Mia Habib

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TOUT COURT

Tout Court is a meditation on consensus, collectivity and the fragile balance between success and failure. In 2008, nine artists from six countries gathered together, without any thematic or dramaturgical starting point other than the collective creation of an original performance. Each artist was asked to arrive with a proposal for, and with the beginnings of, his or her own vision of a work. The group found its way forward from this point.

As a research, Tout Court was concerned first and foremost with the above working structure. The project took structure itself as the content of a research on collectivity, and sought to build a line of dramaturgy in the process of realizing each individual line of work in relation to the other.

As a performance, Tout Court is the tragicomic result of that process. It is 1 hour long.

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