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.