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Métagore majeure


theatre performance




How is it possible to be a feminist and to like rapper Booba’s texts? Pauline Desmarets and Olivia Smets wave their contradictions like a flag as they take us on a whimsical, cheeky, oddball journey featuring baroque music and dirty punchlines. 


Without ever imposing a single point of view, the duo focuses on our schizophrenic ambivalence with regard to music, violence, vulgarity and power games. They raise questions of misogyny, censorship and transgression, always with a touch of humour. They are warriors disguised as duchesses in period costume, taking their revenge, creating a corrosive friction between delicate lace and filthy language. They take us into a chaotic, multi-facetted world to experience Booba’s shifting, provocative, explosive poetry. Their hybrid world combines codes and systems in order to lure us in, to surprise us, to collide with us and (why not?) to intoxicate us with heat, smoke and blood-red light. They are supercharged women who love the poetry and incandescence of rap.


In co-production with Lieux publics, national center and European pole of creation for public space

Practical information

2022 edition

Duration 1 h 


Recommended for ages 14 and up 

Where ?
Cité des Arts de la Rue

225, avenue Ibrahim-Ali, 15e 
tél. 04 13 25 77 13 / 

• Metro - 2 stop Capitaine Gèze 

• Bus - 30 stop Cité des Arts de la Rue 

 Parking on site 


Price 10€

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©Édouard Outters



Création 2021 l Conception et interprétation Pauline Desmarets, Olivia Smets Direction artistique Olivia Smets Direction de production Pauline Desmarets Co-conception et regard extérieur Clémentine Colpin Création sonore et régie Noé Voisard en collaboration avec Clément Braive Dramaturgie Diane Fourdrignier Régie plateau Thomas Xhignesse Costumes Cinzia Derom Lumières Filippo Cavinato, Raphaël Noël


Production Compagnie Canicule ; Mars – Mons arts de la scène (BE)  Coproduction Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ; Les Tombées de la Nuit (Rennes) ; Latitude 50 - Pôle des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue (Marchin, BE) ; Le Manège Maubeuge - Scène Nationale transfrontalière Soutien Théâtre des Doms (Avignon) ; Théâtre de l’Ancre (Charleroi, BE) ; Festival de Liège / Factory (BE) ; la Fabrique de Théâtre (Frameries, BE) Soutien La Cocof - Commission communautaire française (Bruxelles)



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