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Presentation

  • Can all things be classified in two categories: those that go “poc poc” and those that don't go “poc poc”? Hard to answer without trying. The protagonists of Germinal create a world from scratch – here a bare stage – and come up against problems as absurd as they are fundamental, causing laughter and amazement. They aren't really humans, or even actors, before having discovered thought, the means of communicating it and of therefore being able to form a community. A micro-population whose members grope and bump into each other, find and brag, sometimes defy, but unfailingly build together. Little by little, they gain agility and control of technologies, going as far as endangering the stability and coherence of the environment they have built. For this creation, Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort have methodically consulted all the Wikipedia pages on information theories, the organization of knowledge as well as the history of science and techniques. In the same way as a video game like Civilization, the actors unblock, one by one, all the elements of knowledge needed to go from the Stone Age to a rocket launch. The trajectory of the four comrades of Germinal is less spectacular, but just as strewn with obstacles and unexpected developments. Without seeming like they have touched it, they accomplish a saga in a postage stamp, in which the subjects are quantic stability, taxonomy, God and the theatre. A theatre that the four interpreters discover and build at the same time as they discover and build the world. Because Germinal also has something of a “large socialist fresco” about it, as Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger note, in the examination they propose of the forming of a collection and the negotiations that mark out its evolution. RB

  • Distribution

    conception Antoine Defoort et Halory Goerger
    lighting, video Sébastien Bausseron
    sound Robin Mignot
    lighting collaboration Annie Leuridan
    artistic collaboration Julien Fournet
    programmation Maël Teillant

    with Arnaud Boulogne, Ondine Cloez, Antoine Defoort, Halory Goerger

    Production

    production L'Amicale de production
    coproduction La Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Les Subsistances (Lyon), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles), Buda Kunstencentrum (Courtrai), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gand), Le Vivat Scène conventionnée danse et théâtre (Armentières), le phénix Scène nationale de Valenciennes, Le Manège.Mons/CECN/Technocité, alkantara festival (Lisbonne), Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Théâtre de la Manufacture Centre dramatique national Nancy-Lorraine, Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere, Estonie), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam) et NXTSTP with the support of Programme Culture de l'Union européenne
    with the support of la Région Nord-Pas de Calais, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication DRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, la Ville de Lille ainsi que du programme européen apap/Performing Europe (DGEAC-Programme Culture)

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  • INTERVIEW WITH
    ANTOINE DEFOORT
    AND HALORY GOERGER

    (in French)

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    PROGRAMME
    OF THE PERFORMANCE
    (in French)

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On tour

  • Belfort
  • from 13-05-2014
    to 14-05-2014
  • Le Granit
    Scène nationale
  • Lausanne
  • from 08-05-2014
    to 09-05-2014
  • L'Arsenic
  • Poitiers
  • from 12-04-2014
    to 13-04-2014
  • TAP
  • La Roche-sur-Yon
  • from 31-03-2014
    to 01-04-2014
  • Le Grand R
  • Salzburg - Autriche
  • from 18-01-2014
    to 19-01-2014
  • Szene
  • Marseille
  • from 27-12-2013
    to 30-12-2013
  • Le Merlan
  • Ghent
  • from 10-10-2013
    to 11-10-2013
  • Vooruit