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The Palace


A research space where creation is the result of the meeting between intuition, art and the world.  


If I was in charge of building a Palace… And if I had the choice, do you know what I would do?

I would like everything to exist in this empty space in reverse. 

There would be a common place, a project, made of all particular places. There would be no other mirror than the identity of the Other. We wouldn't hear about the moment. Conversation would replace dialectic and encounter would be reciprocity. 

The past, the present, the future, times that coexist. No linearity. 

The choice of polyphony a quest for the perfect resolution of diversities, insufficient in themselves in their only specificity. 

In each wall we would build a door. Literary texts, music, meaning, would strike there to enter social volcanoes. Their memory would then become creolized with the added value of conditions and experiences. 

The paradox and the light born of the revolt would illuminate the story and make a future door appear to the eyes that listen to it.

All you have to do is open it.


References :  

The Tempest, W. Shakespeare.

Michel Foucault, the society of the discipline

Edouard Glissant, the All-World


At the opera: By rewriting historical musical materials working mainly to adapt the dramaturgy and the place of the spectator to engage him in the story through contemporary resonances.


  • The rewriting of the life of Elizabeth I with regard to transgenerational therapy with Bastarda, according to Donizetti, scheduled for 2023 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie

  • A study of sleep disorders at APHP, for Macbeth by Verdi, created in 2016 for La Monnaie and Teatr Wielki in Poznan.


The paradox


Engage those who would doubtless never have had to meet.



The tension that animates the Palace is that of the apparent paradox of artistic creation at an international level and the gratuity of cultural gestures in contexts of integration and therapy.  


Acting on this paradox consists in bringing together in a theatrical and musical project artists and groups of excellence, one or more works of art and the added values of the passage through the fundamental places of society and by those who live them: the hospital, school, prison, age, and exclusions.  


It is above all a question of advancing as a researcher: the theatrical project follows an intuition, a postulate, then, foraging and pollinator, then directs both to unknown fields, collects and, by the juxtaposition of elements, transforms and becomes creation.  


A creation to which neither logic nor morality can apply since it is only a response to what the world tells us.  


References :  

Gilles Deleuze, The Anti-Oedipe.

Byung-Chul Han , The Fatigue Society

Jérôme Baschet, Undoing the tyranny of the present


In musical theater:  


  • WATCH 2024, mixed writing triptych, generated by writing workshops in hospital, school, prison, Samu Social, nursing home and theater, with the aim of establishing through experience a inventory and a projection of the fundamental establishments of the company.


WATCH - VOYAGES DIVERS (book 1) was created in 2019-20 with the Orchester de chambre de Paris at the MC93, performed by inmates of the Meaux Penitentiary Center.


  • Its outcome would lie in meetings on these questions in parallel with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, bringing together international specialists, with regard to the presentation of the triptych.




When listening to the unsaid finally allows us to respond to the world.  


The artistic forms created by Paradox Palace are a replica, a societal and theatrical response:  


  • To the presentism and the urgency which deny or museify the past and try to make innovation the palliative of a future which seems impossible and anxiety-provoking. 

  • In isolation by the same, as much of the uncontrollable algorithms, of the permanent mirrors of virtual panoptics, as of the comfort of the inter-self of the elites as well as the excluded. 

  • To the rejection of opacity and the obligation of truth, directness, information, content at all costs. To set it against the tale, the story and the form.

  • To violence, both certainties, judgments of extremes, and totalitarian peace of the powerful through uniformity.

  • In the temptation of a culture which could only welcome in nobility or visit in colonial, but could not join the common place, would not risk the confrontation.





Tension is positive energy when it finds expression.


Confronting and confronting the artistic idea with society is a way of being engaged.

Confronting works with writings external to art makes the heritage of the past eminently contemporary. 

Confronting artists under the most extreme conditions and making them witnesses and facilitators can shift the pure artistic approach and individual and political issues. 

Confronting the specificities of creation unites them in a project and reverses the paradigm of cultural action by considering the conditions as added value. 


- Training : 

by setting up workshops for professionals or amateurs in order to allow them to tell their story or their project.


- e-workshop of the Geneva Competition in 2020


- "Singer and camera" workshop, University of Music, Geneva, in 2021


- In publishing: by creating alternative media to the show to generate a rhizome around the theater and generate a mix of audiences.  


- In project: the production of a disc book with illustrator Jean Lecointre on  by Jacques Offenbach, with the Palazetto Bru Zane.



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