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Philippe Quesne (France)

LA MÉLANCOLIE DES DRAGONS 

Presented by The Kitchen

Tuesday, January 10 - Saturday, January 14

512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tickets: $25 + fees

Running Time: 80 minutes

Photo by Martin Argyroglo

A band of longhaired metalheads decide that the snowy forest where their hatchback has stalled might be the perfect location to build a new heavy metal-themed amusement park. A helpful stranger is invited into their world of classic rock, medieval recorders, and large inflatable sculptures. An international audience favorite, this three-dimensional poem is full of visual wonder, joy and melancholy, and sincere delight in human existence.

Originally a visual artist, Philippe Quesne studied visual arts and graphic design at L’École Estienne and set design at L’École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. In 2003, he founded Vivarium Studio, a laboratory for theatrical innovation that features painters, actors, dancers, musicians and animals. Quesne is currently artistic director of the Nanterre-Amandiers Theatre in Paris.

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Conception, direction and set design Philippe Quesne

Cast Isabelle Angotti, Rodolphe Auté, Joachim Fosset, Cyril Gomez-Mathieu, Sebastien Jacobs, Victor Lenoble, Émilien Tessier, Gaëtan Vourc'h

Technical manager Marc Chevillon

Stage technician Joachim Fosset

Light technician Emanuelle Petit

Production of the Tour Nanterre-Amandiers – centre dramatique national

Original production Vivarium studio