From May 6-10, 2014, the Leu Tempo Festival will fill the streets of Saint-Leu on Reunion Island with acrobatics, music, theater, circus, comedy, dance, and poetry. It will be an event for all tastes and will culminate in a parade through the streets of the city.
With “leu tiger” as the emblem of the festival, the 2014 Leu Tempo Festival will dig in its claws to achieve its goals of supporting Reunion Island culture and offering the public performances they can devour.
The 2014 Festival program will offer no fewer than 19 shows and 8 free concerts throughout the city of Saint-Leu. There will be acrobatic displays at the Ravine des Cabris, humor on stage K, entertainment for children and adults in Kour Lekol, street performances in the city center, dance acts on the waterfront, poetry that one can comfortably listen to with eyes closed in a deckchair, and concerts in the village. And this year, festivities are also taking place in new locations, along with the traditional “FET dann somin” on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
The Leu Tempo Festival portrays a different vision with popular performing arts. The organizers demonstrated a clear desire to show the island’s culture in all its forms through this event, offering a window to the island’s art in all its innovative quality and imaginative forms.
For five days, Saint-Leu on Reunion Island will vibrate to the tempo of this festival!
In the late 80s, Baguett and Chandra Pelle create the Tempo Festival which later became known as the Leu Tempo Festival. Initially, it was devoted to puppetry, and eventually became the rendezvous point in the month of May for many major performing arts events of the Indian Ocean. The festival has continued to enjoy its growing success and has become “the” event showcasing Reunion Island’s cultural landscape.