Double the fun at Rotondes opening
(CS/dco) Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie on Saturday helped officially kick off the two-day programme celebrating the opening of the newly refurbished Rotondes – two former roundhouses that will serve as a cultural venue in the centre of the capital.
The roundhouses, built in 1875, were first used as a venue for music, theatre and the arts during the 2007 cultural year, with a mission to serve younger audiences in particular and offer entertainment off the beaten track.
The concept was so popular that the centre moved to Rue de l'Aciérie, where it became known as CarréRotondes, to allow for proper refurbishment of the site. After long delays, Saturday evening finally saw the first acts take to the stage during the two-day opening festivities.
Rotondes director Robert Garcia explained that the weekend programme was aimed to show a taste of all the things to come, including music, performing arts and more. Even the streets surrounding the roundhouses near the central train station in Bonnevoie were included in the line-up, for example with a special light show that made its way through the streets, projecting graffiti onto houses in the neighbourhood.
Another feature of the weekend – plenty of local artists. “We want to offer especially them a stage,” Garcia said. The party on Saturday night continued until the wee hours of Sunday, and the programme continues on the second day of the opening weekend.
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