‘La Vie En Rose‘ was the title of this year’s parade that kicked-off Lyon’s bi-annual Biennale De La Danse festival, and in creating a few hours on a Sunday afternoon where life certainly did take on a very rosy tint, the parade was hugely successful. It must have been. I found myself waxing lyrical during the finale of the parade, about what beauty can be created when people join forces, and how we have the ability to create so much positivity that can have a far reaching ripple effect, all professed amid an escalation of female soprano style singers, chanting ‘la vie en rose, la vie en rose‘, accompanied by two life size pink elephants spewing out (from their sky directed trunks) masses of shimmering pink and red confetti that filled the air around Lyon’s most elegant stately square; the lovely Place Bellecour (which, incidentally, is Europe’s largest pedestrian square, so the big pink elephant feat involved a staggering amount of pretty little confetti pieces). And that was just the finale of this year’s Biennale De La Danse parade! To view the whole parade, scroll down to the gallery below.
I’m a little bit sad that I will have to wait two years until the next Biennale De La Danse parade, but I’ve taken and stored a piece of the ‘La Vie En Rose’ message; a little tonic to add a rosy tint as summer comes to an end in our lovely Lyon. And the other good news: the Biennale De La Danse festival continues until the 3rd of October, so plenty of time to get your own little dose of inspiration from the many dance troupes gracing the city with their diverse artistic offerings. To see the full programme for the festival, visit the Biennale De La Danse Official Website. But for now, I leave you with a few impression from the afternoon where life in Lyon really was,’in pink’.
Article and Photography By Emma Muldoon
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