Gérard Violette passed away on September 24th, 2014.
We feel a profound sadness.
During 40 years, Gérard Violette worked relentlessly to go on the Théâtre de la Ville a major multidisciplinary arts house in Paris, in France and in the world.
From 1968 till 1985, he was general administrator beside Jean Mercure. He participates in the opening of the Théâtre de la Ville, where he contributes to the development of an innovative artistic and cultural project.
Appointed director in 1985, he never stopped favoring the creation, revealing new talents and accompanying in a exceptional way artists of the whole world, choreographers, film directors, musicians, by having the constant concern of the public.
We want to greet and to thank this committed visionary, attentive man and enthusiast, builder always close to the artists and to his team, burning activist of the innovative public, real service without whom the Parisian cultural life would be probably not that it is today.
For those who would like to send us a testimony, an e-mail address was created to collect them :
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and the team of Théâtre de la Ville