Vienne is a Franco-Austrian director, choreographer and visual artist, with a degree in philosophy. She is, therefore, interested in exploring the way people relate to each other, and has the artistic tools with which to do so.
CROWD is set in a rave, where 15 joyous and mud-spattered young people dance the night away to a techno beat soundtrack, selected by Peter Rehberg.
As they lose themselves in movement and spurred on by the music’s relentless beat, so a complex web of emotions comes to the fore, and the rave becomes a collective ritual, unleashing moments of love, violence, intimacy and aversion.
Gisèle Vienne was inspired to create CROWD by her own experiences in the Berlin club scene; and in her hands that setting is used to magnify the interactions of a group.
Through those interactions, Vienne raises a number of questions: does violence contain within itself a positive potential? Can it be regarded as a constructive part of society?
The combination of the techno track, intense hallucinatory lighting and intoxicating movement makes Gisèle Vienne’s CROWD a show that oscillates between a daydream and a trance, one that will most definitely alter your perception of time and even place.
FREE Post-Show Talk with Gisèle Vienne, Tue 8 Oct
Gisèle Vienne Workshop (Intermediate Level), Wed 9 Oct 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Ticket: £15
|What||DU19: CROWD, Gisèle Vienne, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
08 Oct 19 – 09 Oct 19, 19:30 DUR.: 1 hour 40 mins no interval
|Website||Click here to book|