Mr & Mrs Dream is back in Paris at the Grand Rex cinema from March 25 2015, and on tour in France, Belgium and Switzerland.


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Concept, choreography
and staging
Marie-Claude Pietragalla
and Julien Derouault

Freely inspired by the work of
Eugène Ionesco

New musical work
Laurent Garnier

Dassault Systèmes
The 3DExperience company

Dassault System team under the direction of
Mehdi Tayoubi

Conception and graphics
Gaël Perrin

Virtual reality design 
and technological implementation
Benoît Marini

Virtual reality development
Leïla Aït-Kaci

Johanna Hilaire and the kind participation of Julien Fournié

Running time 1:25

Mr & Mrs Dream

A new genre performance.

The amazing adventure of a couple Mr and Mrs Dream, draws the spectator into a world where the boundaries between reality and virtuality blend...

 M. et Mme Rêve / Marie-Claude Pietragalla - Photo Pascal Elliott
Mr & Mrs Dream / Marie-Claude Pietragalla - photo Pascal Elliott
Mr & Mrs Dream / Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Julien Derouault - photo Pascal Elliott
Mr & Mrs Dream / Marie-Claude Pietragalla - photo Pascal Elliott
Mr & Mrs Dream /  Julien Derouault - photo Pascal Elliott
Mr & Mrs Dream / Marie-Claude Pietragalla et Julien Derouault - photo Pascal Elliott

A choreo-cinematographic dream

Le Monde

It’s hallucinating

The Guardian

The projected visuals are stunning

The Stage

After the performance Marco Polo and its decor in 2D animation, the Théâtre du Corps Pietragalla-Derouault innovates with a new 3D dance performance by partnering with the world leader in 3D: Dassault Systèmes , The 3DExperience Company.

In this innovative concept, dance and 3D technology meet on stage and take the audience into a unique visual experience of a 3 dimensional virtual reality. Immersed in this virtual and interactive decor, everything becomes possible. Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault share their daydream at the crossroads of dance, theatre and illusion, where the real is twisted.

Mr & Mrs Dream, two characters who have escaped from the imagination of their author, Eugène Ionesco, wander through his plays like stages of their lives. They re-invent their lives, dream their love, meeting with reality momentarily.
This ground breaking and entertaining performance manifests before our eyes at the speed of a shooting star... Imagine dancing in the cosmos, swimming in a sea of words and watching rhinoceroses dancing, whilst discovering an incredible world that is yet familiar... You will be left with the desire to meet the two mysterious characters who emanate from the writers’ extraordinary mind and share their story.

Imagine using immersive virtual reality and the industrial simulation technology to develop a new stage-language that would extend our imagination. This has been achieved by meeting at the crossroads of art, science and technology with a creative and enthusiastic team of engineers from Dassault Systèmes. In less than a year they have jointly designed together with Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault a performance of a new genre, giving the look and feel of unreal virtuality. That which extends the potential of imagination. For the first time, projections on a surface of 200 m² shape an immersive imaginary world in symbiosis with the two dancers






The magic box


The Théâtre du Corps Pietragalla-Derouault is funded with the support of the DRAC île-de-France, the île-de-France region and the city of Alfortville

DRAC   Ville d'Alfortville



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