• Performing Arts

Yvain Juillard / Cie Les Faiseurs de réalités

Cerebrum, le faiseur de réalités

  • Show

From Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 December 2021

  • CENTQUATRE-PARIS
    5 rue Curial
    75019 Paris
Saturday 18 December at 6 pm
Sunday 19 December at 2 pm and 6 pm

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes
Tickets: 12 € /15 €
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Yvain Juillard offers a lecture performance on our strange ally the brain, which we actually know so little about, despite it being the nexus of memory, consciousness and feelings. This exuberant solo performance is peppered with experiments conducted together with the entire audience, demonstrating how our brain can take advantage of us.


Cerebrum […] pairs cheerful scientific teachings with the actor’s personal journey in this neuronal quest. With his theatrical talent added into the mix, the result is a spectacular and captivating lecture, performed in playful interaction with the audience.

Isabelle Dumont, Alternatives Théâtrales

Proving that it’s possible to be both a performer and a biophysicist specialised in brain plasticity, Juillard employs his dual talents to deliver a lecture performance on our brain. New discoveries about the brain are made every day in neuroscience, and you we still know so little. Cerebrum is a performance for all ages that puts us up close and personal with this “maker of realities”.

Our brain doesn’t understand everything, and sometimes even takes advantage of us. Through experiments conducted with the entire audience, we will go from one surprise to the next, realising that we harbour many cognitive biases that sometimes make us see the world much differently than it truly is.


Image © Hichem Dahès

De et avec Yvain Juillard – Œil extérieur Olivier Boudon, Joseph Lacrosse, Lorent Wanson – Son Marc Doutrepont – Régie générale et lumières Vincent Tandonnet – Vidéo Stefano Serra et Robin Yerlès – Conseils neuroscientifiques Yves Rossetti (CNRS-INSERM), Céline Cappe (CerCo / CNRS) – Photos Hichem Dahès.

L’L éditions, 2021.

Une création des Faiseurs de réalités / Compagnie Yvain Juillard. Soutiens Théâtre de Namur / Centre Dramatique, le CORRIDOR et la Fabrique de Théâtre, L’L, Aube Boraine / Mons 2015, Théâtre de la Balsamine, Centre Culturel de Colfontaine, Théâtre de la Vie, La Loge (Paris), Théâtre Varia, FWB / Service des projets pluridisciplinaires et transversaux et WBI. Aide FWB / Service Général de la Création Artistique – Direction du Théâtre.

Reconnu d’intérêt général par le CNRS et Lauréat 2020 du Label d’Utilité Publique / Cocof.

Bourse SACD 2015 « Un ticket pour Avignon ». Lauréat 2016 d’une bourse d’écriture à la Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Production, diffusion et presse Lucie Dela Croix et Caroline Goutaudier- Accompagnement Isabelle Jans.