GERMINAL

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Halory Goerger & Antoine Defoort

2015
15 — 17.12 – Les Deux Scènes – Scène Nationale de Besançon (FR)
2 e 3.12 – La Filature – Scène Nationale – Mulhouse (FR)
26, 27.11 – Les Quinconces – L’Espal – Le Mans (FR)
24.11 – Le Carré – Scène Nationale – Centre D’Art Contemporain – Pays de Château Gontier (FR)
19, 20.11 – ACB – Scène Nationale – Bar le Duc (FR)
29.10 — 31.10 – TEAT Champ Fleuri, Sainte Clotilde (RE)
11 — 13.09 – Kaat / YOKOHAMA Arts Festival, Yokohama (JP)
24, 26, 27.06 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
20 — 29.05 – La Comédie de Clermont, Clérmont-Ferrand (FR)
15 — 25.04 – Théâtre du Rond Point, Paris (FR)
17, 18.03 – Le Moulin du Roc, Niort (FR)

SYNOPSIS
What if you could start from scratch within 100 square meters? In Germinal, we witness the birth of a new civilization, whose territory is the theater stage, inhabited by four actors. In the time frame of a performance, we follow the construction of a new history; of language, knowledge and community.

In parallel, Germinal also tells the history of theater, from the archaisms of mime to the con-temporary multimedia show.

Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger are two of the most refreshing names of French theater. Driven by an unbridled energy, their performances are always playful and often completely crazy, absurd, subversive and technically brilliant.

After their irresistible &&&&&& & &&& in 2010 and Defoort & Fournet’s Cheval in 2012, they return to the Alkantara Festival with Germinal, considered by many to be the performance of last year in France. More than ever, humor proves to be an effective weapon in undermining the status quos of this world.

TECHNICAL FILE
Concept: Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort
With: Arnaud Boulogne, Ondine Cloez, Antoine Defoort, Sébastien Vial and the Voice of Mathilde Maillard
Technical direction: Maël Teillant
Stage management: Maël Teillant, Colin Plancher
Lighting & video: Sébastien Bausseron, Alice Dussart
Sound: Robin Mignot, Régis Estreich
Production: L’amicale de production
Collaborator production & outside eye: Julien Fournet
Production assistant & hotliner: Mathilde Maillard
Coproduction: Alkantara (Lisbon), Biennale de la Danse( Lyon), Théâtre de la Manufacture (Nancy, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), le Phénix (Valen¬ciennes), Buda (Courtrai), Vooruit (Ghent), le Vivat (Armentières), le Manège (Mons)/ CECN/tech¬nocITé, TnBA (Bordeaux), Baltoscandal (Rakvere), Noorderzon (Groningen),Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Supported by: Conseil Régional Nord-Pas- de-Calais, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais), and the Ville de Lille. Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger are associated artists at Phénix, Beursschouwburg (Brussels), CENTQUATRE (Paris) and ao APAP/Performing Europe.

Supported by the Institut Français in the context of the TranARTE program, by the Institut Français du Portugal and by Embassy of France in Portugal.

Germinal is co-produced by NXTSTP, with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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