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World Stage 2016 Germinal
January 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - January 23, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Using the theatre as a whimsical metaphor for human civilization, Germinal begins with a bare stage and four intrepid adventurers who set out to imagine how they would remake the universe from the beginning. With an approach both giddily charming and deeply philosophical, the performers construct and deconstruct the history of science, technology and societal structures in an experimental way.
“Germinal is a funny, charming, intelligent work that ingeniously holds the mirror up to us by employing the making of theatre as a metaphor for the construction of civilization,” explains Artistic Director Tina Rasmussen. “With World Stage, I always want to provoke a conversation about our active role as citizens of the world and Germinal does indeed do just that.”
Germinal creators Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort are part of L’amicale de production, a French “project cooperative” established in 2010. Taking broad aim at authorship and aesthetics, they move freely between visual art, music and interactive performance, combining their varied interests to create constantly shifting visions of theatre.
Special discussions will complement these Germinal performances (free with ticket purchase):
January 20: Pre-show Tea on Opening Night with World Stage’s Scholars-in-Residence from the University of Toronto, Denise Cruz and Matthew Sergi.
January 21: Post-show “Talkshow” invites the audience to connect with the artists who will answer questions about the performance.
To Purchase Tickets:
Box Office: 235 Queens Quay West