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Rara Woulib

Rara Woulib is made up of people from different backgrounds (social workers, cooks, medical personnel, musicians, construction workers, technicians, etc.) with a range of different areas of expertise. It has an original creative approach, exploring the boundaries of society, reinventing the creative process for each work, and constantly expanding the performance space. It brings theatre into the city: connected to local residents, it includes work on the Greek chorus that reveals the bodies and voices of ordinary citizens, their explosive power and their fragile balance.


Project team


Julien Marchaisseau: Cie Rara Woulib. Director, designer of art projects in public space. Hybridisation between theatre, music, song, dance, installations, emerging urban practices, public celebrations           and collective rituals, alternative approaches. Human theatre.
Adrien Maufay: Cie Rara Woulib. Spatial designer and set designer for compagnie Rara Woulib. Multi-disciplinary, oblique approaches connecting poetry and technology. Takes part in the design, construction and implementation of all the company’s projects in public space.
François Duconseille: artist, scenographer, teacher at HEAR, Strasbourg, , joint leader of Play>Urban. . Along with JChristophe Lanquetin, he is also joint leader of Scénos Urbaines:
Jean-Christophe Lanquetin
: artist, scenographer, teacher at HEAR, Strasbourg, joint leader of Play>Urban. Stage and urban space, non-European contexts (Africa, the Arab world, Caribbean, etc.); theory and practice. Joint leader of Scénos Urbaines with F. Duconseille:
Jerome Plaza: La Friche la Belle de Mai. A leading specialist in regulatory issues fascinated by art in public space. Technical director of Chalon dans la Rue, Marseille Provence 2013 – cultural capital of Europe -, and since 2016 of La Friche la Belle de Mai. Trainer and consultant on various cultural events.
Melio Lanuzel: compagnie Rara Woulib. Video maker and creator of digital infrastructure. Through research at Aix-Marseille University, studies the relationship between artistic forms and connected digital processes.


Research team
Abdoumaliq Simone, Urbanist, University of Sheffield, research fellow at Max Planck Institute (Berlin), visiting professor of sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
Philippe Pujol
: journalist, writer, screenwriter. Awarded the Prix Albert-Londres in 2014 for his series of articles “Quartiers shit” on the Quartiers Nord in Marseille. Works on working-class districts and people on the margins of societies who tell universal stories.

Tunisian artists:

- Bochra Triki: Artist and activist; joint founder of the feminist association CHOUF, leader of the Choftouhonna Festival. She ran the podcast programme within the investigative journal Inkifada, and is actively involved in “Le Contre-Musée sur les Libertés Individuelles” (The Counter-Museum of Individual Freedoms).

- Essia Jaibi: Director, dramaturge actively involved in “Le Contre-Musée sur les Libertés Individuelles”, she focused her academic research on the interaction between art and society. Since 2018 she has taught a foundation course in urban psychoanalysis at the Human and Social Sciences faculty at the University of Tunis. Her latest creation Métamorphose#2 - L'Art Rue ( was broadcast as part of the Dream Performance Digital World programme run by L’ART RUE.

Artists from Royaume des Fleurs, Mayotte

Eric Androa Mindre Kolo, (Rd Congo), Artist, performer, urban space, poetry and politics. Co-curator of the exhibition Kinshasa Chroniques, Cité de l’Architecture, Paris, 2021. Lives in Strasbourg.
Sello Pesa
, dancer, choreographer (South Africa), founder of the Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theater, Johannesburg. Has a highly committed approach to dance theatre in urban contexts.


Édition 2019 Édition 2021 Édition 2022

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