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Avignon Festival Director Vincent Baudriller visits Japan
  After having its very existence threatened by the performance art workers (intermittent) strike in 2003, the world famous Avignon Festival of the arts returned to a highly successful 2004 holding under the direction of Vincent Baudriller, who assumed the post of general artistic director for the Festival in 2002, while still in his thirties. At the invitation of the Japan Foundation, Mr. Baudriller visited Japan for the first time, along with the Avignon Festival’s assistant director, Hortense Archambault, from November 6 to 14 for an introduction to the contemporary Japanese performing arts scene. Interviews of Mr. Baudriller and Ms. Archambault will appear on this website in Febrary.