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Annie Hanauer, Deborah Lennie, Ingvild Marstein Olsen

Sound: Patrice Grente

Images: Christophe Bisson

Lights: Nicolas Bordes

PUSH is a tri-lingual largely improvised performance based on extracts from Gertrude Stein's revolutionary text Tender Buttons.

Two dancers, two musicians and a film-maker search through this enigmatic text how our lives, our surroundings, our histories ... our realities, are articulated. Or not.

PUSH and the company For Want of a Better, are supported by the Théâtre du Champ Exquis, Nationally Conventioned Dramatic Centre for the Arts, Culture and Youth.


What is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this current.

What is the wind, what is it.

Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow and green are blue, a pink is scarlet, a bow is every color. A line distinguishes it. A line just distinguishes it.

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Au milieu d'un petit lieu quasi nu

il y a une jolie chose à dire que

le poignet mène. Le poignet mène.


PUSH also exists as an in-situ performance, totally tuned in with the surroundings.  Interior or exterior, in varying formats

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