Day 1

Participative Performance
La Générale, Paris | 2017

Audiovisual Documentation: Noémie Bourdin Habert, Hadi Moussally, Olivier Pagny
Production: The Group production house

© Agathe Simon

Day 1 is an immersive and participative performance dedicated to the reinvention of the connection to the self, the others and the invisible. First project of The Group production company, it brings together prepared participants and unprepared participants, who interact. Agathe Simon prepared Day 1 thanks to shamanistic journeys. During the experience, participants also carry out shamanistic journeys and describe them live. This project is part of the Shamanic Cycle.

The Shamanic Cycle is a multimedia cycle which has been unfolding since 2015. It includes videos, sound pieces and performances. It is based on the same stake, the exploration of the unknown, and the same protocol, the recourse to shamanic journeys. Agathe Simon created this cycle in the light of encounters with shamans from different traditions: Mongolian, Pygmy, Korean, Quechua and Lakota.


Barbara Becquiot, Nadine Bottolaccio, Noémie Bourdin Habert, Stéphane Feuillu, Cyril Golovtchan, Lucile Jaeghers, Namhee Kwon, Laurent Lamielle, Fabienne Manet, Elisa Martin, Manuel Martinez, Viviane Monel-Villa, David Packer, Margaret Lanzetta, Ghislaine Parent, Bruno Payen, Anne Rannou, Nadine Renoult, Macia Roca, Agathe Simon, Marie-Hélène Vignes, Paul Villa, and Francis Winisdoerffer