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Still from Sideways Rain │© Jean-Yves Genoud, courtesy of Le Montfort
Still from Sideways Rain │© Jean-Yves Genoud, courtesy of Le Montfort
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4 Unmissable Autumn Shows At Le Monfort In Paris

Picture of Paul McQueen
Updated: 20 December 2016
In a quiet corner of the 15th arrondissement, at the gates of the Parc Georges-Brassens, is Le Montfort, one of the hidden gems of Paris’ vibrant theater scene. The 456-seat playhouse, a hexagonal metallic pyramid designed by architect Claude Parent in 1989, is host to a variety of dramatic, dance, circus, and musical performances. We’ve cherry-picked four of the best shows from the autumn calendar to help you discover this amazing cultural venue.

Nobody

📅 September 21st – October 8th, 2016

Nobody is a combination of film and performance. Cyril Teste’s tense, darkly humorous piece is an original story that tells of managerial excesses and dehumanization in the workplace. Jean Personne is a consultant in corporate restructuring. He is intelligent, charismatic, self-assured, and a ruthless practitioner of benchmarking, tearing into companies at the other side of the world as if they were right next door. But it isn’t all fun and games at the office or at home for Jean, and this thrilling show is sure to stay with you long after you leave the theater.

Tickets are €10 to €28.

Chute!

📅 September 27th – October 8th, 2016

Chute! is a show built around the theme of falling. Two acrobats, the same size, weight, and age, interrogate what it is to fall. Their exploration of this basic question, as it transpires, is a miraculous mix of dance, circus performance, and humor. The Porte 27 company has been on the go since 2008, bringing together young circus artists, musicians, actors, and videographers. All of their pieces have a common thread: a desire to get to the bottom of an artistic idea and find out what we share and how.

Tickets are €8 to €25.

Sideways Rain

📅 November 3rd – November 10th, 2016

Sideways Rain, otherwise known as the art of transhumance, features fourteen dancers. They cross the stage, back and forth, driven on by an inexplicable desire to run. Their journey, and the fate that awaits them at its end, takes on universal, infinite proportions. The performance is a visual and physical metaphor for the brute force that animates all life. True to form, the Alias dance company, led by their Brazilian founder Guilherme Botelho, deliver a show that is a choreographic and artistic feat.

Tickets are €8 to €25.

Still from Sideways Rain │
Still from Sideways Rain │ | © Jean-Yves Genoud, courtesy of Le Montfort

Moi, Corinne Dadat

📅 November 18th – November 26th, 2016

Corinne Dadat is a woman whose opinions would leave some of the world’s financial and political experts speechless. She is also a maid. Moi, Corinne Dadat, of which she is the unrepentant star, is a living documentary poem. Nothing is held back in this performance, and it is sure to open your eyes and move you in ways you never expected. Director Mohamed El Khatib is a fresh voice in the world of French theater, and you’d be hard pushed to find a better show to check out this season than his.

Tickets are €8 to €25.