Remaking The Universe, From The Beginning. "Germinal" By Halory Goerger & Antoine Defoort (France) Kicks Off World Stage 2016.

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Remaking The Universe, From The Beginning. "Germinal" By Halory Goerger & Antoine Defoort (France) Kicks Off World Stage 2016.
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Straddling the playful and the profound, Germinal begins with a bare stage and a group of intrepid adventurers who set out on a mission of exploration. Their task: to imagine how they would remake the universe from the beginning. Throughout the show, their 8×10-metre world becomes increasingly complex as they construct and deconstruct the history of speech, technology, politics, art — nearly all forms of social structure. With an approach both giddily charming and deeply philosophical, Germinal is a truly inventive exploration of thought and social organization.

In French with English surtitles.

About Halory Goerger & Antoine Defoort:
Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort are part of L’amicale de production, a French “project cooperative” that was founded in 2010. Taking broad aim at authorship and aesthetics, Goerger and Defoort move freely between visual art, music and interactive performance, combining their varied interests to create constantly shifting visions of theatre.


Wednesday, January 20, 8pm + Pre-show Tea
Thursday, January 21, 8pm + followed by Talkshow
Friday, January 22, 8pm
Saturday, January 23, 8pm

Fleck Dance Theatre
Tickets: $54, $15 for students & youth 29 and under
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**Pre-show Tea**
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join us one hour before the show starts for our free pre-show chat with tea, hosted by UofT prof Denise Cruz.

Over the course of the last ten years, there has been much interest in projecting a bleak future for our world: just think of the popularity of a show like The Walking Dead, the Hunger Games trilogy, or Margaret Atwood’s Maddadam series. But what if instead of ending the world as we know it, we thought about starting over? Germinal asks a provocative question: If we had the opportunity to create the world from scratch, how would we do it? Join our Scholar-in-Residence Denise Cruz in a discussion of what art can teach us about imagining a world anew, and in thinking about beginnings rather than endings. When we build the new world, what is most important for us to include? Tweet your idea @WorldStageTO to start the discussion early.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Following this evening’s performance, connect with the artists as they field your questions and discuss the work you’ve just seen. It’s the most direct behind-the-scenes access you can get. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.

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