“MUTANT STAGE”

Mutant Stage is a series of choreographed short films produced by Lafayette Anticipation, Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette during the renovation of its building.

Throughout the works, and until the public opening of Lafayette Anticipation in 2017, the building at 9 rue du Plâtre will be the object of an investigation into its own mutation, as the evolving architecture is measured over the months through the in situ encounters of directors and performers. 

Mutant Stage is part of the pre-launch programme, which is open to emerging scenes in performance and contemporary dance. 

Each shoot is the opportunity for a different encounter, initiated by Lafayette Anticipation, Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, with the curators Amélie Couillaud and Dimitri Chamblas, for setting bodies and matter in motion.

Thus Mutant Stage pulses both within the building and beyond, into the centre of the city. The title of the project is inspired by an expression of Rem Koolhaas’ which encapsulates both the essence of performative architecture and the commitment of the institution to the hybridisation of art and life.

Each film in the collection, shaped by the visual vocabulary of dance, cinema and architecture, is at once a unique and multiple object. In this way, 9 rue du Plâtre remains a space for invitation and experimentation, a building in motion.