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For his new large-scale theatre creation, which marks the twentieth anniversary of his company Vivarium Studio, Philippe Quesne has been inspired by the equally famous and enigmatic triptych by Hieronymus Bosch, the “Garden of Delights”. The 15th century painter’s fantastic allegories describe the radical upheaval of traditional, technical and political standards in a time of transition. The director gathers a team of actors, musicians and technicians who are ready to undertake a similar journey through time and into the present. In a place they find abandoned, they organise themselves in their own way as a community, using the things they find here and drawing on their own experiences, the memory of the place and the theatre.

Conception, staging and scenography Philippe Quesne Created with and performed by Jean-Charles Dumay, Léo Gobin, Sébastien Jacobs, Elina Löwensohn, Nuno Lucas, Isabelle Prim, Thierry Raynaud, Gaëtan Vourc’h Original texts Laura Vazquez Costumes, Sculptures Karine Marques Ferreira Collaboration on scenography Élodie Dauguet Dramaturgy Éric Vautrin Assistant François-Xavier Rouyer Technical collaboration Marc Chevillon Sound Janyves Coïc Lighting Jean-Baptiste Boutte Video Matthias Schnyder Props Mathieu Dorsaz Stage management François Boulet, Martine Staerk Stage technician Ewan Guichard Lighting technician Cassandre Colliard Dressing Estelle Boul, Cécile Delanoë Set build Ateliers du Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne Production and booking Judith Martin, Elizabeth Gay Production Vivarium Studio Charlotte Kaminski Production Vivarium Studio, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Coproduction by Festival d’Avignon, Ruhrtriennale (DE), Athens Epidaurus Festival (GR), Tangente St. Pölten, Festival für Gegenwartskultur (AT), Berliner Festspiele (DE), Théâtre du Nord, Centre Dramatique National Lille Tourcoing Hauts-de-France, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Pôle européen de création et de production, Les 2 Scènes, Scène nationale de Besançon, Centro dramatico nacional (Madrid, ES), MC93, Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis Bobigny, Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Scène européenne, Kampnagel (Hamburg, DE), Festival NEXT, Scène nationale Carré-Colonnes Bordeaux-Métropole, National Theater and Concert Hall Taipei (TW). Sponsored by Claussen-Simon-Stiftung. Supported by ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius as part of the ZEIT FÜR WELTTHEATER series.