With his solo for the dancer Elizabeth Schwartz, Jérôme Bel continues the series of portraits he began in 2004. In “Isadora Duncan”, the French choreographer draws for the first time the portrait of a deceased dancer, using her autobiographical book “My Life”. In the character Isadora Duncan, Bel discovers a visionary choreographer who created the basis for modern dance through her great freedom of expression and her preference for spontaneity and naturalness.
For ecological reasons, R.B/ Jérôme Bel company doesn’t travel by plane anymore. A version of the piece is created in New York, by teleconference, with the dancer Catherine Gallant.
Jérôme Bel is a French choreographer and dancer. He lives in Paris and works as a freelance artist worldwide. His works are regularly shown in the programmes of major festivals and venues in Europe. Bel is considered a representative of “concept dance”. In 2005 Bel received the renowned “Bessie Award” for “The show must go on”. In 2008 he received the Dutch “Princess Margriet Award” from the European Cultural Foundation together with the Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun for their joint piece “Pichet Klunchun & myself”.
Limited number of seats.
The event will take place in compliance with the necessary hygiene measures in the context of COVID-19 regulations.
Reservations are not possible – only online or direct purchase at the advance booking offices and in the visitor centre. Remaining tickets are available at the box office.
Duration: 1 h
concept: Jérôme Bel
choreography: Isadora Duncan
with : Elisabeth Schwartz, and, in alternation, Sheila Atala, Chiara Gallerani, Jérôme Bel
production: R.B. Jérôme Bel
co-production: La Commune center dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris, R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris), Tanz im August/ HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen)
with the help of : CND Centre National de la Danse (Pantin) within the framework of the residence, MC93 (Bobigny) and Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) within the framework of Studiolab, for the provision of their rehearsal spaces.
R.B. Jérôme Bel receives support from the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture, the Institut Français – Ministère des Affaires Etrangères – for his tours abroad and from the ONDA – Office National de Diffusion Artistique – for his tours in France.
R.B. Jérôme Bel :
artistic consulting and executive direction: Rebecca Lasselin
administration: Sandro Grando
Funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony as part of the alliance of international production companies. This measure is co-financed by tax revenues on the basis of the budget adopted by the Saxon State Parliament.
With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.