Augustine Machine Ou Encore Une Nuit D’Insomnie

Directed by Travis Preston

Travis Preston (Executive Artistic Director, CalArts Center for New Performance) leads an international ensemble from California Institute of the Arts and Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Paris.

Using the history and origins of hysteria as an entrypoint, the ensemble examines the breadth of possibilities of the human body. A visible alphabet of dance, video projection, and collage become tools for physical expression. The company moves through Hysteria, Ecstasy, and Revolt in this metaphorical testament to the collective experience.

Developed in the U.S. and France, this thrilling new work features creative contributions from Amanda Shank, Marie Darrieussecq, Tom Gunning, and more.

Developed in partnership with Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Paris.