What if artists were left to drift in a space station for a few thousand years with only one mission: to procreate, write a play, rehearse and perform it, and in so doing to educate the next generation and the generations after that?
How quickly would they go nuts? What would their art look like?
Corps Diplomatique is a thought experiment on the survival of our civilisation – a zany, but rigorously documented reverie of an artist who is as intelligent as he is adventurous.
Two years after the brilliant and funny Germinal, created in collaboration with Antoine Defoort, Halory Goerger is placing theatre in a time machine and observing what happens next.
The future is now: fasten your seatbelts!
“Corps Diplomatique is pure, smart entertainment that appeals to the brain as well as the funny bone.”
Running time: 85 min, no interval
Performed in French, with English surtitles
Post-Show Discussion: Thursday 1 October
with Halory Goerger and members of the company
Production: L’Amicale de production. Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), in collaboration with Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Dublin Theatre Festival, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen), Arsenic (Lausanne), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), Espace Malraux – Scène nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Le CENTQUATRE (Paris), le Phénix – Scène nationale Valenciennes, Le Manège de Reims, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux), Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest, Espace des Arts (Chalon-sur-Saône). Project coproduced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
With the support of Institut Français. In partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.
Performers and Artistic Collaborators: Albane Aubry, Mélanie Bestel, Arnaud Boulogne, Dominique Gilliot, Halory Goerger
Stage Design: Halory Goerger and Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
Lighting Design: Annie Leuridan
Costume Design: Aurélie Noble
Sound and Video Management: Stéphane Lévêque
Set Construction and Stage Management: Emilie Godreuil
Added Music: Martin Granger
Production: Marion Le Guerrou