Friday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2 pm
On November 4 and 5, enjoy a special pre-show, prix-fixe menu in the Water Café.
$18 members and students
Jérôme Bel, Cédric Andrieux. Photo by Herman Sorgeloos.
Jérôme Bel: Cédric Andrieux
“(Andrieux) embodies a page from the history of dance in flesh and bone, a sort of living memory…”—Le Monde
Continuing Jérôme Bel’s suite of staged dancer portraits (see also Véronique Doisneau on view in Dance/Draw), Cédric Andrieux is a solo performed by the eponymous French dancer. Through movement and reflective monologue, Andrieux recounts stories from his life and experience working with such choreographers as the late Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, and Bel himself. Together, Bel and Andrieux create a vivid portrait of what it means to be a dancer today.
Watch a clip of the performance and listen to an interview with Bel about the work
This performance received support from the Cultural Offices of the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France in Boston, MA.
Jérôme Bel studied at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine of Angers. His first piece titled nom donné par l’auteur (1994) led to a series of intensely personal dances Jérôme Bel (1995), Shirtology (1997), and The Last Performance (1998). In 2004, Bel began a series of performance portraits of contemporary dancers including Véronique Doisneau, Isabel Torres, Pichet Klunchunand Myself, and Lutz Förster. His work The Show Must Go On received a Bessie Award in 2005.
Did you know?
Your performance ticket includes museum admission! Come early to experience the major exhibition Dance/Draw as well as the other shows currently on view. Gallery hours have been extended on Saturday, November 5, until 7:30 pm. The museum is open regular hours on November 4 (until 9 pm) and November 6 (until 5 pm).