Good luck Paris

In March 2017, Good Chance built a temporary theater in Paris, in collaboration with Collectif MU and with the support of Emmaus Solidarity.

Welcoming Hundreds of Refugees, artists and volunteers to work together over 5 weeks, it was a space for the first time and finding ways to escape Chappelle in Northern Paris.

Read Hugues Le Tanneur on Good Chance Paris (French)

11 meter in diameter, the broad dome was quickly filled with art, music and performance, giving a home to cultures and traditions from Yemen to Ethiopia, Syria to Somalia, Afghanistan to Sudan.

We believe that art has a huge role to play in meeting different points between different kinds of people. As the world changes and people move, the responsibility of artists grows.

"Good luck", an art bubble!

Like a UFO, you can see it in the distance, Porte d'Aubervilliers, this pretty white dome.

Relive a little to stand a few steps, door of the Chapel.

Wrap yourself up with a human warmth that's missing out ...

To be entertained to turn away from his condition.

Incredible are your life urges ...

How lucky to have met you!

You are an electroshock that cancels fear and ignorance ...

You are shining eyes, sincere and contagious smiles, singing voices, bodies dancing Life ...

You remind the most jaded in the world that life must pulsate,

Votre dose inépuisable d'espérance m'a contaminée.

Vous vaincrez à ne pas être qu'un "statut" de "migrant",

Vous êtes infiniment +.

"Good chance" est un merveilleux refuge, un coin de paix, de bienveillance et de respect,

Se sublimant dans l'Art du théâtre, de la musique, du dessin, de l'écriture...

Ici, on joue ensemble, on partage, on se repose, on crée du lien, on se regarde, on se salue, on apprend à se se connaitre, on se reconnait, on se connecte, on EXISTE...

Le tout dans un grand bain d'Humanité!

"Good chance" est une bulle d'air...

Et comme toute bulle, elle est fragile, éphémère,

Ellequittera la Porte d'Aubervilliers samedi...

Jusqu'à ce qu'elle retrouve un nouveau souffle pour qui voudra bien l'accueillir dans Paris...

- Marie, Bénévole avec Good Chance Theatre, avril 2017

A programme of work was run based on week-long residencies from companies across Europe, culminating in Hope Shows at the end of the week, like in Calais.

To the good chance team,

We know this place will close this week

But I want you to know something

We have found the love in this place

And we have found the family

And we have found sincere friends 

And sincere smiles

Smiles that come from the heart

When this place closes, we will never forget you

Because your love will continue inside us 

Because you gave hope to every refugee

Every refugee knows someone who cares about him 

Thank you from all our hearts 

We will tell all the world about this place

About the nice people we met here 

And we will tell our children in the future about your love

Your humanity.

- Written and performed by Yusef in the Good Luck dome in Paris

Chantiers d'Europe festival at  Théâtre de la Ville 

For the month of May 2017, Good Chance was delighted to build and run at 'Petit dome', which was part of the Chantiers d'Europe festival at Théâtre de la Ville  on the Champs-Élysées. The 'Little Dome' was an interactive exhibition, discussion and performance space, promoting the importance of freedom of expression and reinvigorating the dialogue around the changing face of Europe today.