Jérôme Bel Cédric Andrieux
Three names, three pieces (one of which is a film version) each of which reveals a state of Jérôme Bel’s thoughts on choreographic creation. Cédric Andrieux, Véronique Doisneau and Pichet Klunchun and myself are portraits in the true sense of the word. These pieces seek to capture the dancer’s uniqueness, and their relationship with their practice. These pieces give us a documentary, fully embodied look at those who make dance happen.
The first portrait hinges upon Cédric Andrieux’s trajectory. Trained in contemporary dance, he went on to become one of Merce Cunninghamdancers before entering the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon. His experience forms a micro-history of dance. Alternating between dance and testimonial, Cédric Andrieux transposes the relationship of a body with the codes, gestures and learning processes which have shaped it.
Concept, Jérôme Bel
Devised and performed by Cédric Andrieux
With extracts of works by Trisha Brown (Newark), Merce Cunningham (Biped, Suite for 5), Philippe Tréhet (Nuit fragile), and Jérôme BeL (The show must go on)
répétiteurs, Jeanne Steele (Merce Cunningham), and Lance Gries (Trisha Brown)
Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville – Paris ; Festival d’Automne à Paris ; R.B. Jérôme Bel – Paris
With support from Centre National de la Danse – Paris ; La Ménagerie de Verre – Paris ;
As part of Studiolabs ; Baryshnikoy Art Center – New York
With thanks to Thérèse Barbanel, Trevor Carlson and Yorgos Loukos
R.B receives support from the direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-France-Ministère de la culture et de la communication – as a registered choreographic company, and l’Institut Français – Ministère des Affaires Etrangères – for its overseas tours
First performed on the 14th of Decembre 2009 at Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Partnership with France Culture