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Sustenance in exemplar Nov 15, 2013

A bare stage holds such promise. The mystery of place that speaks of many stories and much work, the slicing random patterns of many feet skidding across the stage, the scaffolding and lights, framing curtains all drawing my attention to the energy hovering within. Without embellishment, an empty stage advertises confidance that the performance will be rich enough on its’ own, large enough to provide every sustenance. 

 

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Cédric and Jérôme Nov 15, 2013

Cédric Andrieux walks on stage wearing his workout clothes. He puts his gym bag and water bottle down, and gives a run-down of the beginnings of his life in small sentences. It is entirely personal, cinematic in nature, and filled with intimate pauses. He speaks with the “questioning tone” of a child. 

Cédric is not going to work out for us. With the help of Jérôme Bel, he will conceive of a way to tell his story really well.

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A Working Man Nov 15, 2013

Among the first things Cedric introduces about himself is his age: He is 36. And he is a dancer.  He has spent the last twenty-four years of his life trying to be good at contemporary dance, with an added urgency, because, according to his own description, he has little natural talent.  

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Jérôme Bel in the New York Times Nov 13, 2013

John Cage, Foucault, choreography vs. dance, and getting kicked out of theater class: read an overview of (the immensely quotable) Mr. Bel's work in  the New York Times.

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Master Class with Cédric Andrieux Nov 12, 2013

Sat, Nov 16 | noon | On the Boards
$12 | $7 with ticket stub
RSVP to Sean Ryan sean@ontheboards.org

Lecture/Q&A style masterclass with Andrieux (Merce Cuningham Company, Lyon Opera Ballet). Andrieux will speak about the work of French choreographer Jérôme Bel, including the solo piece Cédric Andrieux.

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The Guardian's Step-by-Step Guide to Jérôme Bel Nov 11, 2013

photo by Herman Sorgeloos

Educate yourself in Bel's background with this guide from The Guardian: lawsuits, dance philosophy, previous work, quotes, video excerpts & (nearly) falling asleep at the ballet.

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Jérôme Bel & Cédric Andrieux at Dance Umbrella Nov 9, 2013

"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."

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Jérôme Bel on his works with solo dancers Nov 8, 2013

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.

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Jérôme Bel at Ok Radio Nov 4, 2013

photo by Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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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APPLICATIONS DUE SOON! NW New Works Festival 2014 Nov 1, 2013

Don't forget to turn in your NW New Works Application for the 2014 Festival!

Applications due: Monday, Nov 4, 2013

Festival Dates: Fri - Sun | Jun 6 - 8 & 13 - 15, 2014

CLICK HERE TO GET THE APPLICATION

Questions? Contact Sean Ryan | sean@ontheboards.org 

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