Jérôme Bel

The show must go on

Jérôme Bel

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Re:Stage

1221.00hFri
1319.00hSat

Teatro RivoliRIVOLI Grand Auditorium

Dance
France
Reassembly with local cast
12€ • 1.00h • >16
20 performers, 19 songs and one DJ. By use of a simple action/reaction mechanism in between the hits and moving bodies, Jérôme Bel has devised a piece which brings together affection and concept, collective subconscious and exhibition of uniqueness. The show must go on, originally a song by Queen, is also the name of one of choreographer Jérôme Bel’s most prolific works. The simplicity of its effects endows it with the value of a conceptual manifesto. However, the performance, with its double covering of referential layers which almost conceals its meaning, is also a statement: “the show must go on”. It becomes an affirmation of the persistence of the moving bodies and of dance. Songs, bodies and statements are what the show is about. It resembles a sort of choreographic karaoke in which the performers do exactly as they are told to do in the words of the songs, thereby shifting the relationship between what we see and what we hear, what we await and what we receive, what we feel and what we perceive. Since its first performance in 2001, The show must go on has never stopped going on (wards).


JÉRÔME BEL was born in 1964. He lives in Paris and works worldwide. In his early pieces, he applied structuralist operations to dance in order to single out the primary elements from theatrical spectacle. In offering the stage to non-traditional performers (amateurs, people with physical and mental handicaps, children), he shows a preference for the community of differences over the formatted group, and a desire to dance over choreography, and duly applies the methods of a process of emancipation through art. He has been invited to contemporary art biennials and museums, where he has put on performances and shown films. In 2005, Jérôme Bel received a Bessie Award for the performances of The show must go on given in New York. Three years later, with Pichet Klunchun, he won the Routes Princesse Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (European Cultural Foundation) for the performance Pichet Klunchun and myself.

Re:Stage

1221.00hFri
1319.00hSat

Teatro RivoliRIVOLI Grand Auditorium

Dance
France
Reassembly with local cast
12€ • 1.00h • >16
Conception and direction Jérôme Bel
Music Leonard Bernstein, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox, J. Horner, W.Jennings, Mark Knopfler, John Lennon & Paul MacCartney, Louiguy, Galt MacDermot, George Michael, Erick "More" Morillo & M. Quashie, Edith Piaf, The Police & Hugh Padgham, Queen, Lionel Richie, A.Romero Monge & R. Ruiz, Paul Simon
With Casting in progress
Assistants Frédéric Seguette, Olga de Soto
Local assistants for the local restaging Henrique Neves
Technical direction Gilles Gentner
Production Theatre de la Ville, Gasthuis, Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, R.B.
artistic advice and executive direction Rebecca Lasselin
Production manager Sandro Grando
Co-presentation with Culturgest, Teatro Viriato

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