On the 6th and the 7th of October, the Plexus Rouge returns for a new edition!

Plexus Rouge is an ode to the intimate and collective body, to sisterhood, freedom, tolerance, resistance and the art of dance. It’s a celebration of bodies and spirits that aims to shake things up and broaden horizons. You may not come away completely unscathed…

Friday 6th October
Friche la Belle de Mai


 6.00pm – Bulle Chorégraphique (Choreographic Bubble) – Julie Alamelle

An intimate, organic, porous immersion into feminine and plural identities. Let yourself be guided into a choreographic bubble, listen to your inner world, sit back and contemplate the flow of the living. The choreographer and dancer reveals her intimacy, and unveils herself in a sensitive, precious and touching dance, suspended in time.

7.00 pm – Amélia – Flavio Franciulli (Brazil, France)

A poetic, aerial performance about the solitude of women and mothers. The artist questions how a man can listen with sensitivity and sincerity. The actor and acrobat immerses himself in the stories of Brazilian poetesses, writers and singers, transforming his body through an aerial fabric that becomes a womb, an umbilical cord and a protective space.

7.45pm – (That’s how Don Quixote decided to save the world) – Cie
Marinette Dozeville (France, Italy)


Witches, influencers, weavers and builders of invisible cathedrals, it is with tenderness and radicalism that eight dancers and activists cultivate sororal love, forming a collective body. With the active backing of women from the Belle de Mai and beyond, they work together asserting the gleefulness of the body and a contagious freedom.

Choreography: Marinette Dozeville / Performance: Justine Agator, Paola Daniela, Lora Cabourg, Flozif, Sijia Chen, Lalla, Kowska Régnier, Dominique Le Marrec, Marie Vivie

8.45pm – Frontières – Tchina Ndjidda (Cameroon, France)


Female identities and migration: both a mighty battle and a journey towards light, utopia and freedom.

A collective choreographic creation, blending hip-hop and ritualistic dances, fuelled by the stories and physical memories of the women of the Belle de Mai. This engaged dancer made a lasting impression at Plexus Rouge 2022 with his performance Cross, which recounts his journey as a clandestine migrant.

9.30pm – La prophétie des baignoires (Bathtub prophecy) – Ornic’art/ Morphone


To be re-born anew? Some of the residents of the Belle de Mai laid down in eight bathtubs to talk about female figures who inspired them. These stories feed a live audio as well as a corporeal creation. Why not dive into a vibrant bath of sounds and let yourself be spellbound by the sensuality of this shamanic ritual?

Live concert: Morphone / Performance: Marie Adrian / Directed by Rochdy Laribi

Place Cadenat

Working together in a public space, through creative exchanges and celebrations.

Identités de Quartier (Neighbourhood identities)
In partnership with EN CHANTIER

2.00 pm – An introduction to upcycling

Expressing one’s identity through recycled clothing (creation followed by a mini fashion show) by Charlotte Denner and Studio Lausié, the neighbourhood’s eco-responsible fashion school.

4.30pm – What place for children in the city and the neighbourhood?

An overview of the inhabitants’ ideas and actions to improve the daily lives and living conditions of children and beyond, by Pragma and MMSH-AMU.

5.00 pm – A stroll through the icons of the Belle de Mai

An immersive theatrical tour following the footsteps of the neighbourhood’s new icons, by Xavier Adrien Laurent (Cie Texte Hors Contexte)

5.00 pm – Radio Belle de Mai / Radio Grenouille stage

Exchanges of ideas around the theme of “Taking care of the neighbourhood and its plural identities” with local artists and residents.

Identities and Performances
6.30pm – Bulle Chorégraphique – by Julie Alamelle

7.10pm – They came down in a troupe. They came in a cortege – An amateur performance created over the course of the week by the Marinette Dozeville company with residents of the Belle de Mai (and Marseille), tapping into the same energy and themes as those addressed in “C’est comme ça que Don Quichotte décida de sauver le monde” (That’s How Don Quixote Decided to Save the World), though this won’t be one of the company’s professional creations.

7.45pm – Frontières – by Tchina Ndjidda and residents of Belle de Mai

8.30pm – La prophétie des baignoires – by Ornic’art, Morphone and Marie Adrian

Tickets :
Friday: €12 / €10 (students, jobseekers)
Saturday: Free

Bar and snacks on site