Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger
How serious is the entirety of human civilization? Four intrepid individuals begin with a blank stage and gleefully rebuild life as we know it. Their tools include mind melds, pickaxes,... More
About this performance
Performance: Sep 26, 2014
Venue: On the Boards | Seattle, WA
Posted: May 1, 2015
Cast & Credits
|Conception & Direction:||Halory Goerger|
and Antoine Defoort
and the voice of
|Technical Direction & Stage Manager||Maël Teillant|
|Lighting and Stage||Sébastien Bausseron|
|Sound and Stage||Robin Mignot|
|Set Construction||Christian Allamano,|
and Danny Vandeput
|Production Manager & Outside Eyes||Julien Fournet|
|Production Assistant||Mathilde Maillard|
About The Artist
DEFOORT AND GOERGER hail from France. They are musicians, actors, philosophers, pranksters, artists, and inventors. They excel at mixing genres, upending social codes, and not taking themselves too seriously. Their super-clever mix of visual art, theater, music, and sociology marked them as rising stars at the 2013 Avignon Festival.
Halory Goerger makes shows andinstallations instead of building houses or repairing animals because it’s betterlike that for everybody. He works on the history of ideas, because everything else was already taken bythe time he came along. In most hisundertakings, total destitution flirts with formal rigour, and a concern for getting out alive. He cofounded l’amicalede production.
Antoine Defoort tries to maintain a good atmosphere and a high level of porosity betweenhis seasonal whims, life, as in real life,and contemporary art. He therefore often finds himself struggling with blatant contradictions that are either proudly assumed or shamefully hidden through the use of mind numbing non-sequiturs and wild digressions. Failures and accidents are welcomed with open arms and create a crispy granularity particularly appreciated by connoisseurs.
Photo: Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger
“GERMINAL” IS A CEREBRAL CELEBRATION OF DISCOVERY AND EMPATHY
"...one of the most refreshing, exuberant and clever explorations of human consciousness I have ever seen on the stage." - Vanguard Seattle
TBA Diaries: Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort, Germinal
"It's a brilliant subversion of traditional theater, and utterly devoid of moralizing or hubris. This is why live performance exists."- Willamette Week
Critics Pick | Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort: Germinal
Germinal is "...an exceptionally inventive exploration of creativity, curiosity, and joy." - Portland Monthly
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