DO DISTURB Shakes Paris’ Cultural Scene

BY Katrina Kufer / Apr 19 2017 / 21:55 PM

The third edition of the non-stop dance, performance, theatre and music festival brings fresh commissions

DO DISTURB Shakes Paris’ Cultural Scene
Image courtesy Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Naama Tsabar. Untitled #1. From the Untitled (Double Face) performance series. 2016.

The broad-spectrum cultural festival at Paris’ experimental (and often late-night) space Palais de Tokyo returns for the third year under the curation of Vittoria Matarrese, Head of Curatorial Programming and Special Projects. Based on a series of dynamic collaborations with cultural partners from across the globe (such as MoMA PS1 and Tate Modern for its inaugural and second editions), this year Palais de Tokyo has invited multiple festivals to participate. Running non-stop day and night alongside the French institution’s independent festival programming featuring artists such as Rochdi Belgasmi, Pablo Tomek and creative collective BYOP (Bring Your Own Performance), with a special highlight in the form of Tori Wranes' Troll Chant, a special non-verbal voice technique and language the Norwegian vocalist employs, DO DISTURB lives up to its name by questioning the cross-disciplinary approaches to performance, engaging the public through atypical creative ventures and celebrating the re-evaluation of cultural production.

The collaborating festivals include:

TBA – Time Based Art Festival (USA), a forum for experimental performance, workshops and panels will present a work by Dorothée Munyaneza & Holland Andrews that will catalyse dialogue on contemporary culture.

Festival DDD – Dias Da Dança (Portugal), a dance festival noted for staging new works will feature Jonathan Uliel Saldanha.

Santarcangelo Festival (Italy), the pioneering Italian event dedicated to international performance in public spaces will feature projects by Silvia Gribaudi and Francesca Grilli that will redefine notions of the stage.

Actoral (France), an international festival for modern writing will highlight Miet Warlop, Thomas Mailandaer and Alexander Wantournhout.

Camping – CND Centre national de la danse (France), a platform for workshops will showcase Lorenzo De Angelis.

Nuits sonores (France), an outlet for innovative music presentations, has been given a carte blanche and will bring Calling Marian, Portable (live), Veronica Vasicka and Powell.

DO DISTURB Festival runs 21-23 April 2017 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Entrance to the fair will also provide access to the current exhibitions. For more information visit