Watch & Act

Performance cycle around the exhibition
From Thursday March 21 to Thursday April 25, 2019 - 8 PM

Brésil, Salvador de Bahia, 2014, Scene #4117

What can the body do towards images ? Does the body allow the expression of a thought overcoming one elaborated by the eye ?

Willing to interrogate the relation between watching and acting, and as an extension of the exhibition, LE BAL invites six artists (choreographers, dancers,performers) to create an innovative work whose starting point, image-document, is playing the role of generator. In the exhibition space, each of the six plays presented will highlight the body agency, opening a dialogue between two understandings’ systems of reality. Bodys crossed by history will become as well «the site» of repressed memories as the expression of historical unthoughts.
From visual arts to living arts, the goal will be to open the stage to dialogue, or even confrontation, leaving no other choice to the public than «taking a stance».

With :
- Afshin Ghaffarian, iranian dancer and choregrapher
- Rabih Mroué, lebanese artist and stage director
- Dorothée Munyaneza, british and rwandanese actress, singer, dancer and choregrapher
- Laurent Pichaud, french dancer, performer and choregrapher
- Alexandre Roccoli, french choregrapher and actor
- YOURS, French collective

The cycle Watch and Act is coordinated by Christine Vidal, co-director of LE BAL, and Julie Héraut.



Alex Majoli


February 22 - April 28, 2019

What is escaping from the light ?

Two days of reflection coordinated by Corinne Rondeau

Thursday March 14 and Thursday April 18 - 8 PM


Alexandre Roccoli

Thursday April 11, 2019 - 8 PM



Thursday April 5, 2019 - 8PM

Point(s) de fuite

Afshin Ghaffarian

Thursday April 4, 2019 - 8 PM

Par la mer

Dorothée Munyaneza

Thursday March 28, 2019 - 8 PM

Sand in the Eyes

Rabih Mroué

Thursday March 21, 2019 - 8 PM

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