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Pascal Rambert
A (micro) history of world economics, danced

Fri, Oct 11 at 7:30pm (sold out)
Sat, Oct 12 at 2:30pm
Sat, Oct 12 at 7:30pm + post-show Q&A with Pascal Rambert
(sold out)
Sun, Oct 13 at 2:30pm
La MaMa

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French playwright/director Pascal Rambert returns to Crossing the Line with this acclaimed production investigating our collective economic history.

Originally created during the height of the European economic crisis, this large-scale dance piece is based on the life experiences of New Yorkers, recruited by Rambert to discuss and explore the economy’s effects on their lives in writing workshops prior to the performance. Joined by professional dancers, the workshop participants recreate their daily actions on stage in a performance of raw bodies, accompanied by a professional choir and a spoken economic history provided by economist Eric Méchoulan of the University of Montreal.

Created in collaboration with Eric Méchoulan with performers Clémentine Baert, Cécile Musitelli & Virginie Vaillant. Produced by Théâtre de Gennevilliers centre dramatique de création contemporaine.

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Livestream on Friday
Out of town? Catch the Friday, October 11 performance online starting at 7:30pm.

Post-show Q&A on Saturday
There will be a Q&A with Pascal Rambert following the 7:30pm performance on Saturday, October 12.

La MaMa

CTL 2013 co-production with La MaMa & Performance Space 122 (PS122)


With the support of the Institut français, in the frame of its Théâtre Export Program; the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD); & the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

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Pascal Rambert

Since 2007 Pascal Rambert has been director of the Théâtre de Gennevilliers (T2G), which he has turned into the Centre Dramatique National de Création Contemporaine, a place that produces only works by living artists (theatre, dance, opera, contemporary art, cinema and philosophy). His theatre and dance creations have been performed in Europe, North America and Asia. His texts (theatre, stories and poetry) have been published in France by Solitaires Intempestifs but also translated, published and directed in English, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Croat, Slovenian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch. His choreographic pieces have been performed at Europe's main dance festivals: Montpellier, Avignon, Utrecht, Berlin, and Hamburg, as well as in New York and Tokyo. Pascal Rambert has directed several operas in France and the United States as well as short films that have won awards at the festivals of Pantin, Locarno, Miami, and Paris.

His latest play, Love's End, created at the Avignon Festival in 2011 with Audrey Bonnet and Stanislas Nordey, has been successful worldwide. He has created adaptations of Love's End at the Moscow Art Theatre, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, as well as in New York, Zagreb, Modena, Rome, Tokyo, and Berlin. Pascal Rambert created A (Micro) Economic History of the World, danced at T2G in 2010, and has since adapted it in Japan, Germany, New York, and Los Angeles. His latest text, Avignon à vie was created at the Cour d’Honneurof the Papel Palace at the 2013 Avignon Festival. Pascal Rambert will direct his play Répétition, written for Emmanuelle Béart, Audrey Bonnet, Stanislas Nordey, and Denis Podalydès with choreography by New York's Nature Theater of Oklahoma, at T2G in 2014 within the Autumn Festival in Paris.



French Morning (Oct 11)

The New York Times (Oct 10)

Time Out New York: Interview with Pascal Rambert (Oct 3)

The New Yorker (Oct 3)

The New York Times (Sept 7)

Hyperallergic (Sept 5)

Time Out NY Critics' Pick (July 16)

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