Paris is getting a new temporary dance venue.
The team behind the much-loved venue Concrete are planning on opening a new space in the city, called Dehors Brut. The temporary venue will open at the end of the month (27 July) shortly after Concrete closes its doors on 21 July. Dehors Brut, run by promoters Suprize, will remain open for three months.
The new venture was announced yesterday (16 July) via Facebook. An online statement reads: “Since we have been forced to close Concrete, we did our best to compose a project that reflects our image and which can fill the void. Moreover, we tried to renew ourselves, to be faithful to the values we all share, while trying to go further.”
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In May, the organisers were ordered to vacate Concrete’s premises after the company that owns the barge – which houses the venue – refused to renew the club’s contract. A petition was launched to challenge the 15-day eviction notice, and Frédéric Hocquard, the Deputy Mayor of Paris, vocalised his support for Concrete. Despite this, the team were unable to prevent the club’s closure and confirmed in June that the venue had been forced to shut its doors permanently.