Gisèle Vienne

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© Estelle Hanania.
© Estelle Hanania.
© Estelle Hanania.
© Estelle Hanania.

On a summer’s night, a group of young people join together in an open field in order to dance. It isn’t clear who they are, why they have come together in this place or what’s the relationship between them, but the intensity of the electronic music and the proximity of their bodies repeatedly lead to short lived encounters and minor conflicts, thus turning the rave party into an emotional roller coaster, full of latent eroticism. In a virtuous game with time and movement, Gisèle Vienne and her group of young dancers dissect events, sometimes reducing their pace to an impressively precise slow motion, sometimes outlining them with brisk and sudden movements. The dance floor becomes a metaphor for contemporary society and its mechanisms for dealing with the erotic and aggressive impulses of the human being. The soundtrack revisits the electronic dance music of the 1990s, filling the auditorium with the pulsating techno of the Underground Resistance, together with tracks among others by Drexciya, Jeff Mills, Vapour Space, Choice and Sun Electric.

Gisèle Vienne is one of the central figures of the new French dance. Since 2004, she has created various major and influential works, such as I Apologize, Jerk, This is how you will disappear and The Ventriloquist Convention.

08 DEC 2018
SAT 19:00

09 DEC 2018
SUN 15:00

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Main Auditorium
14€ (discounts)
Duration 1h40min
M/12

Conception, choreography and scenography

Gisèle Vienne

Assisted by

Anja Röttgerkamp and Nuria Guiu Sagarra

Lights

Patrick Riou

Dramaturgy

Gisèle Vienne and Denis Cooper

Music selections from

Underground Resistance, KTL, Vapour Space, DJ Rolando, Drexciya, The Martian, Choice, Jeff Mills, Peter Rehberg, Manuel Göttsching, Sun Electric and Global Communication

Mix, edits, playlist selection

Peter Rehberg

Sound diffusion supervisor

Stephen O’Malley

Performers

Philip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Kerstin Daley-Baradel, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Massimo Fusco, Rémi Hollant, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Louise Perming, Katia Petrowick, Jonathan Schatz, Henrietta Wallberg and Tyra Wigg

Costumes

Gisèle Vienne in collaboration with Camille Queval and the performers

Sound engineer

Adrien Michel

Technical manager

Richard Pierre

Stage manager

Antoine Hordé

Light manager

Arnaud Lavisse

Special thanks

Margret Sara Guðjónsdóttir and Louise Bentkowski.

 

The Company Gisèle Vienne is supported by Ministère de la culture et de la communication – DRAC Grand Est, la Région Grand Est and Ville de Strasbourg

The company is supported by Institut Français for international touring

Gisèle Vienne is associate artist at the Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national and at the Théâtre National de Bretagne - direction Arthur Nauzyciel

 

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