History of the Théâtre du Corps

Le Chien qui fume


The Théâtre du Corps is for the first time at Avignon Off Festival of at the theatre le Chien qui fume, showcasing two works, To be or to appear and The Chairs?.


Grand Rex Paris


The Théâtre du Corps produces Mr & Mrs Dream in Paris at the Grand Rex cinema from the 12 to 22 March. The show is a great success and is extended till 29 March, followed by a tour in main French cities.


The Palace Paris


Temptation of Eve opens at the mythic Palace Theatre in Paris for almost 2 months and is followed by a tour of France. This show celebrates its 100th performance in 2011.


Zénith of Toulouse


Marco Polo  tours in France (Lyon, Nantes, Dijon, Montpellier, Toulouse, Lille ...) and Switzerland (Geneva).  


Square San Marco Venice


The company produces Marco Polo at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. After Poland, Switzerland, Marco Polo is showcased in Italy with two exceptional outdoor performances on San Marco Square in Venice.


The company sets its office and studios in Bagnolet (Seine Saint-Denis) next to Paris


Making of the solo Temptation of Eve for Marie-Claude Pietragalla, followed by a residence at the theatre Avant-Seine in Colombes and the MAC of Sallaumines. 


Beijing New Opera


Sade, theatre of madmen is showcased in Paris at the Espace Cardin.


Pierre Cardin commands a major ballet to the company on the theme of Marco Polo for the Beijing Olympics. L'Avant-Seine of Colombes (direction Marc Lesage) hosts the Compagnie Pietragalla - Derouault in residence. Marco Polo makes its world première on the stage of the new Beijing Opera for the Olympics and tours China for more than six weeks (Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhongshan).


Meeting with Pierre Cardin


Fashion designer Pierre Cardin commissioned the choreographers to create a work about the life and works of the Marquis de Sade for his 2007 Lacoste festival: Sade, of The Theatre of madmen, presented on this same stage where Sade himself performed his own plays.


The company's studio moves to Saint-Ouen and remains in residence at at the cultural center of Arques Balavoine.


National Theatre of Belgrade


The company produces  Human Conditions at the Palais des Sports in Paris and the Zénith in Lille.


The two choreographers are invited by the National Theatre of Belgrade to choreograph  Fleurs d'Automne.




The company takes residence at the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin (direction Michel Sala). The company produces in Paris its first show Remember... opening at the Mogador theatre.


Touring in Japan with Remember me...


Partnership with the Nord Pas de Calais Region for 3 years. Making of Human conditions for the 100 years commemoration of the mine disaster of Courrières.


Esplanade of Singapore


Making of Remember..., an intimate duo staring Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault, presented in Joué les Tours, Espace Malraux (Directed by Jean-Louis Dumont) for the first time.


Ivresse with the Gypsy band Arbat .


Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Julien Derouault are invited by the Singapore Dance Theatre to choreograph Noces and Rite of Spring, showcased in the Singapore Dance Festival.



The Théâtre du Corps Pietragalla-Derouault is funded with the support of the DRAC île-de-France as l'aide au projet de création.




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