France: parade marks the opening of "Utopia" festival in Lille

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Flying fish and psychedelic finned horses: a fantastic parade evoking the links between Man and the living transformed the center of Lille into a zany menagerie on Saturday night, on the occasion of the launch of the Lille 3000 festival, under the theme "Utopia". Behind a huge wooden puppet with human features skilfully animated, Alice in Wonderland rabbits paraded on an electro music, a bedridden dodo, seahorses and all kinds of chimeras. They were escorted by hundreds of musicians and dancers, and hundreds of thousands of spectators. Since then, every three years, Lille organizes with the support of many patrons a thematic festival, bringing together many events, including contemporary art, in the main institutions of the city, with echoes beyond, on the public highway or in schools. The 2022 edition, which includes 145 creations and multiple events in Lille and the region.

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