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This year's guest: star choreographer Gisèle Vienne

6. June 2024

First insight into our program: This artist will put us in an exceptional emotional state with her guest performance as the festival finale.

© Estelle Hanania

In cooperation with Sophiensæle in Berlin, we will be showing the Austrian-French artist, director and choreographer Gisèle Vienne on 10 November 2024 as the festival finale. This much we can already reveal: You can expect 90 minutes of sheer emotion, collective intoxication and ecstasy. Overwhelming!

In her internationally acclaimed, multi-layered stage plays as well as in her visual works, Gisèle Vienne repeatedly questions narrative and psychological structures, explores the fears and longings that lie in childhood and deconstructs conventional frames of perception.

The show at euro-scene Leipzig is part of a comprehensive focus on the exceptional artist Gisèle Vienne in Berlin and Leipzig. This also includes three exhibition projects that will present Vienne's multidimensional and idiosyncratic work in all its complexity from September at Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin, Haus am Waldsee and Sophiensæle: From 13 September 2024 to 16 March 2025, contemporary works by Vienne and historical works by female artists of the European avant-garde will enter into an ambiguous and humorous dialogue in "Gisèle Vienne und die Puppen der Avantgarde" ("Gisèle Vienne and the Dolls of the Avant-Garde") at Georg Kolbe Museum. From 12 September 2024 to 12 January 2025, the exhibition "Gisèle Vienne", staged as a play and specially developed for the Haus am Waldsee, creates a field of tension between self-determination and heteronomy. Both exhibitions offer different approaches to Vienne's multifaceted practice, which oscillates between photography, sculpture and installation, film, choreography and theatre.

Directly after our festival closing at euro-scene Leipzig, the guest performance can be seen at Sophiensæle in Berlin. Beforehand, on 15 September 2024, the film "Jerk" by Gisèle Vienne will also be shown there.

© Estelle Hanania