Gisèle Vienne, France


On this hallucinatory rollercoaster you’ll be swept along by the intense emotions and collective euphoria of a committed party crowd, their innermost selves laid bar through intoxicating movement.

To the pulsating ebbs and flows of a techno-trance soundtrack, 15 mud-splattered individuals dance with articulate and stylised precision. Ritualistic scenes are slowed down to reveal moments of love, violence, intimacy and aversion amid exhilarating shifts in rhythm and pace.

Drawing on her own experiences in Berlin, Gisèle Vienne expertly harnesses the undulating, stuttering, liquid physicality of the club scene to magnify the interactions of a group of revellers. This trippy slice of life opened Dance Umbrella 2019 and represented a debut at Sadler’s Wells for the French choreographer, director and visual artist.

For ages 16+

Contains loud noises and references to physical and sexual violence.

Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland.

Coproduction: Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg — Scène Européenne, Wiener Festwochen, Manège Scène Nationale Reims, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Centre Dramatique National Orléans, Loiret, Centre, La Filature, Scène Nationale — Mulhouse, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen. Supported by CCN2 — Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, CND Centre National de La Danse. 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.

Concept, Choreography and Set Design: Gisèle Vienne with Anja Röttgerkamp and Nuria, Guiu Sagarra

Lighting Design: Patrick Riou

Dramaturgy by Gisèle Vienne and Denis Cooper

Performers: Lucas Bassereau, Philip Berlin, Marine Chesnais, Sylvain Decloitre, Sophie Demeyer, Vincent Dupuy, Rehin Hollant, Georges Labbat, Oskar Landström, Theo Livesey, Maya Masse, Katia Petrowick, Linn Ragnarsson, Jonathan Schatz and Henrietta Wallberg

Costumes: Gisèle Vienne in collaboration with Camille Queval and the performers


O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College


7-8 Oct. 7.30pm


€30 - €40


90 mins., no interval.

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