Philippe Quesne

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Philippe Quesne

Philippe Quesne, born in 1970, studied Fine Arts, Visual Design, and Set Design in Paris. During the last ten years he has designed opera and theatre sets as well as concerts and art exhibitions. In 2003, he created Vivarium Studio in Paris, a laboratory for theatrical innovation, which features painters, actors, dancers, musicians and the dog Hermès. Philippe Quesne conceives and stages shows with a dramaturgy based on a strong connection between space, set, and bodies. The sets often become working studios or “vivarium spaces” that present a human microcosm. He wrote, designed and directed “La Démangeaison des Ailes” (2003), “L’ʼEffet de Serge” (2007), “La Mélancolie des dragons” (2008), “Big Bang” (2010) and “Pièce pour la technique du Schauspiel de Hanovre” (2011), among tohers. In 2012, Quesne contributed to the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin collective production “Infinite Jest”, a novel by David Foster Wallace, with a specific creation at Berlin Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene. His multidisciplinary performances were presented in Belgium, USA, Brazil, Korea, Portugal, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany and Switzerland.

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