Overview —Paris, France 2023

Join us in Paris, France this summer. Our fifth international exchange of Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion is a unique opportunity to advance the art of cabaret, to be inspired by fellow artists, and to create an intimate connection with audiences.

General information

Every day offers cultural exchanges, and a chance to make friends and professional acquaintances who are passionate about singing and cabaret.

  • CONFERENCE: Master classes and round tables for professionals and passionate amateurs who wish to further develop their art, with coaches in English and French (August 28-August 31)
  • FESTIVAL: Participating in the first Chicago-Paris Cabaret Connexion Festival—five nights in five venues (August 31-September 4).
  • FESTIVAL PREVIEW OPTIONS include a side-trip to Dordogne (Josephine Baker’s chateau and concert, August 25-27), a visit to the Cabaret Lapin Agile show (August 29) and à la carte participation in jam session-encounters to get a taste of the festival (August 28 and 30).

Connexion Registration fees cover :

  • Four days of round table discussions, workshops and master classes (each morning and afternoon)
  • Festival attendance for five evenings of cabaret concerts, including full-course dinner-shows (excluding cash bar)
  • Bal Mouffetard street ball, open mic and dancing
  • English translators

Registration fees

  • Standard $1200 for the entire Conference & Festival “Connexion passport”
  • Advance Registration $1050, a discount of $150, if received by June 1, 2023.
  • Tourist by Day/Fan by Night — $700 for traveling companions who are not participating in the conference, attendance at all Festival events including full-course dinner shows.
  • Principal Performer/Teacher — $500 is a reduced rate for many of our Festival performers and master teachers.
  • Optional two-day trip to Dordogne — $600 is all-inclusive of train, local transport, meals, lodging, museums and events.

Online Registration begins now at cabaretconnexion.org/RSVP2023.

  • The registration form invites you to become a Patron by making an additional financial donation.
  • Scholarships will be offered depending on the generosity of our Patrons and the availability of professional development grants. Do not hesitate to request assistance if need be.
  • Travel to Paris, housing and personal expenses are not included with registration.
  • Hotel Design Sorbonne is our conference headquarters and a group of rooms has been reserved, first come first serve. Registrants staying there will be invoiced separately to cover their room costs. (Approximately $113 per night for double occupancy and $181 for single, breakfasts included.)
  • A number of private homestays are being offered to those who need cheaper housing.

Cabaret Connexion (Paris), the French association responsible for the CABARET CONNEXION FESTIVAL collaborates with the Chicago-based NFP Working In Concert to host the Cabaret Connexion 2023 Conference in Paris.

Contact Claudia at 773-509-9360 or claudia at workinginconcert.org with additional questions or concerns.