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BIPOD 2022 | 18th Edition

In cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung and Relais Culture Europe

In solidarity with the dance scene in Lebanon

5 – 7 May | Lyon | In partnership with Les Subs & CND à Lyon

25 – 29 May | Beirut | In collaboration with Sursock Museum and Théâtre Béryte

Program streamed live on

This 18th edition of BIPOD proposes a program of performances, videos, discussions, debates, experiences and conversations, in Lyon and in Beirut, around the thematic of #cultural_disobedience.

Disobey why, disobey to do what, and how to disobey?

Opening a debate on culture in relation to several artistic, social and political concerns is urgent today. How can culture intervene and engage in the social and the political without losing its dynamism and its artistic values. How many cultural dynamics reflect a scene of inclusion and equality. What does it mean to be an artist? A programmer? And what does it also mean to be an "active" audience and why? There seems to be a vital artistic and curatorial need to rethink our approaches to culture and to question current operating dynamics. Our aspiration is to explore how inspiring ideas, materialized in theatres, festivals, companies and collectives, can continue to rejuvenate, revitalize and serve their innovative goals.

We would be delighted to have you with us, to share these moments and highlight the many inspiring thoughts of this edition.

Program at les Subs: Click here Program at CN D Lyon: click here Streamed program on