"In Cédric Andrieux the show’s eponymous star unassumingly traces his journey from child to adult, illuminating en route the aspirations, struggles and rewards that a life dedicated to dance entails. Clad in a simple track suit he stands on a bare stage and, in effect, bares his soul."
Read the article at Dance Umbrella.
Cédric Andrieux is a solo for the eponymous dancer Cédric Andrieux. This piece is a self-contemplation of his career : first of all his training as a contemporary dancer in the city of Brest (France), and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, then as a perfomer in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York, and recently at the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Cédric Andrieux is line with a series of performances initiated in 2004 with a solo for the dancer of the corps de ballet of the Paris Opéra, Véronique Doisneau. In 2005 came Isabel Torres, ballerina of the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, and Pichet Klunchun and myself, a duet created in Bangkok with Khôn (classical royal dance of Thailand) choreographer and dancer Pichet Klunchun....
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Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper from Nature Theater of Oklahoma talk with choreographer and conceptual artist Jérôme Bel about virtuosity, disability, pleasure, and permission.
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Another performance in a similar vein to Cédric Andrieux is Bel's 2007 work, Pichet Klunchun and Myself. Strangely enough, the piece features Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and Mr. Bel himself.
A description from Jérôme Bel's website:
Pichet Klunchun and Myself is like a war between Pichet Klunchun and Jérôme Bel. The territory line is clearly marked in the middle. They fight for their art. They answer questions from the other side to help them clarify what they say. They listen to each other and question each other to create peace in their minds and to accumulate wisdom from the answers to each question they have posed.
It can be said in the Thai way that the reason that two...
NEW! Youth Master Classes | FOR AGES 9 - 12 & 13+
$12 | $7 WITH TICKET STUB
WITH TEACHING ARTIST & DRAMA SPECIALIST GILLIAN JORGENSEN
JÉRÔME BEL | Cédric Andrieux
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 | @ OtB
Session I | 11 - 12:30 (ages 9 - 12)
Session II | 1 - 2:30 (ages 13+)
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A lost sock, a blown-out birthday candle, a dog-eared novel, a broken cd, a heads-up penny: participants will link objects and stories together to make a performable map of A Day in the Life. Storytelling and movement exercises will guide exploration of each object, both individually and in small groups. Each participant will come away with the skills to further work the stories begun during...
Cédric Andrieux is very similar in construct to Bel's previous work, Veronique Doisneau (2004). Both shows invert the spectacle of dance, turning the focus to a the specific experience of an individual performer. Doisneau features the real-life Veronique Doisneau, a long-time member of the corps de ballet at the Paris Opéra. Doisneau dances, hums music, speaks frankly to the audience about life as a ballet dancer. The resulting performance is moving and illuminating.
Watch Veronique Doisneau in its entirety here.
by Nikolai Lesnikov
grain is the blood
of the sacrificial bull.
where are the cattle?
everywhere the moon wanes.
we [the people] are the cattle
of the nemesis of anonymous.
may we steal ourselves
and be free to move om