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GERMINAL | Project Arts Centre | Dublin
Space Upstairs
Germinal part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 at Project Arts CentreGERMINAL (DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL)

26 - 28 SEPT 2013
Space Upstairs

By Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger
Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival

Tickets €25 - 30

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In the beginning there was nothing. Then there was light. Then darkness. And then light again…

Germinal is a playful and inventive production in which four performers draw from sources as diverse as philosophy, strategy video games and the films of Jacques Demy to conjure a universe in a black box. Using simple theatre tools – mixers, microphones, intercoms – they discover telepathy and invent speech, moving quickly to construct the very foundations of social interaction. The explorers map reality bit by bit in speech bubbles, on digital screens and in exuberant sing-alongs. As their environment becomes increasingly complex, a challenge is posed: in a world-system founded on categories and classifications, how can they maintain togetherness?

Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort move freely between visual art, music and interactive performance, combining their eclectic interests to create constantly shifting visions of theatre.

"A feast for language lovers… They have more than earned the thunderous applause afterwards" cobra.be

Performed in French with English surtitles.
Performance briefly includes strong, flashing lights.

There will be a post-show discussion with members of the company following the performance on 26 September.


7.30pm, 26 September 2013 ~ Tickets €25
7.30pm, 27 & 28 September 2013 ~ Tickets €30
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Duration 80mins, no interval

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Conceived by Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort
Lighting and Video: Sébastien Bausseron
Lighting Consultant: Annie Leuridan
Technical Direction: Maël Teillant
Sound: Robin Mignot
Production: l’Amicale de production
Production Manager, Outside Eyes: Julien Fournet
Production Assistant: Mathilde Maillard
Administration: Sarah Calve
Cast: Arnaud Boulogne, Ondine Cloez, Antoine Defoort, Halory Goerger & Mathilde Maillard (Hotliner)

With the kind support of: