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Price:   45.-  
© Katrin Ribbe

Gisèle Vienne is a master of playing with our perceptions and perspectives. With her works The Pond, This is how you will disappear, The Ventriloquist's Meeting, Jerk and The Pyre, the celebrated French choreographer thrilled audiences at the Kaserne. In her latest premiere EXTRA LIFE, which is celebrating its premiere at this year's Ruhrtriennale, she once again breaks up common schemes of perception.

At the end of a night of partying, a pair of siblings meet again whose connection was severed by a tragic event 20 years earlier. Three actors and dancers uncover all the layers and facets of this decisive moment: the past meets the future, memory meets fantasy. In Vienne's hypnotically precise work, body, light and music not only tell an intimate story, but also provoke a new awareness of our viewing habits and systems of thought.

As part of VoyageVoyage.

Under the label VoyageVoyage we regularly offer bus trips to our neighbouring theatres in France. Theatre ticket and bus journey are included in the standard price. Please bring valid travel documents.

Meeting point: Box Office Kaserne Basel at 18h
Departure: 18.15h 
Duration: Approx. 5 hours (incl. return journey), piece: 110 minutes


Concept, Choreography, Stage Management and Design

Gisèle Vienne

Created in collaboration with and performed by

Adèle Haenel, Theo Livesey and Katia Petrowick.

Original music

Caterina Barbieri

Sound design

Adrien Michel

Lighting design

Yves Godin


Adèle Haenel, Theo Livesey & Katia Petrowick

With the participation of

Dennis Cooper


Gisèle Vienne & Camille Queval

Stage direction

Antoine Hordé

Sound direction

Adrien Michel

Lighting direction

Samuel Dosière and Iannis Japiot.

Technical direction

Erik Houllier

Production and distribution

Alma Office Anne-Lise Gobin, Camille Queval and Andrea Kerr.


Cloé Haas and Giovanna Rua

Acknowledgements to

Sophie Demeyer, Elsa Dorlin, Étienne Hunsinger, Sandra Lucbert, Romane Rivol, Anja Röttgerkamp.


DACM / Compagnie Gisèle Vienne


Ruhrtriennale / Théâtre national de Bretagne - Centre européen théâtral et chorégraphique / MC93, Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis / MC2 : Grenoble, Scène nationale / Théâtre national de Chaillot / Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène européenne / Tandem, Scène nationale de Douai / Points Communs, Nouvelle Scène nationale de Cergy Pontoise / CND Centre national de la danse / Comédie de Genève / Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre / Centre culturel André Malraux, Scène nationale de Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy / NTGent / Printemps des comédiens - Cité du Théâtre Domaine d'O Montpellier / Festival d'Automne à Paris / Comédie de Clermont / International Summer Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg / Triennale - Milan / Tanzquartier Wien / La Filature, Scène nationale de Mulhouse.


Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels / Institut Français (tours abroad).

The Compagnie Gisèle Vienne is conventionalised by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication - DRAC Grand Est, the Région Grand Est and the City of Strasbourg.

Gisèle Vienne is an associated artist of Chaillot - Théâtre national de la danse, MC2: Grenoble, Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre and the Théâtre national de Bretagne in Rennes.