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French Spring

The days are getting longer, the flowers are starting to bloom, spring has sprung, and the French are here to celebrate this new lease of life! The nation synonymous with style and romance will not be holding back on this celebration of French Spring in Kyiv


French Spring in Kyiv
30 March – 25 April

Supported by the Institut Français, this month-long festival running throughout April will showcase the very best of French language, art, cinema, music and literature. The festival also aims to promote the relationship between France and Ukraine’s rich cultures and how beautifully they can fuse together.

A Transcendental Expression of Spring

Festivities begin on 30 March right in the heart of the city with a night of breathtaking performances from air-celestial art company Transe Express with musical accompaniment. The company’s history runs over four decades and their talent and success have taken them around the world, from Europe’s biggest music festival Sziget in Budapest, to Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

Taking place on Sofiivska Square, with the artists not only at ground level but also suspended in the sky above, spectators will be truly immersed in the enchantment of the performance. Themes of the display include the classic florals of spring, interpreted through giant illuminated flowers, intertwined with elements of industrialisation and fantasy. Of course, no truly French performance would be complete without homage to a great 17th century literary giant, and the man of the hour tonight will be Jules Verne!


Don’t miss out on these amazing events while French Spring is in Kyiv!

Opening performance from Transe Express
30 March at 20.30
Sofiivska Square

Lithographs by Abel Pann
2-15 April
Institut Français of Ukraine (Olesia Honchara 84)

French cinema premiers
4-9 April
Kinoteatr Kyiv (V Vasylkivska 19)

Music from La damnation de Faust
9 April
National Opera of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)

Conference on the design and conception of window displays
10 April at 15.30
Vsi Svoi (Khreschatyk 27)

François Alu – Star of Paris Opera Ballet
14 April
National Opera of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)

Meeting with Sylvie Granotier (writer)
17 April
Dim MK (Khmelnytskoho 59b)

Concert by Two Clowns (Circus)
19-20 April
Theatre in Podil (Andriivskiy Uzviz 20)

Art installation from the collective ALIS
From 20 April
Hryshko National Botanical Garden


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