LIEU d'ÊTRE - Place of Existence (project presentation)

On March 14 and March 16, 2019, the French group COMPAGNIE ACTE will present its project "LIEU d'ÉTRE" - a choreographic manifesto for housing projects, large cities and utopias. 

The French company COMPAGNIE ACTE has described its project "LIEU d’ÊTRE" as a choreographic manifesto for housing projects, large cities & utopias.

"LIEU d’ÊTRE" (“A Place for Existing”) is an unusual performance in a Plovdiv quarter that will take place in May and June 2019. It will feature a mediator-guided preliminary study of the area which will have taken place a year earlier; the selection of a specific location (apartment block); a public discussion; and the involvement of local residents to take part in the show. Professional dancers and choreographers will lure non-professional “participants” – in three weeks of training and rehearsals they will also be part of the show, and more than 40 families will welcome the visiting artists.

The presentation of the project will take place on March 14 at 20:00 and March 16 at 18:00.

Where: Student dorms of Medical University - Plovdiv (Tsarevets 2, block 1). - March 14, 2019 (Facebook event HERE.) Programme: 

20:00 Welcome, presentation of danced excerpts,
20:15 Documentary film "PLACE TO BE"
20:45 Meeting with the artists and presentation of the project.
21:00 Friendship toast

             Hristo Smirnenski district, Plovdiv Municipality - West Region (1 Vechernitza Str.) - March 16, 2019 at 18:00 (Facebook event HERE.)

"LIEU d’ÊTRE" transforms our idea of the city and its inhabitants

"LIEU d’ÊTRE" moves up the everyday city environment and changes our daily way of looking at it – the project presents an audience who is are walking towards a meeting place, dancers on the balconies, aerial ballet on the building's facade. LIEU d’ÊTRE is a nomadic creation for the cities, exemplifying the histories of inhabited places. Apart from the show, the goal is to recreate an non-traditional geography of the city through the union of professional dancers and inhabitants of the same urban space, all merging into a collective art experience.

© Frederic Pfisterer

Find more about COMPAGNIE ACTE and "LIEU d’ÊTRE" at -

Plovdiv Medical University‘s Student Residence Halls will be turned into a stage of aerial dance



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