Do Disturb! The art festival by Paris Palais de Tokyo

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 12 April 2019 at 00h45
DO DISTURB! This 3-day event - April 12 to 14, 2019 - will see 50 artists invading Paris Palais de Tokyo. All weekend long, dance, music and sculpture performances towards the contemporary creation and its most varied aspects.

Every year, the huge Palais de Tokyo holds its festival DO DISTURB. Dance, music, drama… on April 12, 13 and 14, 2019, 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 2019, Palais de Tokyo relies on the dynamism of: Jimmy Beauquesne, Mehdi Besnainou, Melanie Bonajo, Claude Cattelain, Mercedes Dassy, Matty Davis & Ben Gould, Dewey Dell, Ophélie Demurger, Lacey Dorn, Hoël Duret, Caz Egelie, Arthur Eskenazi, Ingri Fiksdal, Gery Georgieva, Miles Greenberg, Kristin Helgebostad, I FIGLI DI MARLA, Jacopo Jenna, Nile Koetting, La Horde, Reza Mirabi, Catarina Miranda, Delphine Roche, Koichiro Tamura...

Selection of the DO DISTURB performances 2019:
(full program online – in French)

  • Diorama - Ingri Fiksdal

For Do Disturb, Ingri Fiksdal readapts Diorama - a series of performances likely to take place in natural and urban lanscapes. Here, the artist uses choreography as a filter to create a new space and time. Iridescent adornments and the anonymous dancers' slow movement come to disturb our perception of the place where they move. They underline time passing by.

  • But tomorrow never came - Jimmy Beauquesne

Jimmy Beauquesne's work is fed by his daily visits to image banks, fan forums, social networks... that he disturbs then through drawing, sculpting and installation. For the Palais de Tokyo and the festival, the artist invites tarologists to come and discreetly take over some of the common places. Then, they will do both public and private readings, relying on card sets made by the artist, mixing symbols of tarot and pop figures.

  • Enter the Palmtree show - Mehdi Besnainou

Mehdi Besnainou's work is interdisciplinary. Painting, drawing, video, music, singin... He often happens to mix all of them during his performances. His work asks about the socio-political, cultural or even philosophical issues. For Do Disturb, he presents "Enter the Palmtree show" reminding us of the American late-night TV shows. This fake show tells about the news with mockery, alternating pre-produced interviews and live appearances - sometimes improvised - with the audience.

  • Cheers - Kristin Hegelbostad

Former teenage cheerleader, Kristin Hegelbostad goes back in time with CHEERS! an analysis of the movement in cheerleading. This performance led by six dancers and a carillonist celebrates the energy of the group and invites to take action.

  • CULTES - La Horde

Interdisciplinary group (LA) HORDE created by three artists offers to introduce dance to amateurs, teenagers and seniors from all backgrounds. Their universe uses pop culture as much as Michel Foucault, uses jumpstyle and post-internet dance. It claims universality and horizontality like a whole generation.

  • Dirty Movies & XO - Harley Swedler

Dirty Movies is a collection of about a hundre video clips shot all over the world where Harley Swedler - inspired by the youth's invicibility - sings famous tunes in play back. The architect, designer and artist also presents XO, a "kissing booth" interrogating the transactional nature of the affection and the perceptions of the intimacy in the public area.

And for night-owls, Brooke Candy, Dustin Muchuvitz, Violeta West & December take over the Yoyo for a night held by Boiler Room, a London-based project launched in 2010 and organizing intimate DJ sets live on the Internet.

All along the festival, Palais de Tokyo exhibitions will be open for free.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 12 April 2019 to 14 April 2019



    13, avenue du président Wilson
    75116 Paris 16

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

    Tarif réduit: €12
    Plein tarif: €15
    Nuit au Yoyo: €20

    Recommended age
    For all

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    Vendredi 12 avril de 18h à minuit, samedi 13 avril de 16h à minuit, dimanche 14 avril de 14h à 18h. La nuit du 13 avril de 23h à 6h au YOYO.

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