ImPulsTanz 2017


Vive l'Armée!

A fashion show at the Louvre, ostentatious and sinister, a catwalk of perversion featuring a who’s who of politicians and an actor playing Jean Paul Gaultier. The painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix hovers above the scene. It shows Marianne, the heroine, rather daringly wearing a Phrygian cap on her head and stripped to the waist, as she charges the barricades and forward into the present of Vive l’Armee. Into a future that envisages France under authoritarian leadership. A resistance squad strikes, images from a war film and an anti-war project with young people flicker on a screen. This thriller is a warning.