Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne (1976) is a French-Austrian artist, choreographer, and stage director. Following her studies in philosophy and music, she trained at the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette where she met Étienne Bideau-Rey with whom she created her first works. Since then, she has worked on a regular basis with the authors Dennis Cooper and Catherine Robbe-Grillet, the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley, the lighting designer Patrick Riou and the actor Jonathan Capdevielle.

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Since 2004, she has choreographed and directed I Apologize (2004), Une belle enfant blonde / A young, beautiful blonde girl (2005), Kindertotenlieder (2007), Jerk (2008), This is how you will disappear (2010), and LAST SPRING: A Prequel (2011). In 2009, she created Eternelle Idole, a piece for a figure skater and an actor, and rewrote Showroomdummies with Étienne Bideau-Rey. Since 2005, she has had several exhibits of her photographs and installations.

Her CD-book JERK / Through Their Tears created in collaboration with Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg, and Jonathan Capdevielle was published by Éditions DISVOIR in 2011. The book 40 PORTRAITS 2003-2008 created with Dennis Cooper and Pierre Dourthe was published in 2012. 
She is currently working on the creation of a solo with the dancer Anja Röttgerkamp, an installation and staging of LAST SPRING, and an interpretation of The Rite of Spring.