Big Bang

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The 2010 archive

Philippe Quesne

Paris / Created in 2010

Big Bang © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


After seven years of shared life, the members of the Vivarium Studio have slightly changed there eco-system. Some of them have left or taken a pause, others have arrived. The desire for renewal, encounters and formal experiments has relaunched the group toward a new show. "For each crea?tion," Philippe Quesne explains, "the writing begins during rehearsals, with the show's title, a pretext for experimentation - from the creation process to performance - that nourishes a form of ambiguity between the true and the false, the real and the artificial." Big Bang evokes as much a gigantic explosion as a founding theory or a simple comic book onomatopoeia. The play could take place on a small island, on which a shipwrecked group would remake the world, would go back to the origins to replay history in an accelerated fashion. A place that would serve as a frame for a succession of tableaux, like short plays, perhaps musicals, that would be used for the almost anatomical study of a human microcosm put into an unexpected geography. Big Bang will thus unfold a type of evolutionary theory, marking ruptures, inventions, decompositions, disappearances, like the strangest mutations. Undoubtedly men and animals, silence and languages, nothing and everything will exist: the floatation of the living. From plankton to post-modern, the Gymnase Aubanel will welcome the large and small history of mankind. ADB


conception Philippe Quesne

with Isabelle Angotti, Rodolphe Auté, Jung-Ae Kim, Émilien Tessier, César Vayssié, Gaëtan Vourc'h (distribution en cours)


production Vivarium Studio
coproduction Festival d'Avignon, La Ménagerie de Verre-Paris, Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gand), Internationales Sommerfestival (Hambourg), Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou-Paris, Théâtre de l'Agora Scène nationale d'évry et de l'Essonne, NXTSTP (avec le soutien du Programme Culture de l'Union européenne) : Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere), Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam)
avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et du CENTQUATRE Établissement artistique de la Ville de Paris
Le Festival d'Avignon reçoit le soutien de l'Adami pour la production.

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