Jérôme Bel

Un spectacle en moins

Archive 2017
Dance

Conception, Jérôme Bel

Co-produced by R.B. Jérôme Bel, La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // In association with La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers ; Festival d’Automne à Paris // The company receives support from DRAC - Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France - Ministère de la culture et de la communication, l'Institut Français - Ministère des Affaires Etrangères - for its overseas tours and ONDA - Office National de Diffusion Artistique for its tours in France
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In conjunction with the Portrait dedicated to him in this year’s edition of the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Jérôme Bel’s next production carries the title of Un spectacle en moins, because there just might be one too many already...
Jérôme Bel’s titles entertain a unique relationship with the pieces they refer to. They are both literal and open to interpretation. Reading them in chronological order, they also form a sort of sentence, in which they converse, and comment on each other. They lead to a constant reexamination of what constitutes Jérôme Bel’s principal subject matter: the show. Each title forms a logical coupling with what comes before it or after it: Name given by the author / Jérôme Bel; Le dernier spectacle / The show must go on ; Disabled Theater / Gala. If Gala put theatre in the hands of those who are deprived of it, its spectacular form, in turn, was a call for an assessment of the state of play. It was a way of re-stating the pre-requisites of a show in order to extract its least visible elements from it - its grey areas and the unexpected. This time around, it is not Le dernier spectacle - a radical statement - but Un spectacle en moins. We can interpret this title as a show made with limited means, but also as a way of reducing or diminishing the effects of power inherent in the apparatus of theatre. In connection with the creation of this new work, three monthly rendez-vous will be taking place at La Commune Aubervilliers. These critique workshops will enable Jérôme Bel to put his ideas to the test before a live audience.

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La Commune, centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers
septembersept 20 - 22

Carte Blanche Dream City

Carte Blanche Alice Diop – Reformuler

The Festival d'Automne gives Carte Blanche to the multidisciplinary Dream City festival in Tunis, which inaugurates the Commune's first Pavilion. Spanning the Medina of Tunis all the way to the town of Aubervilliers, Selma Ouissi, Sofiane Ouissi and Jan Goossens will be making use of artistic creation in the form of a new urban space.

La Commune, centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers
novembernov 13 - 16

Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Biokhraphia

Theatre Portrait
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These two one-person shows, Biokhraphia et Riding on a cloud, are an investigation into the self-portrait. In Riding on a Cloud, a man called Yasser speaks into a dictaphone, projects videos and broadcasts recordings, whilst expressing reservations about the extent to which these documents coincide with his true self. In Biokhraphia, it is Lina Majdalanie who becomes the subject of a very unusual interview.

La Commune, centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers
novembernov 13 - 16

Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Riding on a cloud

Theatre
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These two one-person shows, Biokhraphia and Riding on a cloud, are an investigation into the self-portrait. In Riding on a Cloud, a man called Yasser speaks into a dictaphone, projects videos and broadcasts recordings, whilst expressing reservations about the extent to which these documents coincide with his true self. In Biokhraphia, it is Lina Majdalanie who becomes the subject of a very unusual interview.