My place in society does not allow me to play Russian roulette, to open a casino, to carry on a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, to dress myself out of a fashion magazine, to wear sneakers Made in China. My place in society requires me to barely lift a finger, to spy on my concierge, to wait for the bus, to reread the rules which govern my access to the penal code, to put my socks on right side out, to carry on a normal conversation, to correctly spell the following words: ? WARNING, DON?T MOVE, YOU?RE ON CAMERA? (tonelessly), to open a bank account, to climb the walls, to smoke and drink to excess. I?m a folk tale hero. 340,000 copies sold every year. I hold the department store sales record for 40 years. To answer to the question: What color is Henry IV?s white horse? Question... Answer...


series of actions and performances,

initiated by Catherine Baÿ


Performance and installation at Mac/Val on the 5th of june 2011. Choregraphy by Catherine Baÿ.
Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry s/Seine

After her Snow-White, the choreographer Catherine Baÿ is questioning an other character, an other archetypal figure who is the white clown.
As the snow-white project, White clowns in "Jack in the Box" are extracted from their original setting and become objects, vanities creating a trouble. This trouble purpose is to question norms, codes of practice that are dissolving inside a whiteness nearly pictorial. A disappearance and a death that are processing within a deliberate irony.

Extract of the installation-performance Jack in the Box in Saint Brieuc, coproduction : La Passerelle during the Festival 360°.

Actors : June Mc Grane et Gwendal Lego

Conception and directing : Catherine Baÿ, costumes : Garance Stassart, lights : Caty Olive, music : Antoine Miniconi, production manager : Samantha Barroero.

Production : Association du 41.

Coproduction :Centre d’Art, La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc. With the support of Fondation Brownstone, Micadanses, Paris ; Fondation Cartier, Paris

Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry s/Seine