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Internationales Sommerfestival 2019

Marry Me in Bassiani

  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Aude Arago
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Aude Arago
  • © Aude Arago
  • © Gaelle Astier Perret
Dance / Wheelchair users / With audio description
  • Wed, 07.08.2019 20:00 [World Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Thu, 08.08.2019 20:30 [Talk]
    Discussion after the show
    Stage introduction before the show
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Fri, 09.08.2019 20:30
    Kampnagel – K6
  • Sat, 10.08.2019 20:30
    Kampnagel – K6

At the end of the Summer Festival in August 2019, 16 further venues had already been confirmed to present this piece. All dates are listet at / PRODUCTIONS / Marry Me In Bassiani. 

Georgian folk dance meets club culture: a clever dance spectacle with resistance potential.

The audience went wild when French media-art collective (LA)HORDE energized last year’s Summer Festival with their jumpstyle sensation. Since then, the trio has been appointed as new directors of the Ballet National de Marseille and is returning with THE BEAST, a large scale installation at Kampnagel's Vorhalle, and the world premiere of a new dance work for the grand stage. MARRY ME IN BASSIANI focuses on the powerful Georgian folk dance. In the Soviet era, this dance with elements of martial arts and ballet, as well as very fast turns was considered a vehicle for peaceful resistance. Now it is performed at weddings, and has become the (commercial) billboard for the young nation.

With Iveroni Group, founded by former dancers of the Georgian National Ballet, (LA)HORDE is exploring the resistance potential of the dance with a 1500-year-long history and placing it in the context of the most recent example for danced protests in Georgia. After a raid on the Tbilisi nightclub Bassiani (which will be a guest at the Summer Festival on August 10), tens of thousands of young people danced in front of the capital’s parliament building to loud techno music in the spring of 2018. MARRY ME IN BASSIANI is a spectacular evening about resistance, solidarity and the energetic power of people dancing toghether.


Stage introduction (not only) for blind and visually impaired audience:
before the performance Thu-08.08 / 19:30
Info & registration: / 040 270 949 19

MARRY ME IN BASSIANI Teaser from (LA)HORDE on Vimeo.


  • Production, Concept & Staging: (LA)HORDE, Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel
  • Sound Composition: Sentimental Rave
  • Stage Design: Julien Peissel
  • Stage Construction: Les ateliers du Grand T - Nantes
  • Light Design: Patrick Riou
  • Assistant: Lily Sato
  • Outside Eye: Jean-Christophe Lanquetin
  • Coach: Natia Chikvaidze
  • General stage management: Guillaume Allory, Sébastien Mathé
  • Sound Direction: Jonathan Cesaroni
  • Production Manager: Clémence Sormani
  • Production Assistance: Léo Viguier
  • Administration: Isabelle Chesneau
  • With: IVERONI Ensemble, led by Kahhaber Mched (alternating): Mari Bakelashvili, Gaga Bokhua, Tinatin Chachua, Natia Chikvaidze, Tornike Gabriadze, Iakob Gogotishvili, Tornike Gulvardashvili, Levan Jamagidze, Giorgi Khubaevi, Nika Khurtsidze,, Khatuna Laperashvili, Kakhaber Mchedlidze, Neli Mdzevashvili, Anzori Popkhadze, Vaso Tchikaberidze, Tamar Tchumburidze, Natia Totladze, Lali Zatuashvili

CO-PRODUCTION of International Summer Festival Kampnagel, MAC - Maison des Arts de Créteil, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Maison de la danse de Lyon, TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Centre chorégraphique national de Nantes, Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy, Charleroi danse, Teatro Municipal do Porto, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Fondation BNP Paribas, Institut français, Les Salins - Scène nationale de Martigues, Fonds Transfabrik– Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant. SUPPORTED BY Fondation BNP-Paribas, MAC – Maison des Arts de Créteil RESIDENCY Gaîté Lyrique. 

FUNDED BY Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and through the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg as well as Institut français and French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.

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