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The Pyre

Gisèle Vienne

By mixing theatre, dance, puppetry and the visual arts, the Franco- Austrian Gisèle Vienne develops a polymorphic work of spellbinding strangeness. Her shows and her installations shift the frontiers between appearance and reality and play with the illusions of representation to open the way to a ‘different’ stage: that of our fears, our fantasies and our secrets... In her new creation, The Pyre, produced in collaboration with the writer Dennis Cooper, she questions our ways of understanding and interpreting the world through two mute characters, a dancer and a young boy, brought together in a space sculpted by light, sound and music. Pushing choreographic abstraction to the point of a tableau vivant, she slips into theatrical storytelling, then from storytelling into reality. An intriguing game that challenges our senses and our sense of meaning.


Belgian premiere
Production DACM
Co-production Opéra de Lille, Le Parvis, Scène Nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Centre Pompidou (Paris), IRCAM (Paris), La Comédie de Caen, Centre Dramatique National de Normandie, Bonlieu Scène nationale (Annecy), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Festival Automne en Normandie (Rouen), Scène Nationale Evreux Louviers, Centre de développement Chorégraphique de Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées, Centre Dramatique National Orléans / Loiret / Centre, Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg / Scène européenne, Pôle Sud, Scène conventionnée pour la danse et la musique (Strasbourg), Malta Festival Poznań 2013, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), International Summer Festival (Hamburg), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Next Festival, Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai & Valenciennes, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Ideologic Organ, Designgroup Professional GmbH
Support of the creation Festival actOral (Marseille)
In participation with DICRéAM
Within the context of Transfabrik
With the support of The Swedish Arts Council
In collaboration with Kunstencendrum BUDA (Kortrijk)
Co-presentation La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater
© Gisèle Vienne