Jérôme Bel Cédric Andrieux
9 - 11 FEB 2018
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Friday-Saturday 8 pm Sunday 4 pm Running time 80'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Over the course of the years Jérôme Bel has developed a new approach to choreographic practice in which professional and amateur dancers become co-authors of his works. Programmed by theatres and festivals all over the world, the French choreographer is considered one of the main voices of the international scene and has attracted the attention of leading institutions such as MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Centro Pecci in Prato.
The solo performance Cédric Andrieux is inspired and performed by the homonymous dancer, who danced for several years with the Merce Dance Company and with the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon. Alone on stage, Cédric Andrieux looks back on his career, from his training years to the international tours, retelling his story with utter sincerity, without hiding his feelings, his doubts, his difficulties with the challenging Cunningham technique.
The piece is part of a series conceived by Bel in 2004, in which the choreographer collaborated with some of the greatest performers of the contemporary dance scene, such as Véronique Doisneau, Pichet Klunchun and Lutz Förster. Their experiences, conveyed through their words and their movements, capture their subjective approaches and diverse journeys, and underscore once again the crucial role of the performer in the creative process.
Jérôme Bel is a French choreographer and director. After concluding his studies at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine of Angers and participating in various projects as a dancer, he realized his first creations Nom donné par l’auteur (1994), Jérôme Bel (1995) and Shirtology (1997). Through The last performance (1998) he began researching the definition of the ontology of perfomance. After this, followed the solo Glossolalie, written for him by choreographer Myriam Gourfink and the performance Xavier Le Roy (2000) which was signed by Bel but in reality created by Xavier Le Roy. The show must go on (2001) a choral performance of 19 pop songs, after concluding its international tour became part of the repertoire of Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In 2004 he was invited to produce a performance for the ballet of the Opéra de Paris, Veronique Doisneau which opened up a new working perspective with a series of productions that challenge the experience and training of the performers and include: Véronique Doisneau (2004), Isabel Torres (2005), Pichet Klunchun and myself (2005), Lutz Förster (2009) and Cédric Andrieux (2009). In 2010 he staged Un spectateur, a piece that was interpreted by Bel himself. His research on the democratisation of dance continued with Disabled Theater (2012), a work made in collaboration with the professional actors with mental disabilities of Theater Hora and Cour d’honneur (2013) where he brought on stage 14 spectators of the Cour d’honneur of Palais des Papes of Avignon. In 2010 he created, in collaboration with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 3Abschied. His more recent works include Gala (2015) which involved both professional and non-professional dancers and Tombe (2016), a performance created at the invitation of Opéra National de Paris. Jérôme Bel receieved in 2005 the Bessie Award in New York for The show must go on and in 2008 the Routes Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (European Cultural Foundation) for Pichet Klunchun and myself. In 2013 Disabled Theate was selected for the Theatertreffen in Berlin and won the Swiss Dance Awards – Current Dance Works.
concept and direction: Jérôme Bel by and with: Cèdric Andrieux with extracts of pieces by: Trisha Brown (Newark), Merce Cunningham (Biped, Suite for 5), Philippe Tréhet (Nuit Fragile), Jérôme Bel (The show must go on) coach: Jeanne Steele (Merce Cunningham) e Lance Gries (Trisha Brown) co-produced by: Thèâtre de la Ville, Festival d’Automne, R.B. Jérôme Bel with the support of: Centre National de la Danse, La Ménagerie de Verre, Baryshnikov Arts Center