Coming Soon To a Town Near You… French Performance Artists
Two French performance artists’ nudity, simulated violence and sex acts, and use of faux-urine and feces, shocked the crowd and even the promoter at Dahl Arts Center on Wednesday.
After stripping off their grubby clothes, the pair gobbled potato chips and spit them on the crowd, vomited into a filthy commode and threw around fake feces and urine before being shut down about a half hour into what was to be a 45-minute performance.
Costes, a French performance art duo consisting of one 50-something man, Jean-Louis Costes, and a 20-something woman, Lisou Prout, were the fourth act of five scheduled to perform Wednesday at the Dahl.
The act consisted of choreography, singing, spoken word and acting set to a prerecorded soundtrack of loud music, noise and discordant sounds. It was all in French, but people who saw it said it was basically a depiction of American life from birth to death, portrayed in the most extreme way possible.
There were also plenty of “props.”
The last straw, apparently, was a simulated sex act involving a carrot.
Rapid City- You got punked.
Here is a sampling of the French act “Costes”…
Warning- for mature audience- put down the food.
Can you imagine this in Rapid City, South Dakota?
It’s probably best that the theatre did not book this act the same time as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.