Crowd, Gisèle Vienne | Photo Estelle Hanania
Discover Gisèle Vienne’s work from the materials of her new piece CROWD: stillness; living picture; still motion and disassembled movements.
Click here to find out more about CROWD by Gisèle Vienne, at Sadler’s Wells 8 – 9 October as part of DU 19
Supported by FranceDance UK
ABOUT GISÈLE VIENNE
Gisèle Vienne was born in 1976. She is a franco-austrian artist, choreographer and director. After graduating in Philosophy, she studied at the puppeteering school Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. She works regularly with, among other, the writers Dennis Cooper, the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley, and the light designer Patrick Riou. Since the company was founded in 1999, 14 shows have been created. She has choreographed and directed, in collaboration with the writer Dennis Cooper, I Apologize (2004) and Une belle enfant blonde / A young, beautiful blond girl (2005), Kindertotenlieder (2007) and Jerk, a radioplay in the framework of the “Atelier de Création Radiophonique” of France Culture (June 2007), the play Jerk (2008), Eternelle Idole (2009) with an ice skater and an actor, This is how you will disappear (2010), LAST SPRING: A Prequel (2011), Showroomdummies #3 rewriting of the piece created in 2001 with Etienne Bideau-Rey that is now part of the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine repertoire, The Pyre (2013), The Ventriloquists Convention (2015) in collaboration with Puppentheater Halle and Crowd (2017). Since 2005, she has been frequently exhibiting her photographs and installations. Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle published an audio book in 2 versions French and English: JERK / Through Their Tears (publisher DIS VOIR). She has published a book 40 PORTRAITS 2003-2008, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and Pierre Dourthe (publisher P.O.L). Currently she is working on a show based on Robert Walser short story Der Teich.
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