La Fille du collectionneur
La Fille du collectionneur, Théo Mercier’s third production, was commissioned by the Nanterre – Amandiers theatre, where it will be presented in November 2017, before
embarking on an international tour. Théo Mercier has designed a complex and ambitious set emblematic of the crossdisciplinary aspect of his practice, where several characters in search of a genealogy of art will interact.
Radio Vinci Park
Theo Mercier has also been working as a stage director, enjoying great success. He has already directed three productions, which were presented in many countries and on several continents; his stage work is supported and followed by many institutions and festivals.
Radio Vinci Park, Théo Mercier’s second production, premiered at the Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) and was performed many times internationally. In a car park, to the sound of a harpsichord going through the baroque repertoire, from Henri Purcell to Michael Nyman, Théo Mercier staged a dance of seduction, love and death between an impassive biker and a mysterious, androgynous character played by dancer, singer and choreographer François Chaignaud. The audience sitting around them were witness to this indecisive, both daily and mythological scene, in which all the scary aspects of underground car parks played a part – their darkness, their solitude, their silence, their dangerousness.