Events 29.05.2019

Dance House Helsinki and Helsinki Festival present: a workshop based on Gisèle Vienne’s piece Crowd

Gisèle Vienne: Crowd © Estelle Hanania.

Gisèle Vienne: Crowd © Estelle Hanania.

The program of Helsinki Festival is full of intriguing performing arts pieces. One of them is Gisèle Vienne’s Crowd that brings 15 dancers on stage for a rave party between dream and reality. Besides the performances, Vienne’s group will be guiding a two-day workshop for dance professionals and advanced dancers on 31 August – 1 September at the Cable Factory.

Gisèle Vienne is a Franco-Austrian artist, choreographer and director who creates ambitious stage pieces that defy categorisations and often explore humanity in its multiple aspects. Vienne’s piece Crowd considers rave parties as a modern ritual and strips bare the entire spectrum of human emotions – accompanied by a playlist covering 30 years of electronic music history curated by Peter Rehberg.

The two-day workshop Between motion and cinematographic writing: a new choreographic language offers an excellent possibility to discover Vienne’s work through the materials of Crowd: stillness, living picture, still motion and disassembled movement.

The workshop is aimed for professional and advanced dancers. And it is guided by Sylvain Decloitre and Rémi Hollant.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Helsinki Festival and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.

Time: Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st at 10:30-12:00
Place: Balanssi Studio, at the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.
Price: 40 € for the 2-day workshop (will be invoiced mid July)
Cancellations: Registrations are non-refundable after July 31st.

Ensure your spot and enroll in the workshop here.

Check the Crowd performances at Helsinki Festival.

Trailer of the Crowd.


Sylvain Decloitre was born in Lyon and studied at the Conservatoire of Paris. He has worked ia. with Jean-Claude Gallotta, Olivier Dubois and Gerard & Kelly. He first worked with Gisèle Vienne in 2016, in the piece Kindertotenlieder. Their collaboration continues in Crowd in 2018. In 2017, Sylvain played in Permanent Green Light, a film by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley. Alongside his activity as a performer, he continues his studies in Philosophy.

Rémi Hollant followed a theater training, which led him to the Conservatoire de Lille where he received his Theatrical Study Diploma. He has also studied dance and graduated in 2013 from the Ecole Supérieure du Centre National de Danse Contemporaine directed by Emmanuelle Huynh. After that he worked as an intern for choreographer Trajal Harrel during the Impulstanz festival in Vienna and collaborated ia. with Lia Rodrigues, Julie Nioche and Kô Murobushi. He has also performed in the piece Foray Forest by Trisha Brown and collaborated with Katerina Andreou for Sable and Olga Dukhovnaya for Etranger. Hollant integrated the creations of the XXY Collective and joined the creation of the piece Tirade by Kollektiv Sans Cible, guided by Milena Keller, in Bern. Hollant is working for the first time with Gisèle Vienne in Crowd.

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