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The former étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot asked a boxer to join her on stage
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The former étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot asked a boxer to join her on stage

Culture Since retiring from the Opéra de Paris, the dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot has embarked on a creative frenzy. When she was invited to programme a season at La Seine Musicale, the former étoile asked the boxer Souleymane Cissokho to join her on stage. For this edition of Numéro, which is dedicated the body, the pair discuss the parallels between their respective disciplines. Since retiring from the Opéra de Paris, the dancer and choreographer Marie-Agnès Gillot has embarked on a creative frenzy. When she was invited to programme a season at La Seine Musicale, the former étoile asked the boxer Souleymane Cissokho to join her on stage. For this edition of Numéro, which is dedicated the body, the pair discuss the parallels between their respective disciplines.

The hell of ultra-Orthodox communities: rape and forced marriage
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The hell of ultra-Orthodox communities: rape and forced marriage

Series Narrow mindedness, archaic values, women’s rights flouted... "Unorthodox", the brand new series by Netflix looks at the sectarian practices of ultra-Orthodox communities. Narrow mindedness, archaic values, women’s rights flouted... "Unorthodox", the brand new series by Netflix looks at the sectarian practices of ultra-Orthodox communities.

Hunters: a risky Nazi hunt
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Hunters: a risky Nazi hunt

Series Hunters, the new Amazon series produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, pulls no punches: set in the aftermath of the Second World War, this liberating action drama tells the story of a group of vengeance-seeking Jewish mercenaries who have no qualms about eliminating evil through violence. Hunters, the new Amazon series produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, pulls no punches: set in the aftermath of the Second World War, this liberating action drama tells the story of a group of vengeance-seeking Jewish mercenaries who have no qualms about eliminating evil through violence.

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From Madonna to RuPaul, how self-love conquered the planet
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From Madonna to RuPaul, how self-love conquered the planet

Culture Over the last few decades, self-love has infiltrated every corner of our existence, from speeches made by superstars and smartphone apps to Instagram posts and week-end conferences. We take a look at this phenomenon that’s firmly anchored in the zeitgeist. Over the last few decades, self-love has infiltrated every corner of our existence, from speeches made by superstars and smartphone apps to Instagram posts and week-end conferences. We take a look at this phenomenon that’s firmly anchored in the zeitgeist.

How does a luxury brand come up with a name? We meet the specialist Olivier Auroy
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How does a luxury brand come up with a name? We meet the specialist Olivier Auroy

Fashion Frenchman Olivier Auroy has baptised some of the biggest brands in the world, along with cocktails, a bus network in Versailles, perfumes and a tower in Dubai… He hangs out with Middle Eastern billionaires and takes part in secret meetings with the Thierry Mugler teams. An encounter. Frenchman Olivier Auroy has baptised some of the biggest brands in the world, along with cocktails, a bus network in Versailles, perfumes and a tower in Dubai… He hangs out with Middle Eastern billionaires and takes part in secret meetings with the Thierry Mugler teams. An encounter.

Blood and tears: the terrifying Brutal Black Tattoo Project
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Blood and tears: the terrifying Brutal Black Tattoo Project

Culture In 2017, a report by the American channel Vice turned its cameras on an alarming project where tattoo artists offer to cover the bodies of volunteers, hungry for thrills, entirely with black ink, as part of a free session. The experience is very much about the actual pain inflicted by the needle rather than the final aesthetic result ... Numéro explores this macabre project, sensitive souls should look away now. In 2017, a report by the American channel Vice turned its cameras on an alarming project where tattoo artists offer to cover the bodies of volunteers, hungry for thrills, entirely with black ink, as part of a free session. The experience is very much about the actual pain inflicted by the needle rather than the final aesthetic result ... Numéro explores this macabre project, sensitive souls should look away now.

Revenge porn: the era of leave me and I’ll out you
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Revenge porn: the era of leave me and I’ll out you

Culture “Revenge porn” consists of distributing sexual content online without the consent of the individuals concerned. Revenge, outrageous trading or media recuperation... are all contained in this terrifying phenomenon, so characteristic of the Tinder era. “Revenge porn” consists of distributing sexual content online without the consent of the individuals concerned. Revenge, outrageous trading or media recuperation... are all contained in this terrifying phenomenon, so characteristic of the Tinder era.

Israel, birthplace of the most successful TV shows?
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Israel, birthplace of the most successful TV shows?

Series  “Euphoria”, “Homeland”, “In Treatment”… None of these hit shows were actually written in the USA. All adapted from Israeli shows, they owe their success to the original versions, written in Hebrew by showrunners on the other side of the Atlantic. At a party dedicated to Israeli shows, Canal+ showed “Israel, Land of the Series” a documentary by critic, film maker and regular Numéro collaborator Olivier Joyard, dedicated to the programs that bring a wealth of excitement to the small screen in a country that up until 1993, only had one TV channel.   “Euphoria”, “Homeland”, “In Treatment”… None of these hit shows were actually written in the USA. All adapted from Israeli shows, they owe their success to the original versions, written in Hebrew by showrunners on the other side of the Atlantic. At a party dedicated to Israeli shows, Canal+ showed “Israel, Land of the Series” a documentary by critic, film maker and regular Numéro collaborator Olivier Joyard, dedicated to the programs that bring a wealth of excitement to the small screen in a country that up until 1993, only had one TV channel. 

Rocco Siffredi, interview with the pornstar
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Rocco Siffredi, interview with the pornstar

Culture A major figure in the porn industry, Rocco Siffredi chats with Christine Angot for Numéro Homme.  A major figure in the porn industry, Rocco Siffredi chats with Christine Angot for Numéro Homme. 

Björk’s new track changes with the weather
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Björk’s new track changes with the weather

Music Like other musicians before her, the Icelandic artist Björk has been seduced by artificial intelligence. Working with Microsoft, she has developed an evolutive music that’s sensitive to weather changes and the flight of birds.  Like other musicians before her, the Icelandic artist Björk has been seduced by artificial intelligence. Working with Microsoft, she has developed an evolutive music that’s sensitive to weather changes and the flight of birds. 

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