Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, in full agreement with Stéphane Le Foll, Mayor of Le Mans, approves the appointment of Virginie Boccard to the management of Les Quinconces-L'Espal, Le Mans national stage, on the unanimous proposal of the jury meeting on December 7, 2018.


Virginie Boccard offers a multidisciplinary and eclectic program focused on the promotion of today’s writings, whether it is dance, a discipline linked to the Quinconces-L'Espal, theatre, music, circus or visual arts, with particular attention to works that renew the usual patterns of representation.


The establishment of a European platform dedicated to new scenic and visual writings, articulated around support for creation, research and cultural action, attests to the intention of a constant dialogue between these three inseparable components of its proposal.


A joint circle of artists representative of these aesthetics, the Grand ensemble, will accompany Virginie Boccard in the implementation of her project that she wants to resonate with the city of Le Mans, the agglomeration and the whole department of Sarthe with this triple requirement to work in complementarity with the other cultural structures of the territory, in connection with the educational, social, associative and economic actors, to address all categories of population.


Since 2009, Virginie Boccard has been the director of the Scènes du Jura, a structure that won the national stage label in 2013. She was previously in charge of communications and public relations and then general secretary of the Creusot national scene. She will take up her duties on 15 April 2019.