March 30, 2015 - Palais de Tokyo - DO DISTURB
March 30, 2015


April 10–12, 2015

Palais de Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris

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Non-stop festival with 60 events: concerts, performances, video projections and more

Palais de Tokyo is pleased to announce the first edition of its new performance festival: DO DISTURB.

For this first edition, Palais de Tokyo has invited guest contributions from MoMA PS1, Tate Modern, Matadero Madrid, Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP, Paris),  49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine and Berghain (Berlin), which have partaken in curating the festival.

Alongside the weekly programme of performances at Palais de Tokyo, DO DISTURB will be held annually. It strives to become a unique gathering fostering intense debate on the multiplicity of approaches in performance and aspires to become a novel stimulating event for the public.

Starting at 6pm on Friday, April 10, both at night and during the day, 70 international artists will take over Palais de Tokyo until 8pm on Sunday, April 12. At the crossroads between dance, music, video and performance, they will provide an insight into contemporary forms of the performing arts, breaking down barriers between artistic disciplines and pushing boundaries. The programme features new creations, works being premiered in France and unmissable performances.

DO DISTURB sets out to change proportions, shake up accepted practices and upset the norm. It is about challenging attitudes, tricking and shifting mindsets, but also just playing with the codes because it is meant to be a moment of sheer pleasure, sensation and celebration. 

The excitement begins right at the entrance to Palais de Tokyo, and continues on through the night with two events. On Friday, April 10—DJ sets by Julie Tippex. On Saturday, April 11—Berghain’s first off-site event at Palais de Tokyo.

Lucas Abela, Saâdane Afif, Helena Almeida, Meryll Ampe, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Jean Philippe Basello, Oliver Beer, Jérôme Bel, Neil Beloufa, Julien Bismuth, Pierre Bismuth, Pablo Bronstein, Tania Bruguera, Olivier Cadiot, Boris Charmatz, Mathis Collins, Elena Costelian, Jocelyn Cottencin, David Crespo, Bojana Cvejić, Charles de Meaux, Jochen Dehn, Christine de Smedt, Julie Desprairies, Liu Ding, Harrell Fletcher, FREAKS freearchitects, Enrico Gaido, Marco Godoy, Alexandra Guillot, David Helbich, Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice, Anne Imhof, Joan Jonas, Anne Kawala, Ragnar Kjartansson, Aung Ko, Meiro Koizumi, Romain Kronenberg, Pascale Le Berre, Le Brothers, Adam Linder, Daniel Linehan, Los Torreznos, Cristina Lucas, Alastair MacLennan, Loreto Martinez Troncoso, Louise Narboni, Hajnal Nemeth, Selma & Sofiane Ouissi, Duncan Pinhas, Julien Prévieux, Angels Ribé, Emily Roysdon, Gaëtan Rusquet, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Denis Savary, Nora Schultz, Marinella Senatore, Mårten Spångberg, Cally Spooner, Lionel Suarez, Stéphane Thidet, Su-Mei Tse, Nasan Tur, Nicoline van Harskamp, Vestoj, Maya Watanabe, Lee Wen, Andrée Weschler, and Julie Tippex with Zombie Zombie, Stéréo Total, Patrick Vidal

Chief curator: Vittoria Matarrese, Head of Cultural Programming and Special Projects at Palais de Tokyo.
Full programme and tickets at

During the festival, the entrance ticket to DO DISTURB also provides entrance to the current exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo:
At the Edge of the Worlds
The Usage of Forms
Secret Archipelago
Takis, Magnetic fields
Bouchra Khalili, Foreign Office
Bruno Botella
Jonathan Martin
Isabelle Cornaro (intervention on the building)
Tatiana Wolska (intervention on the building)

Friday, April 10 from 6pm to midnight + DJ set from 10:30pm to 2:30am
Saturday, April 11 from noon to midnight +DJ set from 11pm to 6am
Sunday, April 12 from noon to 8pm

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