Les before 2013-2014

Dans l'exposition © musée du quai Branly, photo Gautier Deblonde
In the exhibition © musée du quai Branly, photo by Gautier Deblonde


discovering the exhibition

Collect a mysterious map and set off to discover an object with our speakers, or explore the exhibition on your own.

  • Garden Gallery
  • Mystery visits start between 7:00 pm and 8:45 pm

Exhibition produced with the support of the Total Foundation, Crédit Agricole CIB, Terra Foundation for American Art and Mikli Diffusion France.


game: hand game

Come and play a game like the Blackfeet Indians! If you win, you will be initiated into their secrets. If you lose, you will leave marked with the sign of defeat!

  • With Catalina Pineda, Catherine Plata, Timothy Reevis
  • Garden Gallery exit
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmh


game: dreamcatcher and medicine wheel

Originally used by the Ojibwe and Sioux, dreamcatchers filter bad dreams and only allow the good ones to pass... Extract a dream from the net, then throw a dart into the medicine wheel to discover what it is hiding…

  • With Catalina Pineda, Catherine Plata
  • 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm, level 0, lobby and reading room
  • 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm, JB level, lobby
Vitry sur Seine, Paris 2012 © Jimmy C.
Vitry sur Seine, Paris 2012 © Jimmy C.


Street art : collective work

Get your pens ready! With the guidance of an artist with a unique style, add your own touch to a collective work.

James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, played a major role in the development of underground graffiti in Australia in the 1990s. His figurative and urban style is characterised by colourful, energetic pointillism blending graffiti, aerosol and oil painting.


Workshop : dreamcatchers

Make and personalise your own dreamcatchers!

  • With les Tipis du Bonheur de Vivre
  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 p
  • Foyer of the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre


performances: crow up & chicken dance // hoop dance

Discover the Crow Up Dance (traditional) and the Chicken Dance (dance of seduction fusing human and animal). The Hoop Dance is a modern acrobatic and colourful dance created under the influence of Buffalo Bill and rarely performed.

  • With Kendall Old Elk & Kevin Dust, les Tipis du Bonheur de Vivre
  • 8:10 pm-8:25 pm and 8:30 pm-8:45 pm
  • Foyer of the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre


Performances : Grass dance (la danse de l'herbe)

Practised by the Pawnee, then the Omaha and Sioux, this dance of purification was carried out before a ceremony by young men on the high grass plains, at the order of the Elders…

  • With Timothy and  Pikuni Reevis, Lucas Hogue
  • 9:00 pm-9:30 pm
  • Foyer of the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre
Marz attack
Marz attack


DJ Set : Marzattack

Deep house? Not only that... influences from Turntablism, Hip Hop, Funk, R&B and Scratch make the work of these two brothers genuine musical melting pots.

  • La MarzAttack (Nymphony Record, Collectif Maison Marcel) represented by June
  • 9:40 pm-10:40 pm
  • Foyer of the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre

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