System Failure
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System Failure

Four performance specialists have been developng a new type of spectacular experience for several months now that was previously unthinkable. They designed the prototype of a program that would have the ability to anticipate the present and satisfy the viewer’s requirements in real time. Using new sensor technology, this performance optimization program will help predict the uncertainties of an uncertain present in theatrical performance. In an absurd and twisted mode crossed by cinematographical references, System Failure becomes a sneak preview of what could theater be in the not so distant future.

System Failure will be presented during the Festival d’Avignon (6 > 27.07.14) at the Théâtre des Doms.

Louise Baduel

Louise Baduel is a choreographer, dancer and video artist based in Brussels. After studying the harp at the conservatory, she joined Rosella Hightower's school for ballet and dance, continued her studies at P.A.R.T.S. and ULB where she obtained a Master in Performing Arts. Since then, Louise has collaborated with many artists and has developed a particular interest in sound dramaturge and video production. She is currently collaborating with Cie DERIVATION and the Europe Research Institute VUB.

Leslie Mannès

Leslie Mannès studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S (Brussels) and SEAD (Salzburg), and graduated in Performance Arts at the VUB. Made his own performances (inter alia ou la brune qui adorait les sardines à l'hourning in 2010), collaborated several times with Manon Santkin and is a member of the EWC collective. She danced among others with Mossoux-Bonté and worked for Ayelen Parolin and Maxence Rey.


Concept and performance: Louise Baduel, Leslie MannèsCreation, performance: Sébastien Fayard, Sébastien Jacobs, Louise Baduel, Leslie MannèsSound design: Lieven DousselaereLight design: Vincent LemaîtreSpecial effects: Aurélie PerretFeedback: Manon Santkin, Lieven DousselaereProduction: Asbk HirschkuhCoproduction: Les Brigittines with the support of the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, direction générale de la culture, service général des arts de la scèneWith the support of: BUDA kunstencentrum, the Grand Studio, wpZimmer