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A Visual Playdate for Adults Sep 11, 2015

A pack of pals crammed into an old Volkswagon in the middle of a snow dusted grove towing a makeshift stage (which you only learn about later) was not the tip off. It was the cans of Rainier. And then it was heavy metal meeting the theme from Bonanza. And after that it was the lone bicycler whose curiosity morphs into a meeting with her long lost children or dearest neighbor's children or maybe she just doesn't differentiate intimacies from strangers.

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Performance in 3 Words Sep 11, 2015

"I remember this performance from France but never had the chance to see it. Philippe Quesne is famous and I really wanted to get the picture.

Here I am: 3 words to describe this performance: surprising, offbeat humour, fun. It is a cock and bull story, you just enjoy it as it goes. I loved all the songs and it is entailing, I especially well-liked 'Still Loving You' played with the recorder, I used to do it! :)."

 

 

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On Amusement Sep 11, 2015

Phillipe Quesne’s La Melancolie des dragons is a light-hearted and playful exploration of that which is opposite to melancholy: amusement. A group of heavy metal musicians stranded in the wilderness transform a winter landscape by creating an amusement park of the mind which they build and share with the receptive encouragement of the perfect audience member – a wide-eyed, maternal figure in a black Iron Maiden shirt and puffy coat,  who happens upon the band of men when their car breaks down.

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