The 3rd edition of „The Night of the Voyage at the end of the Arts and the Worlds „, festival of Arts and Interculturality created in 2007 and organized by the Association “Arts-Worlds-Cultures” (Laura Petrache and Yannick Le Guern) will take place from May 21st until June 14th in Pantin, the small Brooklyn – 21th district – France.
The festival has, this year, for theme „United towards Renewal” and is placed under the patronage of the French National Commission for UNESCO, of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO, the Mona Bismarck American Center and benefits from the support of Pantin City.
The objectives of the festival:
* Promote the values of citizenship, solidarity, transmission, live together and especially build together in a common frame, that of the republican values.
* Gather and create links between the populations of all the districts and any socio-professional or cultural category in a common event and in a production of collectives – common works: the walls of renewal.
* Create intercultural links and synergies, this year between 3 guest countries: the Romanian, French and American cultures.
This festival joins completely the values and the philosophy of the UNESCO which allow to improve human relationships on a daily basis, the humanist reflection on the evolution of the world.
The «Nuit des arts et des mondes» Festival is an intercultural exhibit of living cultural heritage. Free to the public, each Festival typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Initiated in 2007, the Festival has become a national model of a research-based presentation of contemporary living cultural and intercultural traditions. Over the years, it has brought thousands of musicians, artists, performers, craftspeople, workers, cooks, storytellers and others in order to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and aesthetics that embody the creative vitality of community-based traditions and languages.
Usually divided into programs featuring a nation, region, state, or theme, the Festival has featured exemplary tradition bearers from more than 25 nations. The Festival generally includes daily and evening programs of music, song, dance, celebratory performance, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling, illustrations of workers’ culture, and narrative sessions for discussing cultural issues.
The Festival is an exercise in cultural democracy, in which cultural practitioners speak for themselves, with each other, and to the public. The Festival encourages visitors to participate — to learn, sing, dance, eat traditional foods and converse with people presented in the Festival program.