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Continuous theatre for a creative city
David Calder

1999, the city of Nantes relocated its annual Summer Festival from the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany to the former slipways and metal shops of Dubigeon. The covered slipway on which workers once assembled top-secret submarines for the French Navy became the music festival’s largest stage. When asked if he was shocked to see his place of work become a concert venue, former shipyard worker Gérard Tripoteau replied: On the contrary, it warms the heart to see the people of Nantes appropriating the site. When these were the shipyards, they didn’t come here, they just

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space