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Join us in January!
A highly-charged edition of BIS!
Originally created by La Scène magazine, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the BIS has become “the” gathering dedicated to the world of live performance and culture. It is recognised as the must-attend event, unequaled internationally.
Theater, dance, music, street performance, circus arts… every two years, the industry meets in Nantes to collectively promote the live performing arts, debate and exchange, and examine noteworthy practices and experiences in the artistic and cultural sector.
This year, the BIS will once more feature numerous debates and workshops, in addition to the exhibitors who continue to value this event. Together, we will explore new horizons on the state of a sector which is now, more than ever, facing major challenges: changes in cultural budgets, public policy and local laws; new legislation regarding intellectual property (la loi Création); irregular performance schedules… and the next presidential election on the horizon.
We are expecting high-energy debates, intense and engaged in the most important issues in the sector!
Also, take advantage of this unique opportunity to build your network and make new connections for future sharing. It will be our great pleasure to welcome you to Nantes in January.
The Jazz barge throw the anchor !
The cluster " Le Jazz est LA" is a combination of jazz musiciens from Nantes and Loire-Atlantique who wants to develop collective actions trought common thoughts.
Musicians, broadcasters, teaching, production and support structures, as well as the media invites you to the BIS for meetings on various topic, but also for concerts and informal meetings at their stand or in their barge moored near the Nantes events center !
Horror, fear and sadness
Friday, November 13, 2015, the world of performing arts and it’s audience were targeted by terrible terrorist acts. It is with sadness that the BIS team share the pain of families, friends, childrens and relatives of the victimes.
Specials thoughts for the Bataclan team, Nous productions, Astérios and Alias.
The culture, the show and the music are valuable assets. We must continue to make them live. There is no doubt that the tragic events will be a major issue at the next BIS. The cultural world has been attacked. Never giving up !
Meet the production companies
They are playing a more and more significant role in the arts landscape. Production companies will gather in Nantes for the BIS.
Wednesday January 20, explore questions related to production and artist support within France and across Europe. Professional development, production processes, territorial identity, support for artistic projects… In a constantly-changing environment, conversations and perspectives with an eye on innovation.
In collaboration with the Onda (French office for contemporary performing arts ciruclation)
The «G21» of professional associations
Professional associations will be at the forefront the BIS 2016. Theater, music, dance, street and circus arts, puppetry, national theater centers (CDNs), national dance centers (CCN), national and publicly-supported theaters…
For the first time, 20 professional associations representing the field of the performing arts will gather for a national meeting.
At BIS and nowhere else!