Georges is animated and inanimate.
Georges performs.
Georges raises his voice.
Georges is articulated.
Georges tells “dead people stories.”
And what if those dead people had a presence, a spirit, and a sense of humour ?

Georges was created by Mylène Benoit and Julika Mayer for the Sujets à Vif / Festival d’Avignon 2018

Mylène Benoit, a plastic artist and choreographer, makes dance resonate like a plastic object. After winning a residency at the Villa Kujoyama, she created La Maladresse (Clumsiness) and Gikochina-sa in 2018. She is an associate artist with the Phare CCN and in a long-term residency at L’échangeur-CDCN Hauts-de-France.

Julika Mayer is a puppeteer. Her work focuses on the relationship between the body and the space, the object, and the puppet. In 2011, she won a residency at the Institut français in Berlin. She returned to Germany to be co-director of the puppeteering department at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart.

Creation 2018


  • Conception et interpretation Mylène Benoit and Julika Mayer
  • Artistic collaboration Magda Kachouche
  • Text Patricia Mitton
  • Administration, production, press AlterMachine /Laure Meilhac, Carole Willemot, Noura Sairour et Elisabeth Le Coënt
  • Diffusion Juliette Malot
  • Production  Contour Progressif
  • Coproduction SACD, Festival d’Avignon
  • With the support of L’echangeur-CDCN Hauts de France, Internationales Erlangen, Fitz! Zentrum für Figurentheater Stuttgart, TJP CDN de Strasbourg, le Vivat scène conventionnée danse et théâtre d’Armentières
  • With the help of Fonds Transfabrik – Deutschfranzösischer Fonds für darstellende Künste
  • Thanks Antje Töpfer, Florian Feisel, Arnaud Louskipane, Janusz Debinski, Michael Vogel, Max Legoubé et Renaud Herbin
  • GEORGES will be created for the Sujets à Vif / Festival d’Avignon 2018


Duration : 30 min