Centre dramatique national Nanterre-Amandiers / Steven Michel & Théo Mercier

GRIP evenings: Affordable Solution for Better Living

In Affordable Solution for Better Living, visual artist Théo Mercier and choreographer Steven Michel place a Kallax – a most peculiar totem – in the middle of a spotless space. The flagship shelf unit by the giant company Ikea epitomizes “beauty for all” and the democratization of design. 

Affordable Solution for Better Living

In three acts, the show debunks the model and unfurls the convictions and doubts of a nearly perfect and polished man. A centaur, half man and half furniture, absurdly builds his own customized interior, unique and yet like all the others.

Credits
Idee en choreografieThéo Mercier and Steven Michel
MetSteven Michel
TekstJonathan Drillet
Voice-overJonathan Drillet, Kathryn Marshall
ScenografieThéo Mercier and Steven Michel
LichtÉric Soyer
GeluidPierre Desprats
KostuumontwerpThéo Mercier en Steven Michel
KostuumproductieDorota Kleszcz
ProductieleidingFrançois Boulet
Productie & boekingenNanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, boekingen i.s.m. Art Happens – Sarah de Ganck
Productie Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, apap – Performing Europe 2020 – met de steun van Culture Programme of the European Union
CoproductieBonlieu Scène nationale Annecy
Samenwerking metworkspacebrussels / Life Long Burning, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
Met dank aanActoral – Festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines & Montévidéo, Créations Contemporaines – Atelier de Fabrique Artistique, La ménagerie de verre, Campo-Gand (Belgium) en Jean-Paul Lespagnard