La Femme Qui Danse


New work

September 2019

One-woman show
Marie-Claude Pietragalla

Staging and choreography
Marie-Claude Pietragalla
and Julien Derouault

Unpublished text
Marie-Claude Pietragalla

Tchaikovsky - Stravinsky - Olafur Arnalds - Charles Adam - Georges Bizet - Julia Kent

Running time 1:10



A co-production with

La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Création Musicale

Espace Carpeaux | Courbevoie

Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont


The Dancing Women

« The dancing women... I’ve seen her working in the studio every day, hanging at the barre, stretching her body and making it the instrument of both our imagination and choreographic works.

Marie-Claude Pietragalla showcases an unpreceded introspective work by disclosing the unspeakable of her profession and her Art. She is guide and witness, muse and creator, actress and dancer. She shares her encounters and moment of dance by diving into her psychic and organic memory.

For Pietra, orality in the choreographic art is essential. Here, she blends her legacy and the memory of her body. She is the author of an unpublished text, pure expression of her own thoughts, feelings, experience and sources of inspiration. Defining herself as a dancing woman, in confidence, Pietra opens herself up to deliver what constitutes a path of life. »

Julien Derouault

The dancing women: 40 years on stage

La Femme Qui Danse

I am a dancing animal, an incarnated and disembodied being who moves according to an inner rhythm, a musical breath, an enlightened consciousness.


« My artistic encounters and choreographic works have expanded my field of possibilities. The 40 years I lived on stage, multiplying choreographic experiences, influences and aesthetics, have inspired my personal work as creator: The Theatre of the body.

For 15 years now, the Théâtre du Corps has been a creative space based on the theatricality of the movement in conjunction with choreographer Julien Derouault. The work has been an endless study of the dramaturgy and the complexity of the human being subconscious. The very true essence of our work is a matter of bringing out through the moving body, the very essence that constitutes us. From conscious to unconscious, the work is gigantic. It questions our relationship with time, our intimacy and the others.

Here, we explore the fusion between dance and theatre, the resonance of the gesture towards the verb and vice versa. To connect words to the body, and to blend those two forms of vital expression, is how the show was born, in confidence, in an intimate relationship with the art of Dance, revealing an "other self" : the deep part of our unconscious, the mysteries and questions of our own existence.»

Marie-Claude Pietragalla


La Muse en circuit - Wilfried Wendlin -  Photo Pascal Elliott


The Muse en Circuit, National Centre of Musical Creation, has for three decades been developing many new multidisciplinary approaches.

Director and composers Wilfried Wendling looks at this collaboration with the Theatre du Corps as a new polymorphic object, a promise for a new kind of aesthetic opening.

There are multiple dualities between music and new technologies, music and dance, but the project transfers this multiplicity and creates an opportunity for the performer to become the instruments of his own music.

La Muse en circuit


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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