Extinction

Julien Gosselin (France), Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur (France) & Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Germany)

Minimum age 15+
300 minutes
Multilingual spoken
Dutch & French surtitled
Full: € 21,00
Reduction: € 19,00
Young Rate: € 6,00
Sat 18.11.23 Le Phénix Valenciennes
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Already in his early twenties top producer Julien Gosselin astonished the world with his epic theatre marathons, often based on classics of contemporay literature. Roberto Bolaño's 2666, Michel Houellebecq's Les particules élémentaires, three novels by Don De Lillo : in the hands of Gosselin they become enormous happenings that can last as long as twelve hours.
This time the Frenchman lets his company Si vous pouviez lécher mon coeur collaborate with the actors of the legendary Berlin Volksbühne. They take you along to the artistic and intellectual refinement of the Vienna of the years 1900. But its pursuit of beauty and ideals hides a longing for death and a restrained brutality. In this context Gosselin situates the destruction of  western civilisation and culture. On stage : the apocalypse of yesterday and today, in the language of Arthur Schnitzler and Thomas Bernhard.
Extinction is radical text theatre, an electronic musical concert and an impressive video installation all in one.
In corealisation with Le Manège, Maubeuge
Text Thomas Bernhard, Arthur Schnitzler, Hugo Von Hofmannsthal Adaptation & direction Julien Gosselin 
Scenography Lisetta Buccellato Dramaturgy Eddy D’aranjo, Johanna Höhmann Music Guillaume Bachelé, Maxence Vandevelde Translation Anne Pernas, Francesca Spinazzi (Panthea) Lighting design Nicolas Joubert Video Jérémie Bernaert, Pierre Martin Oriol Sound design Julien Feryn Costumes Caroline Tavernier Video operators Jérémie Bernaert, Baudoin Rencurel With participation from all sections of Si vous pouviez lécher mon coeur and the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 
With Guillaume Bachelé, Joseph Drouet, Denis Eyriey, Carine Goron, Zarah Kofler, Rosa Lembeck, Max Von Mechow, Victoria Quesnel, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Maxence Vandevelde
PRODUCTION Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur – Volksbühne Am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. COPRODUCTION Wiener Fest-wochen – Le Phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes, pôle européen de création – Printemps des comédiens, Montpellier – Festival d’Automne à Paris – Festival d’Avignon – Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers – Théâtre de la Ville- Paris – Maison de la culture d’Amiens – De Singel Anvers... (to be finalized). WITH AID FROM Ministry of Culture. WITH THE ARTISTIC PARTICIPATION OF Jeune Théâtre National. WITH SUPPORT FROM Le Channel, scène nationale de Calais – L’Odéon, Théâtre de l’Europe. Julien Gosselin and Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur are associated artists at the pôle européen de création Le Phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes, and the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. Julien Gosselin is associate artist at the Volksbühne Berlin. Si vous pouviez lécher mon cœur is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication-DRAC Hauts-de-France and the region Hauts-de-France. JOINTLY PRODUCED BY Théâtre de la Ville-Paris – Festival d’Automne à Paris – Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national. Thomas Bernhard is represented by L’ARCHE-agence théâtrale (www.arche-editeur.com).