The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation
The octopus temptation

The octopus temptation

On the stage is a chef’s work surface, hot plates, a sink and tables where the audience will sit. So now to work ! The chef starts to prepare an octopus soup, busying himself cutting, slicing, browning and deglazing. The audience is immersed in sound : the chef and the musicians work together as their astonished guests appreciate the appetizing smells. The music of cooking and cooking the music, La Tentation des Pieuvres has all our senses pulsating. At the grand finale the musicians and the chef sit down with the audience and everyone enjoys the feast !


Maguelone Vidal / stage direction, composition, saxophone, vocals
Claudius Tortorici / chef
Christian Zanési / electronic music
Didier Petit /  cello, vocals
Philippe Foch / drums, vocals
Emilie Rousset / external perspective
Emmanuel Duchemin or Axel Pfirrmann /sound engineering
Emmanuelle Debeusscher / stage design
Laïs Foulc / lighting design
Maurice Fouilhé / stage manager & lighting
Margaux Decaudin / chef’s assistant


Production Intensités
Coproduction Comédie de REIMS, Centre Dramatique National / Césaré, Centre National de Création Musicale du GRAND-EST / La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Création Musicale d’ÎLE DE FRANCE / Arsenal, Cité Musicale, METZ / Humain Trop Humain, Centre Dramatique National, MONTPELLIER
In association with Ina-GRM, PARIS / Decor built in Humain Trop Humain studio, Centre Dramatique National, MONTPELLIER

The show is part of the Performing Arts Support Program Charter Diffusion with Onda (National Office for Artistic Diffusion), Arcadi Île-de-France, l’Oara Nouvelle Aquitaine, l’Odia Normandie, Occitanie en Scène and Spectacle Vivant en Bretagne (five regional offices for artistic diffusion).


Comédie de REIMS, Centre Dramatique National – creation  / June 1st & 2nd, 2017
Arsenal de METZ / February 3rd, 2018
Maison de la Musique et de la Danse, NANTERRE / May 15th & 16th, 2018 (three shows)
Scène Nationale d’ORLÉANS / September 21st & 22nd, 2018 (two shows)
Festival Musiques Démesurées, CLERMONT-FERRAND / November 10th, 2018
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Scène Nationale de PERPIGNAN, Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques / November 19th & 20th, 2018 (two shows)
Nouveau Théâtre de MONTREUIL, Centre Dramatique National / November 30th & December 1st, 2018 (two shows)
Philharmonie de PARIS, Cité de la Musique (2 shows) / December 16th, 2018
Scène nationale de MACON / January 18th, 2019
Festival Bruits d’Hiver, GRAND-QUEVILLY  /  January 31st & February 1st, 2019 (two shows)
Artonov Festival – BRUSSELS / October 12nd and 13rd, 2019 (two shows)
L’Espal, Scène Nationale – Biennale du Son – LE MANS  /  December 5th and 6th, 2019 (two shows)
Théâtre BRÉTIGNY – Scène conventionnée arts et humanités / December 4th, 2021
Le Printemps des comédiens – MONTPELLIER / June 18th and 19th, 2022 (4 shows)
Théâtre de MONTAUBAN / June 30th and July 1st, 2022