Harbourfront Centre Toronto presents World Stage 2016 GERMINAL January 20 – 23 2016

From a media release:

Harbourfront Centre presents
World Stage 2016 
January 20 – 23, 2016 at Fleck Dance Theatre

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TORONTO - Harbourfront Centre will launch World Stage 2016 with Germinal, one of the most talked-about pieces in the international performance circuit in recent years. Performing January 20 – 23 at the Fleck Dance Theatre, this unique production from France straddles the playful and the profound.

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.

Since its 2012 premiere, Germinal has received critical acclaim through its performances across Europe and select North America cities. 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.

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2016
by Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort
Performed in French with English surtitles
Fleck Dance Theatre
Wednesday, January 20 – Saturday, January 23, 2016
All performances at 8PM
Tickets: $15 for Youth (up to 29 years) and full-time students / $54 for Adults

To Purchase Tickets:
Phone: 416-973-4000
Online: harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage        
Box Office: 235 Queens Quay West

World Stage Season Pass: Access to all productions including the World Stage Mirror Ball.
Three-Show Flex Pass: Three transferable tickets for any performances during the season.
Both passes provide savings of up to 45%.
The Season Pass is available until January 23 and the Flex Pass is available until February 20.