Preljocaj’s choreography and John Cage’s music

Empty movesIt took ten years to choreographer Angelin Preljocaj to create his three-part dance show entitled Empty Moves.

With American composer John Cage’s Empty Words for soundtrack, the “Parts I, II & III” are now performed at the Théâtre de la Ville. For this choreography, Angelin Preljocaj was inspired by the musician’s performance of 1977, in which he interpreted Henry David Thoreau’s journal into a poetic oratory performance, turning words into sounds, emptying them of their meaning. The choreographer creates a mirror-like dialogue between dance and music and plays with the materiality of movements and their meaninglessness. Straight lines and fluidity interweave, putting feelings aside to better comprehend the essence of dance.





Empty Moves (Parts I, II & III), from February 17th to 28th 2015
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj
Musical performance by John Cage
Théâtre de la Ville
2, place du Châtelet
Paris 1er
Tél. : +33 (0)1 42 74 22 77

The toilette: a major artistic theme from the 15th century to nowadays

La ToiletteAfter the celebration of the 80th anniversary of its opening with two exhibitions on Impressionism, the Musée Marmottan Monet is exhibiting a selection of paintings around the themes of intimacy and the toilette.

Cleanliness rituals and the toilette have often been depicted by artists throughout the centuries, but this exhibition is the first one ever held on such a topic. The masterpieces gathered here are from the 15th century to nowadays: from Old Regime Europe to 19th century works, including Pierre Bonnard’s Post-Impressionist bathrooms paintings. For the occasion, nearly a hundred prestigious paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs and chronophotographs were lent by museums and art collectors from all over the world. Among other things: engravings by Dürer and Primatice, Georges de la Tour’s fantastic Woman Catching a Flee, works by François Boucher, Manet, Berthe Morisot, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec... All these works testify of the perception of intimacy at their time and of the evolution and modernisation of bathrooms.






La Toilette : Naissance de l’intime, from February 12th to July 5th 2015
Musée Marmottan Monet
2, rue Louis Boilly
Paris 16e
Tél. : +33 (0)1 44 96 50 33

Best places

Street Food Party: diner is ready!

Street food partySince January 16th, Paris is hosting the Street Food Party at the Loft du Louvre.

During three months – until April 18th – street food addicts will be delighted to discover the best of Parisian food trucks: Le Camion qui fume (burgers), Le Camion Bol (Bo buns) and Fish and Chic (fish and chips). At midnight and until dawn, the place turns into a nightclub, with animations and great DJs behind the turntables.

For those who want to improve their cooking skills, some culinary workshops will be organised with the participating chefs – and even some guests! A nice place where to eat and party with your friends.


Street Food Party, every weekend from January 16th to April 18th 2015
From 8pm to midnight: Street Food Part
From midnight to 5am: Clubbing.
Menus: from €25 to €30.



Loft du Louvre
66, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 29 50 52
Métro : Etienne Marcel (line 4) ou Louvre-Rivoli (line 1) (in french) 

L’Entrée des Artistes: Pigalle’s new cocktail bar

L'entrée des artistesNew trendy places are constantly flourishing in the Pigalle neighbourhood. Indeed, Fabien Lombardi and Edouard Vermynck have moved their cocktail bar from Oberkampf to Pigalle!

L’Entrée des Artistes Pigalle has quickly become a must go for the night birds of Paris, who can’t get enough of its New-York themed decor and its comfy Chesterfield chairs. The two-floor bar mainly offers rum and vodka-based cocktails. It is also possible to have dinner in this very cosy decor made of candles, exposed beams and exotic green plants. On the menu, some very refined dishes such as a veal carpaccio served with a haddock, cuttlefish, burnt eggplant and Thai sauce tapenade or leek and vinaigrette with mussels and buckwheat crisps. Later in the evening, a DJ takes control of the turntables and plays old records.

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6pm to 2am
Cocktails: between €13 and €14..


L’Entrée des Artistes Pigalle
30-32, rue Victor Massé, 75009 Paris
Métro : Pigalle (lines 2 et 12) ou Saint-Georges (line 12). 

Miss Banh-Mi: a one-way trip to Vietnam

Miss Bahn MiFabienne and Heidi, two long-time friends, chose the Montorgueil neighbourhood to open Miss Banh-Mi, a restaurant dedicated to the famous Franco-Vietnamese sandwich it is named after.

Open since January 29th, Miss Banh-Mi has nevertheless already made a name for itself: this girly restaurant participated in many trendy events such as the “We Love Green” and “Calvi on the Rocks” festivals and the Nüba club in Paris. It is now possible to enjoy this delicious dish in a lovely decor made of small round tables, a flower wall and a large counter. Various recipes are proposed, such as the Chicken supreme with candied lemon and five-spice powder, or the Marinated hanger steak with roasted peppercorn. Prepare for a culinary one-way trip to Vietnam!


Open Monday-Friday from noon to 2:30pm and from noon to 3:30pm on Saturdays.
Brunch served on Sundays from noon to 5pm.
Menu from €9.


Miss Banh-Mi
5, rue Mandar, 75 002 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)9 86 21 32 21
Métro : Etienne Marcel (line 4) ou Sentier (line 3).
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    Empty Moves, Parts I II III, chorégraphie Angelin Preljocaj © Jean-Claude Carbonne
    František Kupka, Le rouge à lèvres, 1908. Paris, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle, don d’Eugénia Kupka, 1963 © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Claude Planchet
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