Do Disturb! The art festival by Paris Palais de Tokyo

DO DISTURB! On April 6, 7 and 8, 2018, 50 artists will invade Paris Palais de Tokyo. All weekend long, dance, music and sculpture performances towards the contemporary creation and its most varied aspects (arts, dance, music), the festival invites six major cultural institutions and many artists to come and present their craziest performances.

Every year, the huge Palais de Tokyo holds its festival DO DISTURB. Dance, music, drama… on April 6, 7 and 8, 2018, come to the Palais de Tokyo at anytime and you will discover performing international artists.

If, for the first edition of DO DISTURB, Palais de Tokyo was opened for 72 hours straight to welcome enthusiasts at any time, this year, it will close at midnight to let performers getting ready…

Speaking of guests, in 2018, Palais de Tokyo relies on the dynamism of: Alice Pons, Olivia Reschofsky, Zsofia Paczolay (Moha Project), Andrés Aizicovitch, Diamètre, Dance On Ensemble, Fatima Al-Banawi, Florence Peake, Future Ladies Of Wrestling (F.L.O.W.), Gabrielle Goliath, Guilherme Peters, Jérôme Violent, Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Kubra Khademi, Louise Siffert, Luca Pozzi…

Selection of the DO DISTURB performances 2018:
(full program online – in French)

  • Performance Marching Band Paris Project, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Friday at 6 p.m.
    First transatlantic marching band, created in Seine-Saint-Denis, the Marching Band Paris Project gathers a marching trans community. Trained in modern dance, Frédéric Nauczyciel takes pictures, makes movies and performs.

  • Institut d’Esthétique, 2018
    Institut d’Esthétique takes over one of the largest area in Palais de Tokyo and offers over fifteen “beauty treatments” booth. Manicure, sauna, snail treatments or haircuts, Institut d’Esthétique offers moments as relaxing as disturbing.

  • Echo, Nils Bech and Ida Ekblad, 2017
    ECHO is a performance staging songs from the Nils Bech’s latest album while interacting with Ida Ekblad’s new sculptural works.

  • Kumo, Romain Lalire, 2011
    KUMO (meaning cloud in Japanese) is a zero-gravity performance. The almost ghostly movement disturbs and carries away. Mime and dance and magic join forces.

  • This is your Day, Louise Siffert, 2017
    Louise Siffert explore motivating speeches methods and strategies, from personal development to wellbeing.

  • Escola sem Partido, Guilherme Peters, 2017
    The performance echoes restrictive measures harming Men’s rights, established during the coup in 2016 in Brazil. Attached to a hanging bunch of logs, symbolizing the fascist control, Guilherme Peters fights to move on to a school blackboard.

  • Dance On Ensemble, Centre National de la Danse, 2017
    DANCE ON emphases 40-year old dancers’ artistic excellence whose experience, charisma and dramatic strength are to be experience on stage.

And for nightwalkers, The Store x The Vinyl Factory will take over the Yoyo for a DanceHall night, a crazy night with Cécilia Bengolea, accompanied by DJ The Heatwave and Equiknoxx ft. Shanique Marie, BG Dancers, Erika Miyauchi and Black Eagle Dancers.

For the festival, Palais de Tokyo exhibitions are accessible for free. Perfect to discover Lords of War in Japan by George Henry Longly and the installation “L’un et l’Autre” by Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 26 March 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 April 2018 to 7 April 2018



    13, avenue du président Wilson
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna" ou Alma-Marceau"

    festival + expos, -26 ans, chômeurs : 12 €
    festival + expos: 15 €
    Nuit au Yoyo: 20 €
    festival + expos + nuit au yoyo: 30 €

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website

    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search