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Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
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Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
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Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
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Picture: Martin Argyroglo
Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
Picture: Martin Argyroglo
Picture: Martin Argyroglo
Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
Picture: Martin Argyroglo
Picture: Philippe Quesne
Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
Picture: Philippe Quesne
Picture: Philippe Quesne
Crash Park by Philippe Quesne
Picture: Philippe Quesne
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Philippe Quesne

Crash Park – The Life of an Island

After “The Night of the Moles” (2017) Philippe Quesne now brings his latest work and HAU co-production to Germany for the first time, right after its premiere in Paris. In “Crash Park – La vie d’une île” the director, visual artist and scenographer invents an island inhabited by a few palm trees and some random animal species, whose peaceful environment gets thrown into disarray by the arrival of plane crash survivors. The fable about the trials and tribulations of human nature takes a new look at the myths and symbols of the island. Even the title “Crash Park” sounds a bit dystopian. But what if the crash is considered not as the inescapable and fateful end of our human trajectories but as a beginning? What comes after the forced catastrophe, the end of accepted, authorized and organized speech? In his unmistakable style, Philippe Quesne takes off on a journey between an archaic theatre that indulges itself in beginnings – the beginning of the world, the beginning of language (where it is not always about words), the beginning of images – and the revived experience of a present that always comes next.
Current Performances
Wed 19.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU2
Thu 20.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU2
Fri 21.12.2018, 19:00 / HAU2
105 min
Conception, direction and set design
Philippe Quesne
With
Isabelle Angotti, Jean-Charles Dumay, Léo Gobin, Yuika Hokama, Sébastien Jacobs, Thérèse Songue, Thomas Suire, Gaëtan Vourc'h
Assistance
François-Xavier Rouyer
Dramaturgic collaboration
Camille Louis
Stage manager
Marc Chevillon
Stage technician
Joachim Fosset
Sound manager
Samuel Gutman
Lighting manager
Thomas Laigle, Mickael Nodin
Costumes
Corine Petitpierre
Dresser
Pauline Jakobiak
Set and accessories construction
Ateliers Nanterre-Amandiers (Élodie Dauguet, Marie Maresca, Ivan Assaël, Jérôme Chrétien)
Film
César Vayssié
Sound recordings
Pierre Desprats
Production
Nanterre-Amandiers
Musical extracts
Debussy, Pan Sonic, Riz Ortolani, Jeanne Moreau, Jacob Shea & David Flemming, Puppetmastaz, …
Original music
Pierre Desprats
German Premiere 19 December 2018
Production: Nanterre-Amandiers, with support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the program “New Settings”. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens). Funded within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.