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April 2016

May 17: Circus Show as fundraiser for FP-UA

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The Alliance Française de Manille, together with the Embassy of France to the Philippines and SM Aura Premier, present « A Nonsense Story », a circus show performed by the Open Ticket Collective from France.

The one night performance in Manila will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier.

Ticket prices are Php 1,000 for Orchestra seats, and Php 600 for Balcony seats. Half of the proceeds from tickets sold via FP-UA will go to the projects of the Foundation and will serve to build disaster-resilient houses and creating livelihood for the victims of typhoon Haiyan.

For more information and to reserve your ticket, please contact Clementine Turgeon at or (02) 831 6374 to 77 loc. 109.

Donnot hesitate to invite your family, friends, colleagues, employees, partners to this unique French event which will contribute to rebuilding the lives of typhoon victims.

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 « A nonsense story », by the collective Open Ticket

The artists who let us explore their show called “A nonsense story”, come from the ENACR (National School of Circus Arts of Rosny-Sous-Bois).

Their collective “Open Ticket” represents an extraordinary cultural wealth, thanks to the numerous nationalities of the artists. “A nonsense story” is their third show, after “Babel”, created in August 2013, and “Aluzzz”, created in July 2014. It is directed by Voleak Ung, a young Cambodian flyer.

The show tells us the story of 7 performers, who will make you travel in a magical land where the circus, the dance and the theater answer themselves to provide a complete work of art. The characters gradually transform themselves and the public feels drawn into a rich storyline, like the Hitchcock’s films of the 1930s.

The performers for the Manila show are:
 Dimitri Rizzelo, Anaïs Albisetti, Voleak Ung, Cathrine Lundsgaard Nielsen, Pedro Alfeu Almeida Sá Marques Consciência, Vincent Brière, Lucas Struna.

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Cocktail at the French Ambassador’s residence in honour of FP-UA

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On April 12 2016, the French Ambassador, H.E. Thierry Mathou, and his wife hosted a cocktail in honour of the Foundation France Philippines-United Action. The guests included French and Filipino companies, NGO representatives and the Senator Christophe-André Frassa who was visiting Manila.

The FP-UA Foundation was presented at this occasion by its President, Philippe Gauthier, and the programs for 2016 were launched. This year, the Foundation will focus on finishing its third French village in Bogo City, North of Cebu. It is a village including 46 disaster-resilient houses and a multi-purpose center. It will benefit more than 200 people who until now live in extremely precarious conditions and in zones highly at risk during typhoons. The Foundation would also like to extend the scope of projects it supports to issues such as children welfare, livelihood and health.

In the words of the French Ambassador: “FP-UA is unique because it is a symbol of French solidarity that seeks to link two usually-separate words: the business and humanitarian communities.”

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