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Where are you going like that?

10 – 11 May 2024

I beg you to be patient regarding everything in your heart that remains unresolved, and to try to love the questions themselves like closed rooms and like books written in a very foreign languageRainer Maria Rilke

Where do you go when your mind wanders?
How heavy is your burden, everything included?
Whereabouts in your body do you store love?
How many kilometres away are you from your dreams?
In what song have you hidden your youth?
Do you have any tricks for pretending to be an adult? What can you use to mend a broken body?
How did you find the friends who really care about you?
And besides that, where are you going like that?

This show is a compilation of questions (good, silly or naive) and answers ( blunt, sincere or silent). It's the result of eight months of conversations, writing workshops and artistic practice with all those who have crossed the path of the IRR of Nancy.

On paper, it tells the story of personal destinies and thwarted paths.

On stage, it combines the form of documentary theatre, the force of a symphony orchestra and free choreography.

But in principle, it's a rendezvous with all the question marks that dance within us. Because there are certain answers that await a question all their lives.


  • Fri. 10 May 2024
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Sat. 11 May 2024
    Opéra national de Lorraine


Free entrance, with reservation

For people with reduced mobility, please contact Noémie De Freitas directly for reservations, by phone 03 83 85 30 60 or by e-mail

Please note that only manual wheelchairs can access the hall. Thank you for your understanding.

about 1h

All audiences from 8 years



Opéra national de Lorraine

Opéra national de Lorraine Orchestra
Text, dramaturgy and sound commas

Chloé Kobuta

Conductor and musical conception

William Le Sage

Stage direction

Danielle Gabou

Artist and chorus master associated with cultural activities

Guillaume Paire

Movement collaboration

Anthony Couroyer

Stage collaboration

Merouane Hannafi

Visual creation

Régis Caël

Sound creation

Alias Poet


Elise Haddad

Dramaturgical collaboration

patients and former patients from the Nancy Regional Rehabilitation Institute

Choral singing, theater and dance

Otis Cuchet, Maxence Fournier, Virginie Hacquard, Mimie Illy, Muriel Kurt, Alexandra Malard, Françoise Manczusko, Milla Marechal, Sylvain Moine, Marion Petit, Gary Simon, Jordan Tassone, Cyril Thiriet


This project is supported by the DRAC Grand Est and ARS Grand Est as part of the “Culture, Health, Disability” and “Cultural Olympiads” programs.

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