Cultural outings in Lyon not to be missed from January 19 to 25

Until January 21. Sophia Aram turns on the antivax and the conspirators

Sophia Aram
Sophia Aram. © Square

We may say that politics makes our world, what is certain is that it makes Sophia Aram’s shows. With her many hats as an actress, humorist and radio columnist, she now attacks antivax, yellow vests, conspirators and “decerebrate” in her fifth and new show, The world after.

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With a dark and sharp humor, Sophia Aram promises to ignite Le Rideau Rouge for her new one-woman-show. In a confrontation with the public, this latest opus has fun ridiculing the subjects that mark the news by underlining in marker the “craziness” of our time. Halfway between seriousness and sarcasm, The world after will be controversial, and certainly caustic.

The world after. One-woman-show by Sophia Aram and Benoît Cambillard.
From January 17 to 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rideau Rouge, Lyon 4e.
Prices. From 24 euros.

January 20. The Lyonnais pop trio Avions (re)releases its album

airplanes music
Aircraft group. © DR

Their names are Luc, Simon and Anthony and they’ve been buzzing in our headphones for a while now. Their delicate dilapidated pop, played at full throttle, or just laid on a bed of saturated guitars, would hit any Guided by Voices fan. But maybe you missed their previous adventures — and unfortunately you wouldn’t be the only ones — the power trio from Lyon who had the misfortune to land their excellent second EP on March 20, 2020, right before the limelight went out.

What a pity because this 5 For Nacho was (already) a real marvel… We can’t advise you too much to give it a listen. It lasts 15 minutes and it would be an ideal preamble to listening to the new album released a few weeks ago and which will have the happiness of being the subject of a little party, just to ward off fate and immediately land on stage. So there’s no time to be silly, we jump on the first skate that comes along and we ride for 35 minutes, in the golden age of “indie rock”. .

“Release Party” planes.
Friday January 20 at 8 p.m. at Marché Gare, Lyon 2e Confluence.
Prices. From 4 to 5 euros.

January 21. Niels Arestrup as a Toboggan virtuoso

Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup. © Cecile Nieszawer

A monster of theater and cinema, Niels Arestrup arrives at the Toboggan for an evening both on stage and on screen. Appointment is made at the end of the afternoon for a meeting with the actor on the occasion of the preview screening of the film Entertainment by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, in theaters on January 25: in 1995, in Seine-Saint-Denis, Zahia (Oulaya Amamra), 17, of Algerian origin, dreams of becoming a conductor and begins the crazy project to create his own musical ensemble.

We then continue for the second part of the evening with 88 times infinity where, alongside François Berléand in the role of Philippe, bookbinder, Niels Arestrup plays Andrew, a world-famous pianist. The two actors become, for the duration of a play, two brothers that everything seems to oppose. In flesh and bone and in two roles on the same evening, we are satisfied.

Entertainment and 88 times infinitycarte blanche to Niels Arestrup.
Saturday January 21 from 5:30 p.m. (play at 8:30 p.m.) at the Toboggan, Décines-Charpieu.
Prices. From 38 euros and 5.50 euros per cinema ticket on presentation of the theater ticket.

From January 20 to 1er february. Cecil B. DeMille at the Lyon Opera

Cecil B. DeMille Lyon Opera
Cecil B. DeMille. © Monica Rittershaus

Do you also like opera because it’s a total spectacle? You will be served. After a Tannhauser grandiose in SF version to open the season, here is Rossini’s little-known French grand opera, with great arias, choruses and even ballet, all sketched by a director as intelligent as he is mischievous. To my left, therefore, migrants in search of the Promised Land embarked by Cecil B. DeMille’s Moses in a red cape and pilgrim’s staff. To my right, the sanitized desks and screens of an arrogant and indifferent Western model.

The score is superb, the singers too, and the brand new musical director Daniele Rustioni halo of sound Awards 2022 of the best conductor of the year conducts all the Italian music he loves. The tableau of consumers lining up on the beach looking only at the sun in the face of praying migrants is a model of satirical intelligence, worthy of a picture by Martin Parr. Great lively music, a good conductor and a mischievous director, it’s time to return to the opera!

Moses and Pharaoh, by Rossini. Musical direction Daniele Rustioni. Directed by Tobias Kratzer.
From Friday 20 January to Wednesday 1er February at 8 p.m. (Sun 4 p.m.) at the Opéra de Lyon, Lyon 1er.
Prices. From 10 to 110 euros.

From January 25 to 27. The Miser in Oullins

The Miser Oullins Theater
The Miser, by Benoît Lambert. © Sonia Barcet

Misunderstandings, disasters caused by money: The Miser de Molière marked history with his ridiculousness. Today revisited by Benoît Lambert, the play returns to the stage of the Renaissance theater in Oullins to the tunes of a hilarious and timeless fable. This time, the embittered old man comes to life in the guise of Emmanuel Vérité and reveals a more brittle selfishness than ever.

The Miser. By Benoit Lambert.
From Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 January at 8 p.m. at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins.
Prices. From 7 to 25 euros. From 12 years old.

Until February 25. An exhibition on the motif in Vénissieux

On the pattern
On the pattern. © B. Adilon

The motif, a very particular concept, which nine artists from all over France each presented in their own way at the Center d’art de Vénissieux. Connected by the same concept — of ornament, repetition and geometry — these artists exhibit in the form of videos, sculptures, paintings, wallpapers and even ceramics. Several universes for a single concept that is both abstract and very simple: the pattern.

On the patterncollective exhibition.
From Wednesday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until February 25 at the Center d’art Madeleine-Lambert, Vénissieux.
Free admission, guided tour open to all every Saturday at 4 p.m.

Andie Arnaud, Laure Cazet, Luc Hernandez and Alexandre Queneau

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