Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
10 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015


Palais de Tokyo announces the first edition of its new performance festival: DO DISTURB. Non-stop festival with 60 events: concerts, performances, video projections and more.

For this first edition, Palais de Tokyo has invited guest contributions from MoMA PS1Tate ModernMatadero MadridCentre 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.

With: 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 Cveji?, 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

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During the festival, the entrance ticket to DO DISTURB also provides entrance to the current exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo.



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



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