Gisèle Vienne
This is how you will disappear

Theater / Premiere in German-speaking countries



Production specifics

Produktion DACM in Kollaboration mit Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest

Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest, Festival d’Avignon, Festival / Tokyo,

Steep Slope Studio – Yokohama, Comédie de Caen – Centre Dramatique National de Normandie, Centre Dramatique National Orléans / Loiret / Centre, Kyoto Experiment Festival unterstützt durch Foundation & EU Japan Fest, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Kampnagel Hamburg, The National Theatre (Oslo), Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté (Belfort), dans le cadre de l’accueil studio & Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, dans le cadre de l’accueil studio

Mit Unterstützung durch Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for the performing arts, a program of FACE, Service Culturel de l‘Ambassade de France à Tokyo, Culturesfrance et la Ville de Grenoble, dans le cadre de la convention Culturesfrance-Ville de Grenoble, résidence-association ArtZoyd / Le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes

Kopräsentation NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union

Beauty. Between order, perfection and destruction, chaos. Apollo and Dionysus. Civilisation and wilderness. Love and death. The fascination of smoothness and bursting. The works of the young French director Gisèle Vienne, who featured at the herbst festival two years ago with her brilliant nightmarish solo of a serial killer ”Jerk”, always tie into this ambivalence of beauty. It is the grand, archetypical narratives that Vienne transposes and updates into our time.

The landscape in which she sets her three protagonists is defined by artificially exaggerated naturalism: real forest, real fog, a climate that floats from the stage into the auditorium – artificial nature, by and by almost symbolic, becomes an active protagonist. As in romantic paintings, it remains uncertain whether it drives the figures or, inversely, reflects their drives. The three people in search of a real experience who find themselves in this landscape are also archetypes. Archetypes of current pop culture beauty ideals: a trainer embodies authority, order, craftsmanship in the extreme. A young female athlete stands for the ambitious beauty of virtuoso perfection. A young rock star for chaos and self-destruction as a successor of Werther and Cobain. The initial harmony between humans and nature soon turns menacing. Savagery arrives, ousting civilisation and morality. It all ends in horror, nightmarish lust and death.

In this atmosphere of profound inquietude, Gisèle Vienne engages in a dialogue about our deepest longings, searching for a contemporary myth to which we might delegate our repressed desires.

Konzept / Idee: Gisèle Vienne
Regie: Gisèle Vienne
Choreografie: Gisèle Vienne
Musik: Stephen O´Malley
Musik: Peter Rehberg
Musik: KTL & Ensemble Pearl
Lichtregie: Patrick Riou
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Carl Faia
Autorin / Autor, Text: Dennis Cooper
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Shiro Takatani
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Fujiko Nakaya
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Raphael Rubbens
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Dorothéa Vienne-Pollak
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jonathan Capdevielle
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jonathan Schatz
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Le Quartz - Scéne nationale de Brest