Choreography : Gisèle Vienne and Etienne Bideau-Rey
Music : Peter Rehberg

Showroomdummies#3 © Mathieu Rousseau

Creation, 2001, re-creation on February 27, 2009, Festival Antipodes’09 – Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest
Rewritten for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine – Premiered by the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine April 4, 2013 at the Opéra national de Lorraine

Directing, choreography and scenography : Gisèle Vienne and Etienne Bideau-Rey
Original music : Peter Rehberg with the exception of one song created and interpreted by Tujiko Noriko on a music arranged by KTL (Stephen O’Malley & Peter Rehberg)
Lights : Patrick Riou
Costume design : José Enrique Ona Selfa
Wigs : Mélanie Gerbeauc
Assistant choreographers : Anne Mousselet and Anja Röttgerkamp
Costume : Costume department CCN - Ballet of Lorraine : Martine Augsbourger
Rehearsal Director : Thomas Caley


Showroomdummies #3, inspired by La vénus à la fourrure by Leopold von Sacher Masoch (1870) is a bewildering performance mixing dance, theater and visual art.
Severin, main character, is a man who falls in love with a statue of Venus. He met Wanda troubling personification of this venus that will allow him to fulfill his fantasies. Wanda, his goddess, and Severin which will soon voluntarily become its slave.
In a combination of austerity and sensuality the work progresses through a slow and mechanical choreography supported by the electronic music of the Austrian composer Peter Rehberg.


Gisele Vienne was born in 1976, she is a franco-austrian artist, choreographer and director. After graduating in Philosophy, she studied at the puppeteering school Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. There she met Etienne Bideau-Rey with whom she created her first shows. She works regularly with, amongs other, the writers Dennis Cooper and Catherine Robbe-Grillet, the musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley, the light designer Patrick Riou and the actor Jonathan Capdevielle. Since 2004, she has choreographed and directed, in collaboration with the writer Dennis Cooper, I Apologize (2004) and Une belle enfant blonde / A young, beautiful blond girl (2005), Kindertotenlieder (2007), Jerk, a radioplay in the framework of the “atelier de création radiophonique” of France Culture (June 2007), Jerk (2008), This is how you will disappear (2010), LAST SPRING : A Prequel (2011). In 2009, she created Eternelle Idole with an ice skater and an actor and the rewriting of Showroomdummies with Etienne Bideau-Rey. Since 2005, she has been frequently exhibiting her photographs and installations.
She created The Pyre, at the Centre Pompidou may 29, 2013, and works on Le Château de Barbe - Bleue of Béla Bartók es Opéras de Munich and La Monnaie/Bruxelles to June 2017.
Since 2005, she exhibits regularly, and has exhibited her work including la Force de l’Art/Grand Palais, the Centre George Pompidou and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
She has published a book and a CD JERK/Through Their Tears in collaboration with Dennis Cooper, Peter Rehberg and Jonathan Capdevielle in the Editions DISVOIR in 2011 and another 40 PORTRAITS - 2003-2008 to the P.O.L Editions in 2012.


Etienne Bideau-Rey lives and works in Senlis, France. His artistic education started at the Institut St Luc de Tournai in Belgium, after which he focused his studies to scenography at the Academy Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liège and the Ecole Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette. He works today primarily as an artist through various mediums such as drawing and sculpture. 
He has staged and choreographed in collaboration with Gisèle Vienne, Splendid's (2000), Showroomdummies (2001), Stereotyping (2003) and Tranen Veinzen (2005). In 2009, he re - created Showroomdummies with Gisèle Vienne and rewrote for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine in 2013.