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GERMINAL Comes to Portland

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s 12th annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA), September 11-21, 2014, will feature the French show, GERMINAL, one of the most talked-about shows on the international arts circuit.

GERMINAL is led by Frenchmen Antoine Defoort and Halory Goerger, whose clever mix of visual art, theater, music, and sociology marked them as rising stars at the 2013 Avignon Festival.

Both whimsical and deeply philosophical in approach, GERMINAL asks: if we had the opportunity to start the world from scratch, how would we do it? As this sometimes absurd and humorous creation tale unfurls, characters invent telepathy, question physics, construct new rules for social engagement and dream up language. GERMINAL smartly dismantles the conventions of theater into a metaphor for human evolution and employs the stage as a fruitful open space where new worlds are up for the making.

GERMINAL will be performed live in Portland at PSU on Sept. 18 and 19, in French (with projected English subtitles.

For 20% off tickets to GERMINAL, Alliance members and bulletin readers can use the following unique discount code: tba14francaise. This code can be used for online sales of GERMINAL, which are available now via this link (enter the discount code at checkout). Patrons can also visit or call the TBA Box Office and present their discount code to staff.

Click here for the complete TBA lineup which includes artists, exhibitions, and performances from around the world, including France, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, Morocco, Israel, and the Philippines.

There will also be a free lecture/conversation session with the performers; click here for that info.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:30 PM
Friday, September 19, 2014 9:45 PM
Portland State University, Lincoln Performance Hall
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1620 SW Park, Portland, OR, United States, 97201

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