Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

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Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, the center of the world (used to live in front of it). This concert hall and space for cultural and other events, has been around since 1886. A former hydroelectric power plant, and the place where the jet d’eau was born, today it hosts ballets, concerts, theater, dance, etc. An example of a few events that are coming up: Swan Lake, Hamlet, Carmen and Scheherazade, King Lear, and Kabuki.

Program: http://www.bfm.ch/en/program/

 

Cinema Update, 11 October

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Out this week:

Mon Roi (schedule | trailer)
Looks like a very intense movie.

Le Fils de Saul (schedule | trailer)

Timbuktu (trailer | schedule)

Iranien (trailer | schedule)

Une jeunesse allemande – documentary (schedule & trailer)

La Glace et le Ciel – documentary (schedule & trailer)

From last week:

Lamb (schedule | trailer)

Belle Familles (schedule | trailer)

Irrational Man (schedule | trailer)

Dheepan (schedule | trailer)

Fatima (schedule & trailer)

Mustang (schedule | trailer)

Marguerite (schedule | trailer)

Anime Nere (schedule | trailer)

Documentaries

Horizontes / Horizons (schedule | trailer)

Swing Jazz at Les Volontaires from 19h30

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The “Lost in Swing” quartet will be playing tonight at Les Volontaires (26, rue de la Coulouvrenière) from 19h30. Concert starts at 19h30, is free, and the first drink you order will be 2 CHF extra to cover for the band.

There should be people dancing given the huge following swing has in Geneva.

Check out their videos. Enjoy!

“Les Nuits du Monde” music festival, 5 – 15 November

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“Les Nuits du Monde” is a music festival that brings music and dance from around the world to Geneva. This year’s event will present artists from Central Asia and the silk route. This is an opportunity to discover music and dance from Azerbaijan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Ürümchi (Xinjiang in Chinese), Uzbekistan, Georgia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.

Dancing classes are also on offer, such as Uighur dance on Sunday the 15th of November.

Festival is organized by Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie (ADEM) and till take place at Alhambra (10 rue de la Rôtisserie).

Links: [full program + tickets]

Update: Cinema Update: 14 October

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Update: A few new movies just added.

Irrational Man (schedule | trailer)

Lamb (schedule | trailer)

Casse-tête chinois (schedule | trailer)

Dheepan (schedule | trailer)

Belle Familles (schedule | trailer)

Les Deux Amis (schedule | trailer)

Marguerite (schedule | trailer)

Mustang (schedule | trailer)

En Quete de Sens (Documentary | schedule | trailer)

A few interesting movies that are coming to Geneva on Wednesday:

Anime Nere (schedule | trailer)

La Isla Mínima (schedule | trailer)

Fatima (schedule & trailer)

Le Premier Maître (1965) (schedule | trailer not available)

Documentaries

Horizontes / Horizons (schedule | trailer)

3 super “écoutes au vert” evenings at Bains des Pâquis (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 19h)

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The really awesome Geneva event known as “écoutes au vert” is taking over Bains des Pâquis. Here is the program:

Tuesday @ 19h

Wednesday @ 19h

Thursday @ 19h

Check out the event on Facebook [link]. Big thanks to Cobeia Shares from écoutes au vert.