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Creative research laboratory - Lyon
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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2014 - 2015

Collectif Dingdingdong

Bons baisers de Huntingtonland

From 27 to 30 November 2014



Between doctors and patients : something to tell each others ?

The Dingdingdong collective brings artists, writers, philosophers, and choreographers together on the subject Huntington’s disease—a rare, incurable, genetic disease. The collective does not aim to defend those who have the disease or medical expertise, but to produce knowledge of any kind that can transform the experience of the disease into an opportunity for reflection and joie de vivre.

Alice Rivières is a young woman who has taken the pre-symptomatic test and learned that she’s a carrier for Huntington’s disease and will therefore develop it within the next few years. How can an absolutely terrifying medical prediction be turned into something other than a hopeless future?

With humor and subversion, Bons baisers de Huntingtonland puts some answers to these dizzying questions to work and to the test, like so many tragically powerful antidotes. Performed by a dancer and actors, this offering reviews the investigations and totally new methods for describing and learning that exploring the uncharted territories of Huntington’s disease forces us to use, while trying to profoundly change our way of looking at it.


Conception : Dingdingdong – Institut de coproduction de savoir sur la maladie de Huntington
Avec : Anne Collod (danse), Aurore Déon (Alice Rivières), Olivier Marboeuf (Dr Marboeuf), Valérie Pihet et Emilie Hermant
Texte : Emilie Hermant
Danse : Anne Collod
Vidéo : Fabrizio Terranova
Dramaturgie : Valérie Pihet
Scénographie : Alexis Bertrand assisté de Marion Flament
Lumières : Sébastien Merlin
Son : Elisa Monteil
Collaboration artistique : Marie Piemontese
Accompagnement à la production : Ligne Directe/Judith Martin
Résidence, création et coproduction : Les Subsistances – Lyon, La Briqueterie (CDC Vitry-sur-Seine)
Remerciements : Alice Wexler, Maud Kristen et les soleils qui ont inspirés ce spectacle : D., Paula, Suzanne et Anouck


Launched in France and Belgium in 2012, the Dingdingdong project aims to constitute a body of knowledge on Huntington’s disease coproduced by the individuals concerned while allowing them to experiment with ways of living honorably with the disease affecting them and/or their family or friends.

Dingdingdong wants to create new ways of understanding an experience that potentially concerns us all: living with a genetic disease. This desire requires inventing an innovative form of collaboration between users, researchers (medicine, philosophy, sociology, history, etc.) and artists (visual artists, writers, video makers, choreographers, etc.) to accomplish its mission: to explore the disease as it would an unknown planet and find fitting narrative forms to tell the tale well.



8€ single price

Dates & horaires

Thu 27 November 2014 / 19:00

Fri 28 November 2014 / 19:00

Sat 29 November 2014 / 19:00

Sun 30 November 2014 / 15:00


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