Gisèle Vienne & Etienne Bideau-Rey
Showroomdummies#411 - 14 Nov 2021
Astonishment sometimes borders on distress when we see hyper-realistic but inanimate figures in shop windows. Dummies are stilted and disjointed objects, like life-sized puppets: their poses and movements are dictated by invisible hands or strings.
he show entitled Showroomdummies is organised around this fascination for passive bodies and their unsettling lexicon of poses. On stage, disturbingly motionless bodies play with this ambiguity: are we looking at dancers or dolls?
In this new version of the show created in 2020, choreographer Gisèle Vienne and visual artist Étienne Bideau-Rey create a hybrid performance in a blend of eroticism and repulsion. Together, they question how we relate to the living world and its representation, while establishing a parallel between the world of puppets and that of contemporary dance.
Duration : 1h10
Concept, choreography and directing: Gisèle Vienne & Etienne Bideau-Rey
Performed by: Chieko Asakura, Sakiko Oishi, Yoko Takase, Rei Hanajima, Ayaka Fujita, Megumi Horiuchi
Music: Peter Rehberg
Lighting: Arnaud Lavisse & Patrick Riou
Assisted by: Akiyoshi Nita
Production: ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Première: ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation), Kyoto
Private support: Kyoto Shinkin Bank
Public support: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2019, French Embassy and Institut Français in Japan
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