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Internationales Sommerfestival 2018
Gisèle Vienne:


  • © Estelle Hanania
  • © Estelle Hanania
  • © Estelle Hanania
  • © Estelle Hanania
Theater & Performance / Dance
  • Fri, 10.08.2018 20:30
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 11.08.2018 20:30
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sun, 12.08.2018 19:30
    Kampnagel – K2

Gisèle Vienne, stage artist for emotional abysses and ecstatic states, shows in her biggest scenic overpowering to date an emotional tramping party crowd.

Gisèle Vienne, a stage artist exploring mental chasms and ecstatic conditions, showcases an emotionally chaotic party crowd in her biggest piece of overpowering performance thus far.
Fifteen youthful-looking nighttime dancers perform, in slow motion, to a playlist by musician Peter Rehberg with classics from the rave scene and its electronic forerunners, like Manuel Göttsching. And the music sets the scene for an emotional state of emergency: The party guests’ movements are masterfully slowed down and stylized, allowing the dancers’ quasi-religious ecstasy to be dissected and a palette of complex feelings to expand before viewers’ eyes and ears. Moments of love and violence, intimacy and aversion emerge amid the collective frenzy, and viewer perception shifts with the rhythm of the music and bodies. In CROWD, emotions are literally laid bare and they tell stories written behind the images as a subtext by author Dennis Cooper. In this way, French choreographer Gisèle Vienne continues a theatrical journey that produced disturbingly exhilarating moments in earlier editions of the International Summer Festival.

CROWD production leaflet (PDF download)


  • Conception, Choreography and Scenography: Gisèle Vienne
  • Assisted by: Anja Röttgerkamp, Nuria Guiu Sagarra
  • Lights: Patrick Riou
  • Dramaturgy: Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper
  • Music selections from : Underground Resistance, KTL, Vapour Space, DJ Rolando, Drexciya, The Martian, Choice, Jeff Mills, Peter Rehberg, Manuel Göttsching, Sun Electric, Global Communication
  • 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, Nuria Guiu Sagarra, Rémi Hollant, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Louise Perming, Katia Petrowick, Jonathan Schatz, Tyra Wig
  • Costumes: Gisèle Vienne
  • in collaboration with: Camille Queval, Performers
  • Sound Engineer: Adrien Michel
  • Technical Manager: Richard Pierre
  • Stage Manager: Antoine Hordé
  • Light Manager : Arnaud Lavisse

Production by: DACM. Co-production by: Nanterre-Amandiers CDN, Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Le Manège Scène nationale de Reims, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes, CDN Orléans/Loiret/Centre, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), La Filature Scène nationale de Mulhouse. 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 Nanterre-Amandiers, centre dramatique national and Théâtre National de Bretagne, Direction Arthur Nauzyciel. Hamburg Performances supported by: Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA.

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