Ier Acte: Raising the curtain on diversity

3/20/2017 - Arts

Apart from the Front National, candidates compete for proposals to diversify access to art.

Current politicians, most of them right-wing, have spoken of Moliere in recent days. But if Valérie Pécresse and Laurent Wauquiez quoted the most popular theater man in France recently, it was in order to support their highly contested measure to limit hiring on construction sites to only French speakers. This polemic breaks out at the very moment that the presidential candidates are vying with proposals to foster diversity on stage and within the public realm - social, ethnic; diversity of bodies, narratives and languages ​​but also diversity of practices, amateurs, professionals, etc.