Jérôme Bel Rétrospective
In this new creation, a film in the form of an overview or compilation, Jérôme Bel pursues his explorations into the political dimension of dance. By confronting archives from the past with live performance in the present, it enables us to contemplate thought in the making
Rather than seeking to create something new, Jérôme Bel casts, for this his twentieth piece, a subjective glance over his preceding works via a twofold gesture of compilation and mapping of filmed images. Going back through his video archives, he extracts eighteen dances from his from his most significant shows and puts them together in such a way as to reconstruct the development of his thinking about dance. The result is a 75 minute-long video projected on a screen, without any living presence. By giving us a cross-section of his body of work, Rétrospective brings out its central preoccupations – the body, language, culture, power, vulnerability – by focussing on the question of the inextricable link between dance and political.
N.B. For ecological reasons, R.B. Jérôme Bel company doesn't travel by plane anymore. The video medium of "Retrospective" allows nevertheless its international tour.
Running time : 1h20
Warning : this film contains several scenes involving nudity.
Conception, Jérôme Bel
Images, Céline Bozon, Pierre Dupouey, Aldo Lee, Olivier Lemaire, Marie-Hélène Rebois
Editor, Yaël Bitton and Oliver Vulliamy
With Taous Abbas, Fanny Alton, Cédric Andrieux, Sheila Atala, Sonja Augart, Michèle Bargues, Jérôme Bel, Ryo Bel, Malik Benazzouz, Remo Beuggert, Nicole Beutler, Gianni Blumer, Céline Bozon, Damian Bright, Matthias Brücker, Carine Charaire, Vassia Chavaroche, Germana Civera, Houda Daoudi, Diola Djiba, Shadé Djiba, Olga De Soto, Véronique Doisneau, Juan Dominguez, Moussa Doukoure, Dina Ed Dik, Chiara Gallerani, Nicolas Garsault, Ito Glissant, Matthias Grandjean, Stéphanie Gomes, Claire Haenni, Julia Häusermann, Sara Hess, Olivier Horeau, Miranda Hossle, Benoît Izard, Cuqui Jerez, Marie-Yolette Jura, Peter Keller, Maxime Kurvers, La Bourette, Akira Lee, Aldo Lee, Françoise Legardinier, Lorraine Meier, Eva Meyer Keller, Ion Munduate, Henrique Neves, Tiziana Pagliaro, Gisèle Pelozuelo, Carlos Pez, Magali Saby, Oliviane Sarazin, Frédéric Seguette, Esther Snelder, Johannes Sundrup, Simone Truong, Pierre Tu, Amaia Urra, Peter Vandenbempt, Hester Van Hasselt, Simone Verde
Assistants, Chiara Gallerani, Maxime Kurvers
Executive direction R.B. Jérôme Bel and artistic advice, Rebecca Lasselin
Administration, Sandro Grando
Produced by R.B. Jérôme Bel
Coproduced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne ; HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) ; La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers ; Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
In association with La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris for performances at La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers
In association with Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris for performances at Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Film shown for the first time on the 20th March 2019 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)