Cedar, is honoured through the logo of this year’s Festival.
The third edition also features artists from Palestine, Mali, China, Russia, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.


Organized every year by seven of Reims’s cultural institutions, FARaway – Reims Art Festival strives to ensure that all of the performances are accessible with a specially designed itinerary that allows spectators to stroll from one event to the next, or from one stage to the next.
Inherently multidisciplinary, FARaway – Reims Art Festival showcases all forms of art. Its rich and eclectic programming is intended to appeal to a wide public, and particularly younger audiences, with a dedicated children’s programme called little FARaway.


dance / music / theatre / circus / performance / screenings / debates / exhibitions…
imagined by la cartonnerie / césaré / la comédie / le frac / le manège / nova villa / l’opéra


2021 EDITION #2
04.02 to 14.02.21


Beyond borders
FARaway is only two years old, but is already asserting an ebullient personality. The festival shaped in a previously unseen collegiality, by seven cultural organisations from Reims, persists and identifies in its will of overthrowing borders. Stirring artists coming in from world wide – Russia, Congo, Brazil, Great-Britain, Switzerland, Nigeria, Italy, Turkey, Mexico and of course France – will make out of Reims a microcosm of artistic forms crossing over genres and shaking ideas. Lucha libre and quadraphonic round, photographic and sensual dissidence, scanner performances and passinho dancers from the favelas will, among other things, regenerate our imaginations, both aesthetically and in terms of our perceptions of the world. Ten days of live performance that mix the disciplines and invite each of us to think outside the box.


dance / music / theatre / circus / young public / performance / projection / meeting / exhibition …
imagined by la cartonnerie / césaré / la comédie / le frac / le manège / novavilla / l’opéra


2020 EDITION #1
30.01 to 10.02.20

Question the world
Let’s go for the first edition of FARaway! For ten days, Reims will vibrate to the rhythm of an intense festival, with “stirring artists” from all horizons, full of hopes and willing to fight. When others occupy the city streets, they stand on the stage. That’s where they come to delve into History, to wrestle with reality, to sketch out dreams, to share with the audience a time when the human being comes first.


This new festival, carried and imagined by seven cultural structures in Reims, we wanted it to be open to the world, with a focus this year on Brazil and the African continent. Through a programme that is as open to the diversity of forms as it is committed to the subjects it tackles, let yourself be carried away by the excitement of a festival like no other, through thematic routes built to allow you to navigate from one stage to another, to follow one performance after another and to be able to attend all the shows without exception.


In this effervescence, FARaway will not fail to make you travel far, in territories ablaze with questions. Without doubt the most beautiful of journeys…


dance / music / theatre / circus / young public / performance / projection / meeting …
imagined by la cartonnerie / césaré / la comédie / le frac / le manège / nova villa / l’opéra