Axis Mundi

“Vive le Sujet ! ” Festival d’Avignon / SACD


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For all ages
Duration 30 min

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.

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. 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


Conception and interpretation Anne Nguyen et Élise Vigneron
Construction Élise Vigneron et Sylvain Georget
External advice Frank Micheletti
Design Manon Del Colle
Sound creation Arnaud Duprat
Greetings Maya Lune Thiéblemont

Production & supports

Production Compagnie par Terre / Anne Nguyen.
Coproductions SACD – Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques ; Festival d’Avignon.
Support from : Le théâtre du Bois de l’Aune à Aix-en-Provence (13) ; L’Arcade.
With the help from : 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).