Jérôme Bel Pichet Klunchun and myself
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.
In Pichet Klunchun and myself, the portrait is a double one. The cultural distance with the traditional Thai dance performer demands a theatrical apparatus which leaves room for dialogue and alterity. Jérôme Bel and Pichet Klunchun stand face to face, both of them confronted with this reciprocal gulf in terms of codes and gestures. Step by step, they talk to each other, show each other, explain the movements, their meanings, and the way of seeing and doing them. From one tradition to another, what emerges is a fascinating mise en abyme of how dance is made, thought and conceived.
Véronique Doisneau (2004) et Cédric Andrieux (2009)
Concept, Jérôme Bel
Devised and performed by Jérôme Bel and Pichet Klunchun
Commissioned by Tang Fu Kuen for the Bangkok Fringe Festival // Co-produced by Bangkok Fringe Festival (Bangkok) ; SACD Le Vif du Sujet (Paris) ; Festival Montpellier Danse 2005 ; R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris) // In association with Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // With support from l’Institut Français (Paris), l’Alliance française de Bangkok, the cultural department of Ambassade de France à Bangkok and « The Flying Circus Project » in Singapore // First performed on 12 Decembre 2004 in Bangkok as part of the Bangkok Fringe Festival // with thanks to : Frie Leysen and Mark De Putter // R.B. receives support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d'Ile-de-France, in the form of financial assistance for registered choreographic companies, and from l'Institut Français, and the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, for its overseas tours.
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