This 2023 production by Sylvain Groud, Françoise Pétrovitch and Hervé Plumet, premieres on 17 November 2023 at the KLAP - Maison pour la Dance in Marseille and will subsequently embark on a national tour in 2023-2024.

Des Chimères dans la Tête is the fruit of a partnership between the choreographer Sylvain Groud, the artist Françoise Pétrovitch and audio-visual designer Hervé Plumet. Following on from Adolescent, created in 2019 in co-operation with the Ballet du Nord, CCN and Vous !, this show marks the second collaboration between the French artist and the choreographer.

This performance, combining dance with the visual arts, invites the audience to immerse itself in the unfathomable imagination of a child, laid bare and exalted through the medium of dance, where creatures from a fantastical bestiary frolic freely around. Will they somehow manage to escape the frame that endeavors to keep them under control?

Performance dates

17.11 - Marseille, KLAP (première)⁠
23.11>25.11 - Paris, La Villette⁠
29.11>01.12 - Lille, Le Grand Bleu⁠
07.12>09.12 - Angoulême, Théâtre d'Angoulême, Scène Nationale⁠
15.12>16.12 - Valenciennes, Le Phénix, Scène Nationale⁠

12>13.01 - Lens, Musée du Louvre-Lens
18>19.01 - Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Le Trident, Scène Nationale
01>03.02 - Malakoff, Théâtre 71, Scène Nationale
08>10.02 - Argenteuil, Le Figuier Blanc
09.04 - Pont-Audemer, L'Eclat
23>27.04 - Sartrouville, Théâtre de Sartrouville, CDN

Conception: Sylvain Groud, Françoise Pétrovitch, Hervé Plumel
Choreograpy: Sylvain Groud
Design and costumes: Françoise Pétrovitch
Music, video design: Hervé Plumet
Lighting: Michaël Dez
Costumes and accessories: Chrystel Zingiro and Élise Dulac, assisted by Rachel Oulad El Mjahid and Capucine Desoomer
Technical direction: Robert Pereira
Stage management: Maxime Bérenguer
Sound direction: Rémi Malcou
Performers: Quentin Baguet or Julien-Henri Vu Van Dung, Charline Raveloson, Salomé Van Quekelberghe
Assistant choreographer: Lauriane Madelaine
Produced by: Ballet du Nord – Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix Hauts-de-France
Supported by: KLAP – Maison pour la Dance in Marseille.