Le Bal Lumière

Le Bal Lumière
Le Bal Lumière © Brice Robert
Thursday 8, Friday 9 & Saturday 10: 8 p.m. to midnight
Sunday 11: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In a  nutshell

Do you love to dance? Come and experience a Festival of Lights like no other for one wild night!

How do you get with the groove in a heartbeat?

1- Walk along the river Saône, arrive at Les Subsistances.

2- Enjoy the atmosphere and stay for as long as you can! Artists from all genres feature in this four-night festival with a conscience: a no-holds-barred, joyous, colourful, and rhythmic line-up. Firstly, Nicolas Paolozzi, architect and light designer, takes over the vast, beautiful glass roof and sets the scene with his modular installations.


On December 8 and 9, the members of Ateliers des Artistes en Exil show up with dancers and musicians to initiate the audience into 'sapology', the art of snappy dressing. "Sapés comme jamais" is an audacious piece which encompasses parody, Congolese rumba, and outfits that are the height of sophistication. Watch out for an explosion of colours.


On December 10 and 11, it's time for Collectif A/R to harness the magic of this venue. In close collaboration with Nicolas Paolozzi, they give us "Shake Shake Shake": a night flight featuring 13 contemporary dancers and 6 percussionists from the Conservatoire where dance, live music, and light come together. Movement, physicality, soul, light: the Subs are pulling out all the stops! 

Did you know?


The Kraken of Les SUBS who you have met and grown to love, who has sparked your imagination with educational workshops, the Kraken who has astonished you with his spectacular tentacles... the Kraken is leaving home after drawing in the crowds for months! A new life in a new place awaits this creature – and Les SUBS will soon be welcoming another installation, on a theme which concerns us all: water.


With the participation :

• Students of Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse
• AfroMundo
• Douada Nganga
• Les Tambours de Brazza
• Mass Bintsamu Massamba

Collective L'Atelier des Artistes en Exil Collectif A/R Nicolas Paolozzi

Production Les Subs

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