Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

A crowd of young adults possessed by a contagious excitement poses a question: How much do we desire violence?

In addition to its dramaturgical and formal perfection, the work of Gisèle Vienne disturbs and disquiets audiences. Vienne carefully dissects and ascertains the darkness that resides within us all.

The stage is a party spontaneously organized by a group of young adults in 21st-century Europe. Attracted by the intense excitement and music, they are high on a kind of emotional roller coaster. Their unrestrained movement is contagious and overwhelming. The music that stimulates them comprises mainly of Detroit techno tracks from the early 1990s, as well as original music by the duo KTL (Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley).

On the other hand, the “subtexts” created by Vienne with the writer Dennis Cooper and the 15 dancers are not voiced at all. Their words are rather translated into diverse movements that immerse the audience in a vast number of simultaneous narratives.

This crowd forms a community that experiences particularly intense emotions and reaches a state where their senses are very much heightened.

Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi. Gisèle Vienne, CROWD, 2018, ROHM Theatre Kyoto. Photo by Takuya Matsumi.

YEAR
2018
DATES
10.6(Sat)-10.7(Sun)
VENUE
South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto
DURATION
90min.
CITY
Strasbourg, France
CATEGORY

Gisèle Vienne

Born in 1976, Gisèle Vienne is a franco-austrian artist, choreographer and director. After graduating in Philosophy she studied puppeteering at the L’Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. Vienne works regularly with, among others, the writer Dennis Cooper, the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley and the light designer Patrick Riou. In collaboration with Dennis Cooper, Vienne has choreographed and directed fourteen works which have been presented at institutions such as Volksbühne Berlin and international festivals such as Festival d’Avignon. Since 2005 she has also frequently exhibited photographs and installations. This year L’Association de la Critique awarded Vienne the Grand Prix award in dance for her work CROWD. Following This is How You Will Disappear in 2010, this marks Vienne’s second appearance at Kyoto Experiment.

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Conception, choreography and scenographyGisèle Vienne
Assisted byAnja Röttgerkamp and Nuria Guiu Sagarra
Music selections fromUnderground Resistance, KTL, Vapour Space, DJ Rolando, Drexciya, The Martian, Choice, Jeff Mills, Peter Rehberg, Manuel Göttsching, Sun Electric and Global Communication
Edits & playlist selectionPeter Rehberg
Sound diffusion supervisorStephen O’Malley
Sound engineerAdrien Michel
Light designPatrick Riou
DramaturgyGisèle Vienne and Denis Cooper
PerformersPhilip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Kerstin Daley-Baradel, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Massimo Fusco, Nuria Guiu Sagarra, Rémi Hollant, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Louise Perming, Katia Petrowick, Jonathan Schatz and Henrietta Wallberg
Production & bookingAlma Office, Anne-Lise Gobin, Alix Sarrade & Camille Queval
AdministrationEtienne Hunsinger
Executive producerDACM
CoproducersNanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national / Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène européenne / Wiener Festwochen / manège, scène nationale - reims / Théâtre national de Bretagne, direction Arthur Nauzyciel / Centre Dramatique National Orléans/ Loiret/Centre / La Filature, Scène nationale - Mulhouse / BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen.
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.
SupportCCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique national de Grenoble // CND Centre national de la danse (Pantin)
Supported bythe Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018, Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon
Presented byKYOTO EXPERIMENT, KYOTO STEAM— World cultural exchange festival—Executive Committee
Gisèle Vienne is associate artist at Nanterre Amandiers, centre dramatique national and at Théâtre National de Bretagne, Direction Arthur Nauzyciel.

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