Anthéa, Antipolis Théâtre d ’Antibes
Anthéa, which opened in 2013, schedules 240 live performances in the year, of which half are drama and the rest are dance, music, marionette shows, opera, circus etc. With some 15 new shows a year, Anthéa works with partner companies like Collectif 8. This is a duo that partners director Daniel Benoin for his scenographies, using digital tools and new technology to bring video and music into live performances. Once a quarter there is an ‘Immersion’ night devoted to digital theatre. It starts with visuals projected on the theatre’s façade, continues with experimental theatre in the Salle Vaneck, and ends with after-show drinks on the 5th-floor rooftop terrace. This multidisciplinary approach prompts us to think afresh about the theatre as a flexible venue whose function can change in the course of the evening.