Meet Lila Chupa-Hoops

Before attending the shows, come and take part in a Midi de la revue. This moment is intended to gather the word of an actress and witness to the recent history of juggling!

Lila Chupa-Hoops is invited to reflect on experiences that illustrate her interest in and commitment to juggling. She will thus have the opportunity to look back on several moments that have counted for her, whether they concern meetings, practices or works and events that she has attended or even made possible.


Margaux-Lila discovered hoopdance as a hobby in 2010 and gradually learned the movements involved in this practice, which involves handling at least one hoop. As this discipline is not widely practised in France, Margaux-Lila soon began performing on amateur stages and organizing workshops in France to contribute to the development of the community of people who practice this object: the hooper-euse-s.

Having specialized in military archaeology as part of a master’s degree at the École du Louvre, and now working in a historic monument in Paris, Margaux-Lila left the museum world in 2013 to devote herself fully to her favorite machine. She founded the Hoopera association, dedicated to hoop teaching, and then the Rendez-v’HOOP France association, an annual convention that enables her to invite French and international hooper-eusers and highlight the diversity of techniques developed around this object.

At the same time, she pursued a career on stage, developing her acts, which blend different aesthetics from “traditional” circus and cabaret, as well as original techniques. In particular, it mobilizes a range of objects associated with so-called flowart practices. In 2023, she joined the Avec Moi company for a monodisciplinary creation based on the hoop with eight performers.

To continue expanding her knowledge of her favorite craft, Margaux-Lila researches and collects hoop-related stories and images. Its main aim is to share the history of this object which, through the ages, has passed through the hands of children, adults and artists of all kinds.


Moderated by
Cyrille Roussial
will be published in the magazine.

Practical information

Sunday, April 28, 2023, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Studio 2 of the Houdremont cultural center, La Courneuve

Free admission, meeting in French