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Philippe Quesne and CAMPO
How do young people really think and feel? Ground-breaking Belgian theatre company CAMPO have made it their business to find out, exploring the world from a child’s point of view.
In Next Day, 13 performers aged 8–11 gave a moving and honest account of everyday life. Their seemingly normal rituals became extraordinary, absurd and provocative under the microscopic lens of Paris-based visual artist and director Philippe Quesne.
A sell-out at LIFT 2012, CAMPO invited audiences to share an unexpected glimpse into a child’s view of the adult world.
There was also live music and a late bar after the show.
The performance on 27 June was followed by a post-show talk chaired by the Unicorn’s artistic director Purni Morell, with director Philippe Quesne.
Presented by LIFT and the Unicorn Theatre. Co-produced by LIFT, Theater Der Welt 2014, Festival d’Automne à Paris/Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, La Bâtie — Festival de Genève. Supported by Noorderzon Groningen, HAU and the Representation of the Government of Flanders in the UK.
Images: by Phile Deprez, Martin Argylogro and Phillipe Digneffe