Photos © Stéphane Perche. Casoar /Lafayette Anticipations

MUTANT STAGE 7, "Cloud Chasers"

Throughout this exploration of smoke sculptures created by cloud chasers, (LA)HORDE seeks to give shape to a latent moment within the Fondation’s transition.

The smoke occupies the building’s space with a volatile and magical aesthetic, exploring its potential to welcome artworks and creative projects in development. It bears witness to a space in transition, whose shapes are not yet defined.

The cloud chasers, a new generation of smokers, embody an active expectation which gives rise to an artistic exploration. Their poses in the space emphasise that the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette already exists, and that pieces are created within it.

This film wishes to be a surprising and unexpected response to Lafayette Anticipation’ commission, offering a radical gesture stemming from an alternative examination of dance and spaces for creation.


(LA)HORDE is composed of three artist-directors:
Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel.

A heterarchical structure, in which interrelation and cooperation between members is favoured akin to bottom-up structures.

Its field of action is directed toward exchange and questioning the codes of various artistic disciplines, namely in the realms of performance and contemporary art. As such, (LA)HORDE’s repertoire is multiform and, since 2011, has developed choreographic pieces, installations, films and performances.

the mutant stage project

Mutant Stage is a series of choreographed short films initiated by Amélie Couillard and Dimitri Chamblas, and produced by Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette during the renovation of its 9 rue du Plâtre building between 2015 to 2018. 

Throughout the renovation conducted by OMA and Rem Koolhaas, and until the public opening of the Fondation at the beginning of 2018, the 9 rue du Plâtre building is the object of an investigation into its own mutation. The evolving architecture is measured over the months by in situ encounters between directors and performers. Each shoot serves the opportunity for a different encounter that sets bodies and matter into motion, breathing life into the changing building. 


Amélie Couillaud and Dimitri Chamblas initiate and produce projects in cooperation with artists from various fields, particularly from the field of choreography, to displace the usual spaces of dance and bring together multiple partners, not just at the conception stage, but also during production and distribution.

A series curated and produced by Amélie Couillaud et Dimitri Chamblas

A film series by Lafayette Anticipation – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
Shot on location as part of its building renovation project.

Mutant Stage 7
A film by (LA)HORDE, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel

With Jakub Moravec, Jakub Sonnek, Michal Zdražil and Aymeric Barraban, Patrick Bedué, Julien Berrebi, Elodie Clairin, Céline Fantino, Tristan Gac, Gabriel Keslassy, Adrian Mabileau, Julian Saint-Hilaire

First assistant director:                    Héloïse Lesimple                                   Second assistant director:                    Louis Kiock                                            Stylism :                                                  Lily Sato, "Bleu de costume", design by Jean-Luc Moulène, produced by BHV Sound design:                                     Pierre Aviat                                    Director of photography:
Kanamé Onoyama
First assistant camera:
Jodie Arnoux                                     Second assistant camera:
Antoine Vie, Sylvain Chaux         Steadicamer:                                Guillaume Quilichini                                Gaffer:                                                     Perrine Lauras                                          Grip:                                                             Paul Ghafoorian                                      Sound recording:                                  Silvino Guarda Becerra
Firm Studio / Manuel Béard                 Post-production manager:                      Lisa Barbier                                         Editing:                                           Edouard Mailaender
Arthur Boisseau                                    Colour grading:                                      Bertrand Duval
"Defeat", by OKLou                                    Sound mix:                                                  Studio 64

Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation Galeries Lafayette wishes to thank: OMA, Data, Citynove, Artelia

With special thanks to: Jean-Luc Moulène, Le Plombier Volant, VANTAGE, TSF, Transpalux, Flam&co, la MPAA Broussais, Euro Costumes, John Kôôl, Quentin Kôôl

🎞 Mutant Stage 9, by Lukas Dhont with Jan Martens

🎞 Mutant Stage 8, by Xavier Veilhan with Marie-Agnès Gillot and Dimitri Chamblas

🎞 Mutant Stage 7, "Cloud Chasers", by (LA)HORDE [Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel] with Jakub Moravec, Jakub Sonnek and Michal Zdražil

🎞 Mutant Stage 6, "Cavern", by Frédéric Lebain and Grégoire Pédron with Manuela Carneiro and Keem S-Martinez 

🎞 Mutant Stage 5, "Cavern", by Louise Hémon with Alix Eynaudi and Matthieu Barbin  

🎞 Mutant Stage 4, Korovod, by Olga Dukhovnaya et Konstantin Lipatov, with Amalia Alba, Florence Casanave, Olga Dukhovnaya, Lisa Miramond, Annabelle Pirlot

🎞 Mutant Stage 3, by and with Benjamin Millepied

🎞 Mutant Stage 2, by Elen Usdin with Jung-Ae Kim

🎞 Mutant Stage 1, by Wendy Morgan with Volmir Cordeiro and Pauline Simon