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Théo Mercier & Steven Michel - Affordable Solution for Better Living

Italian premiere (2018, 70’)

choreography Théo Mercier, 
Steven Michel

Steven Michel

text Jonathan Drillet

 Jonathan Drillet, Fanny Santer

translation of surtitles 
Armelle Chrétien
set design 
Théo Mercier, Steven Michel

lighting design Éric Soyer
sound design Pierre Desprats 

costumes Théo Mercier 
Steven Michel

costume making Dorota Kleszcz
stage management François Boulet

production and booking Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National
booking in collaboration with Art Happens – Sarah de Ganck

executive production Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Apap – Performing Europe 2020
co-production Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy
in collaboration with Workspacebrussels – Life Long Burning

with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

thanks to 
Actoral – festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines, Montévidéo Créations Contemporaines – Atelier de Fabrique artistique, 
La ménagerie de verre,
 CAMPO, Ghent (Belgio),
 Jean-Paul Lespagnard


In Affordable Solution for Better Living, “a work created with four hands and two feet” in three acts, a centaur half-man half-furniture builds both himself and his custom-made habitat, unique yet the same as everyone else’s, standard and personal. This is an absurd, hybrid world, between écorché body and stereotypical design, between athletic health and inner disorders, between irony and drama, humour and anxiety, which reveals the multiform contradictory face of man, frighteningly harmonious and dark at the same time, under the appearance of an everyday normalcy, ordinary and domestic, made of forms and counter-forms, construction and destruction.

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