Halory Goerger & Antoine Defoort Brussels / Lille


Moving freely between theatre, performance and visual art, Frenchmen Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort use all kinds of media and eclectic interests to invent a perpetually shifting and ‘deframed’ theatrical genre. In their work, the cobbled together seems to cohabit with the learned, the tragic with the incongruous. Germinal, their latest creation, envisages the black box of theatre as a completely blank place. “If you had the chance of starting from scratch, even within eight metres by eight, how would you do it?” Four individuals reinvent language and as thinking beings find that they are capable of bringing out a world-system. They move from revelation to revelation like explorers, laying everything out on view, from the laws of physics to the foundations of social interaction. An exhilarating philosophical epic from start to finish, Germinal is about the fabrication of theatre as a metaphor for the construction of man. Nothing less than extraordinary!

NXTSTP partners: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Alkantara Festival (Lisbon), Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine (Bordeaux), Baltoscandal Festival (Rakvere), De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam)