Tout va Bien – contemporary physical theatre

This week, internationally acclaimed choreographer Alain Buffard brings his work Tout va Bien to the UK for the first time. Passionate and fiery with strong language, sexually explicit scenes and depictions of violence, this show isn’t for the faint of heart.

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect:

Alain Buffard’s Tout va Bien is showing at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday 22 May. Get tickets here

Get to know… Choreographer Alain Buffard

What do you fear the most and why?
The stupidity of men, the brutality of the politic men, intolerance of the others.

Which mobile number do you call the most?
My husband

What – or where – is perfection?
Johann Sebastian Bach

 Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?
Baron de Charlus in Proust’s Search of Lost Time, because he is a model for his eccentric mannerisms and he is a real dandy.

 What’s your favourite ritual?
Hammam

 Which living person do you most admire (and why)?
They are all dead!

What other talent or skill would you like to possess?
Playing the piano and singing well

Tell us about a special memory you have of Southbank Centre?
Performing Parades & Changes last year

If you could programme your ideal Southbank Centre show, which artists (living or dead) would you bring?
Kurt Weill

What’s your favourite website?
The French newspaper Liberation. I’m touring a lot that’s the only way to stay connected with my country.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Humility

What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?
George Frideric Handel, Rodelinda: duetto ‘Io t’abbraccio’

Alain Buffard’s Tout va Bien is showing at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday 22 May. Get tickets here