Picture: © Vivarium Studio
Anamorphosis by Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studios
Picture: © Vivarium Studio
Picture: © Vivarium Studio

Picture: © Vivarium Studio
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Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio


Philippe Quesne produced his latest performance in Japan. In “Anamorphosis”, which premiered in February in Yokohama, he is collaborating with four actresses from Tokyo’s Seinendan company. The director and visual artist is staying true to his emblematic laboratory conditions: Extreme everyday situations and the smallest experiments on urban melancholy or ecological dangers are viewed under the microscopic gaze of the theatre.

French Friends

performing at HAU
in the context of TRANSFABRIK
Past dates
May 2013
Japanese with English surtitles
75 min
Concept, Set Design, Director:
Philippe Quesne
Ami Chong, Yuko Kibiki, Makiko Murata, Mao Nakamura
Artistic Collaboration:
Cyril Gomez-Mathieu
Technical Director:
Aiko Harima
Akihito Hirano
Production: Vivarium Studio. Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Théâtre de Gennevilliers - Centre dramatique national de création contemporaine / Théâtre Komaba Agora – Agora Planning ltd. (Seinendan International Collaboration), Institut français du Japon-Tokyo (im Rahmen der Plattform “jeunes auteurs”). Supported by Programm Théâtre Export des Institut français – Französisches Ministerium für Auswärtige und Europäische Angelegenheiten (im Bereich internationales Touring). Die Kompanie wurde unterstützt durch DRAC Île-de-France (Französisches Ministerium für Kultur und Kommunikation), Rat der Region Île-de-France. In the context of TRANSFABRIK. With the support of The Japan Foundation / Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe.