MASTERCLASS – WRITING WITH THE SETTING
WITH Philippe Quesne (FRANCE)
French director Philippe Quesne, when using a type of mechanical research, creates a technical theatre lab that intelligently modifies the genre’s conventions and generates an ambiguous universe in which dreams and matter, sounds and words, smoke and light, loneliness and group all mingle. Everything converges to validate what cannot be mastered, creating – along with the obvious fun and laughter – a feeling of unrest, a need to ask questions and distort our view of the world. When working with the scenic presence realism, the actors overflow what they call a dead stage, adapting themselves to space with the detachment and focus of someone trapped in their own private universe. Strange and disturbing, Quesne’s work, in its apparent ease in movement and sequencing, highlights concerns about our social organization, our ability to be human. The conference will be an opportunity to discover the French director’s work and the importance of space and define his process of creation through discussions and observation of images.
March 13th, Friday, from 10:30am to 1:30pm.