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Wim Vandekeybus

In Spite of Wishing and Wanting

From 28 June to 2 July
Danny Willems

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au 01 40 03 75 75 du lundi au samedi de 10h30 à 19h30

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à la folie information-billetterie 7 jours sur 7 de 10h30 à 19h30


Full Price 32 €

Reduced rate* 26 €

Carte Villette* 20 €

Youth Card* 20 €

Benefits claimants and pensioners 20 €

Under 12 years old 12 €
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Pour les moins de 26 ans


Access Porte de Pantin :
Metro : Ligne 5
Bus : Ligne 75,151
Tram : Ligne T3b
Car Park "Cité des Sciences" - PML please call 01 40 03 75 75


From June 28th to July 2nd
Wednesday to Saturday at 8.30pm
Sunday at 5pm

Duration : 100 min

After the critically acclaimed Speak Low if You Speak Love, which signaled the return of the Flemish choreographer, Wim Vandekeybus comes back to La Villette with In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, a reinterpretation of his forceful 1999 show. → with the Théâtre de la Ville

The show

In an incandescent and raw world without women, twelve men grapple with their sex drives. A pack of humans, full of rage and furor latch onto each other to better understand what keeps them alive. Already a cross between dance and martial arts, the stage turns into sparring grounds, wrestling, clutching, and several disturbingly sensual pas de deux.

In Spite of Wishing and Wanting is also a short film shot with new protagonists. Its depth of field shatters screens. Its sound pumps sanguine rhythms thanks to David Byrne (Talking Heads). Once again, Wim Vandekeybus is walking the tight wire of desire over a steamy, sulfurous abyss that has now become his hallmark.

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