The French choreographer Jérôme Bel continues the series of portraits he began in 2004 with his solo for the dancer and teacher Elizabeth Schwartz. In “Isadora Duncan” he portrays a deceased artist for the first time, using her autobiographical book “My Life”. In the figure of Isadora Duncan, he discovers a visionary choreographer who laid the foundations for modern dance in her great freedom of expression and preference for spontaneity and naturalness. By ecological choice R.B. / Jérôme Bel company doesn’t travel by plane, therefore a version of the piece is simultaneously created in New York, by Skype, with the dancer Catherine Gallant.
Concept: Jérôme Bel
Assistant: Sheila Atala
With: Elisabeth Schwartz
Artistic Consulting & Management: R.B. Jérôme Bel Rebecca Lasselin
Production management: R.B. Jérôme Bel Sandro Grando
With excerpts from the dance pieces of Isadora Duncan.
Production: R.B. Jérôme Bel.
Coproduction: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Georges Pompidou, Festival d’Automne à Paris, R.B. Jérôme Bel, BIT Teatergarasjen.
Supported by: CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin, MC93 Bobigny, Ménagerie de Verre Paris as part of Studiolab for the provision of studios. R.B Jérôme Bel is supported by DRAC - Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs of Paris - Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut Français, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for international tours and ONDA - Office National de Diffusion Artistique for tours in France.
Kindly supported by the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.
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