Philippe Quesne

- Fantasmagoria

Determined to reconcile humanity with its ineluctable fate, stage director Philippe Quesne summons dancing skeletons, spinning spectres, and a small group of fifteen pianos playing mad music from beyond the grave. Through this twilight carnival, he exorcises our anxieties without ever resorting to tragedy or tears. Inspired by the phantasmagorical imagery of Robertson – the 18th century Belgian artist and engineer of the magic lantern* – Quesne has dreamt up a poetic cabaret populated by spirits and supernatural visions.

*A 16th century special effects device that projects miniature paintings from glass plates onto a screen.

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