French Companies

Featured: Gisèle Vienne (Paris, France)

Gisele Vienne is a puppeteer by training. She trained at the national academy  of puppetry arts in Charleville-Mezieres between 1996 and 1999. She founded D.A.C.M. with Etienne Bideau-Rey, whom she met at school. Gisèle Vienne questions the body and creates hybrid forms that use installtion, visual arts, music, life size dolls, puppets, dance and theatre. Her creations repeatedly organize around the concepts of fantasy in opposition to reality. With Etienne Bideau-Rey, they created >Splendid< by Jean Genet (2000), >ShowRoomDummies< (2001), >stereotypy< (2003), and >Veinzen Tranen< (2004). She created >I apologize< at Subsistances Lyon in 2004. The performance consists of  different versions of a story told and articulated by a man with his wife and twenty arti...

In Performance: 2010 Gisèle Vienne New Work

CREATION 2010 (TITLE IN PROGRESS) Conception, direction, choregraphy & scenography Gisèle Vienne Musical Direction Stephen O’Malley with 10 musicians Text Dennis Cooper Lights Patrick Riou Video Shiro Takatani Performed by and created in collaboration with Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Jonathan Capdevielle et Jonathan Schatz Executive producer : DACM Coproduction (in progress) : Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest / Festival Tokyo / Steep Slope Studio-Yokohama / BIT Teatergarasjen – Bergen / Steirischer Herbst-Graz / Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, in the framework of accueil studio / Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, in the framework of accueil studio… With the support of : Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program / Étant don...