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In Performance: Philippe Quesne | Vivarium Studio – Big Bang (Paris, France)

In Performance: Philippe Quesne | Vivarium Studio – Big Bang (Paris, France)

BIG BANG begins with a gigantic explosion. The aftermath: six people who run ashore a small island and rewrite the history of the world in pleasurable episodes. Through elegant tableaux, meaningful gestures and with few words, the protagonists create anatomical studies of a human microcosm, transplanted into an unexpected landscape. The director, Quesne stages the theory of evolution in short, musical scenes, as absurd stories of countless possibilities.

[Concept and Direction] Philippe Quesne
[With] Isabelle Angotti, Rodolphe Auté, Jung-Ae Kim, Émilien Tessier, César Vayssié, Galtan Vourch

BIG BANG is a production of Vivarium Studio. Co-Produktion International Summer Festival Hamburg, La Ménagerie de Verre Paris, Festival d’Avignon, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Théâtre de l’Agora Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essone, NXTSTP (with support of the EU Culture Programme), Festival Baltoscandal Rakvere, Rotterdamse Schouwburg.

Supported by Région Île-de-France and CENTQUATRE Paris.

The company is supported by DRAC Île-de-France / the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs.



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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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