France - La Nomad House


La Nomad House is traveling cultural center offering a free program around migration: a theater show, an exhibition, conferences and cultural activities.

The program

5 ― 9 July 2024 in Paris

A multidisciplinary show – Le Songe

Le Songe is a re-imagining of the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare which uses the migration issue as the focal point of the story. In this revisited version, a theater troupe rehearsing the famous play sees its day take an unexpected turn when part of the group welcomes migrants in distress into the theater incognito.

In Le Songe, the public will (re)discover extracts from Shakespeare’s play, but the interest of this quasi-adaptation lies more in the themes of the show – those of solidarity, empathy, humanity – than in a faithful rewriting of the text. Designed as a dramatic comedy, spectators will laugh as well as be moved and will emerge with a surge of hope.


With: Ben Hamidou, Sibel Dincer, Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Maya de Waele, Skander, Benjamin Poignard, Emma Cohen-Hadria, Benoit Finschi, Florencia De Simone, Amélie Denayer l Writing and direction: Jamal Youssfi l Assistant to the director: Camélia Clair l Choreography: Shaula Cambazzu l Musical composition: Bastien Charlery l Scenography: Cassandra Cristin l Lighting design: Renaud Ceulemans l Costumes: Hayat Youssfi l Stylist: Eleni Spentamidou l Writing support: Serge Kribus.

Show Les Filles de la Mer

A show proposed by Artistique Théâtre will also be performed in some of the cities on La Nomad House’s tour, in Partinico, Thessalonica and Paris.

Les Filles de la Mer is a contemporary work combining theater, dance and performance. Four women from different parts of the globe (Asia, Africa and Europe), from different cultures, with different histories, who, for different reasons, migrate. Their paths cross in France in a story of rape and murder.


Writing: Lucile Cocito and Shaula Cambazzu l Design, direction and choreography: Lucile Cocito and Shaula Cambazzu l Set design: Lucile Cocito l Performance: Meira: Shaula Cambazzu l Morgane and Le spécialiste ADN: Lucile Cocito l Méduse: Kadek Puspasari l Videos: Morphée: Yves-Marina Gnahoua, the journalist’s voice: Marilou Cocito l Voice-over: The president of the court: Soraya Hachoumi l The lawyer for the three women: Sarah Olivier l The lawyer for the plaintiff: Guillaume Blanchard l Ode to Morpheus: poem “A Pippa” by Alda Merini in tribute to Pippa Bacca l Sound design and editing: Marilou Cocito with the participation of musician Sven Clerx l Lighting director: Nicolas Roy


Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6th
Sunday, July 7th

➝ 21.00
➝ 17.00
➝ 16.30

An exhibition

A photographic and multidisciplinary exhibition will be open alongside the performances of Le Songe. Titled Beyond Borders, it was created by social and environmental photojournalist Selene Magnolia Gatti, in collaboration with borderline-europe. As part of La Nomad House, she traveled to partner countries to meet people and collect their stories. The exhibition, featuring work of her own alongside with other authors, delves into some of the challenges faced both along the perilous external borders of Europe and within Europe itself.

Serena Magnolia Gatti

A conference

A cycle of 6 conferences coordinated by the University of Liège in Belgium was developed as part of La Nomad House, based on workshops carried out with migrants and the testimonies that emerged. In each of the 6 partner countries where La Nomad House will be located, a conference with a specific theme linked to migration will take place in the presence of a panel of experts.

In Paris, the title of the conference is Femmes en mouvement : parcours migratoires et expressions artistiques. A meeting on women’s migration and the arts. It will take place on July 6, from 10.30am to 12.45pm, at the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration.

An associative village

With its associative village, La Nomad House opens its space for two days to various local initiatives. During this associative “souk”, many local associations linked to migration or the socio-cultural sector are invited to present their respective projects to the public and to offer free entertainment to those present.

This will be an opportunity to discover innovative and committed organizations in Paris and to enjoy food and drinks at low prices!

Our support

Co-financed by the European Union. In coproduction with La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod. With the support of, ING and the Belgian federal government’s tax-shelter. With the participation of the Centre des Arts Scéniques.


Info & reservations

La Cartoucherie,
Bois de Vincennes