Co-creation from Anne Nguyen and Elise Vigneron

For the past 20 years, the Avignon Festival and the SACD have been proposing a joint project as part of the Festival programme. Originally, the idea was to bring together emerging, or seasoned, authors seeking to branch out into cross-disciplinary projects. Vive le sujet! invites eight artists to envisage a collaboration with a particular author. If they agree to the challenge, all of them get to be co-authors of a twenty- to forty-five minute duo piece played out by themselves in an open air performance

In an ephemeral and ever-evolving performance based on a construction made of ice, the breakdancer joins forces with the puppeteer to challenge geometric norms and the destruction of those norms. Heat liberates matter, the body as a statue expands within the cosmos. A universe wherein balance is constantly brought into question set against a techno music backdrop.

Creation and performance: Anne Nguyen and Élise Vigneron
Construction: Élise Vigneron and Sylvain Georget
Objective input: Frank Micheletti
Fashion design: Manon Del Colle
Sound editing: Arnaud Duprat
Thanks to: Maya Lune Thiéblemont

Production: Compagnie par Terre / Anne Nguyen.
Coproduction: SACD – Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques; Festival d’Avignon.
With the support of: Le théâtre du Bois de l’Aune à Aix-en-Provence (13); L’Arcade.
With the help of: Théâtre de l’Entrouvert; Le Vélo Théâtre, scène conventionnée pour le théâtre d’objet à Apt (84); Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS (75); La Place – Centre culturel hip-hop à Paris (75); Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains – Scène conventionnée pour les écritures numériques d’Enghien-les-Bains (95).