The play

Following the pen of the writer Dominique Ziegler and immersed in the poetic world of Joan Mompart, children and adults alike will stroll with comedians through the exhibit The Boomerang Effect The Aboriginal Arts in Australia at the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève and the permanent exhibit of the Musée de l’Homme in Paris. The public will trace back the odyssey of their own ancestors and the one of the first inhabitants of Australia.

Genome Odyssey is a multidisciplinary project that blends together theatre, science and museography. It tries to distance itself from stereotypes and to communicate the mysteries hidden in DNA and the story of humankind. Imagined in collaboration with scientists, this play was inspired by a recent discovery in genomics.

A trip to Australia and exceptional encounters with Aboriginal Australians helped the team to create a play respectful towards Aboriginal Australian communities and their culture. It is also through the ancestral stories of these peoples that resisted and survived the European colonizers that the audience will discover the story of their genome.

Play for children and families in French. Recommended 8 years old and above.
More information and booking


Alongside the play, Aboriginal Australian story telling will also be staged at the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève.
More information.