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12-15 Apr 2023

Francois Chaignaud Akaji Maro


© Laurent Philippe
© Laurent Philippe

Associate Artist

The meeting of two artists with whimsical, baroque and refined universes, who explore unusual spaces and the creatures that inhabit them.

Akaji Maro, Japanese, soon turning 80, legendary pioneer of butoh. And François Chaignaud, French, not yet 40, the enfant terrible of contemporary dance. From different generations and cultures, these two indomitable stage beasts nevertheless share deep affinities, in particular a taste for transvestism and a sense of surpassing oneself. Conceived as a cross portrait, GOLD SHOWER brings them together for a duet that defies all categories. Intimately linked (sometimes literally), more or less clothed, bodies and faces (re)modelled relentlessly, they move from one posture and emotion to another, competing in extravagance - each in their own special way. Over the course of eight wildly inventive tableaux, an exhilarating erotic-burlesque ritual is performed, shrouded in an insidious perfume of subversion.

Jérôme Provençal

full price 39 €

Over 65-year-olds 34 €

18 to 27-year-olds 14 €

Under 18-year-olds 12 €

Jobseekers 17 €

Welfare recipients 8 €

People with sensory disabilities (on accommodated performances) 23 €

Groups starting from 10 people 25 €



Pass liberté 27 €

Pass liberté jeune 12 €

+1 person under 28 YO 12 €
If i suscribed to a Pass liberté jeune and the person with me is also under 28, her-his seat is free thanks to the patronage of Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France​.

+ 1 person over 28 YO 27 €