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In a makeshift garage, a helmeted biker and an outlandish creature, accompanied by mysterious mechanics, engage in a ritual to the sound of a harpsichord. A frontal collision between courtship display and kill.

In 2016, Théo Mercier and François Chaignaud, with their piece Radio Vinci Park, orchestrated an explosive encounter between an outlandish creature in high heels and an enigmatic helmeted biker. In a makeshift garage converted into an arena hemmed by metal barriers, the two beings engaged in a strange ritual, somewhere between courtship ritual and kill. Mercier has since conducted a number of stage experiences, particularly with the choreographer Steven Michel (Affordable Solution for Better Living) and with Marlène Saldana and Jonathan Drillet (La fille du collectionneur) or recently, with the Outremonde saga, an exhibition and performances devised with sand. Meanwhile, choreographer-dancer Chaignaud has continued his search for a porous and penetrable body, displaying a fresh facet of his rich artistic personality in each work. For his reunion with Radio Vinci Park in a “reloaded” version, there are now five performers on the track – which soon bursts at the seams as the engine of fantasy roars into overdrive.




Piece for 5 performers – 2023

Stage direction, stage design Théo Mercier Dance, singing, choreography François Chaignaud Harpsichord, musical adaptation and composition of the prologue Marie-Pierre Brébant Singing Mario Barrantes Espinoza and Daniel Wendler Stunt Cyril Bourny Art collaboration Florent Jacob Technical direction François Boulet Sound Serge Lacourt Lettering and graphics Tiphaine Buhot-Launay Graffiti DUKE 72 Technical design of costumes Clinique Vestimentaire Other costumes Camille Queval

Thanks to Bruno Izard, Vincent Bleuzet & Baylam Ballabeni

Administration & production Mandorle Productions (Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre & Emma Forster) & Alma Office (Alix Sarrade) International diffusion APROPIC (Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent & Lara van Lookeren)

Production Mandorle Productions (Garance Roggero, Jeanne Lefèvre & Emma Forster) & Alma Office (Alix Sarrade) Executive production Good World & la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023 Coproduction La Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023 Coproduction Radio Vinci Park (2016) La Ménagerie de verre - Paris, Festival Actoral - Marseille, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, CDN Nanterre-Amandiers

Mandorle productions is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) et la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

François Chaignaud is an associate artist at the Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, at Chaillot, théâtre national de la danse and the Maison de la danse of Lyon

Théo Mercier is an associate artist at the Théâtre national de Bretagne, Rennes.