Giselle, or I'm Too Horny to be a Prince - Photo by Luc BoulianneIn a highly personal and visual performance, Mercier re-lives his time in the world of tights and tutus, reflecting on body image, body limits and the constant temptation of his favourite pair of sleezy black boots.   Witness a dancer push himself to physical extremes, as he dances to the original music of Giselle and challenges what it means to be a Prince.

Funny, moving and embarrassing, Giselle, or I’m Too Horny to be a Prince is an intimate story told through dance, kink and exhaustion.

Supported by the Chisenhale Dance Space and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Duration: 65min


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Choreography/Performed by: Joseph Mercier
Lighting Design: Ziggy Jacobs
Dramaturgy: Zlata Camdzic and Natalie Clark
Producer: Clara Giraud


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Performance History

Chisenhale Dance Space (Preview/Work in Progress)
Oslo Queer festival, Norway (Preview)
Homotopia at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool (Premiere)
Outburst, Belfast
In the Flesh at the Barbican, Plymouth
Dance City, Newcastle