HIGHLIGHTS

Danse Dialogues – R.B. Jérôme Bel Company

Type: Event
Location: JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
City: Bangalore
Date: Tue, 2011/11/08 (All day)

 

 Pichet Klunchun and myself 

 

 

 

Credits:

Concept: Jérôme Bel ; Choreography and performance: Jérôme Bel and Pichet Klunchun

Commissioned by: Tang Fu Kuen for the Bangkok Fringe Festival ; Production: Bangkok Fringe Festival (Bangkok), SACD Le Vif du Sujet (Paris), Montpellier Dance Festival 2005, R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris)

 

Duration: 1h 45mns

 

 

Description of the show

 

How can the cultural divide that separates contemporary western dance from traditional and classical Asian dances be bridged? The challenge of the festival “DanSe Dialogues” is also shared in the choreographic and theatrical documentary by Jérôme Bel, “Pichet Klunchun and myself”. It dramatises a dialogue between Pichet Klunchun, a Khon dancer (a Thai dance based on the Ramayana), and Jérôme Bel, contemporary dancer and choreographer. This duo, oscillating between dance and theatre, enables dancers to discuss their respective arts, their commonalities as well as distinctive traits in the practice of dance as a body art. And all this is conducted with humour and synergy.

 

 

About Jérôme Bel

 

Choreographer and dancer Jérôme Bel is one of the great names of the most avant-garde trends in the world of French choreography. His creations have earned him international repute, which reposes, among others, on his work at renowned international institutes such as the Opera de Paris and the Ballet of the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

 

Jérôme Bel and Pichet Klunchun received the Routes Princesse Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (European Foundation for Culture) for their “Pichet Klunchun and Myself” performance.

 

Entry by invitation. Invitations available at the Alliance Française de Bangalore. Please be seated at 6.45.

 

For more information on the R.B. Jérôme Bel Company: www.jeromebel.fr

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnu60IsgDM&feature=related

 

 

R.B. Jérôme Bel Company

 

Pichet Klunchun and myself