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Jerome Bel on why you don’t need to know dance to see his work

What is modern dance anyway? Through simple and honest storytelling, dancer Cédric Andrieux — former principal dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company — tells us about the life of a dancer from behind-the-scenes, connecting us to modern dance with his personal inside account. This show gives a sort of 101 of modern dance and unique […]

What is modern dance anyway?

Dancer Cédric Andrieux

Through simple and honest storytelling, dancer Cédric Andrieux — former principal dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company — tells us about the life of a dancer from behind-the-scenes, connecting us to modern dance with his personal inside account. This show gives a sort of 101 of modern dance and unique insights into Merce Cunningham‘s work and innovative dance in general. It’s a great story for people new to dance who may be curious (and perhaps even baffled) and gives new insights to those who are  familiar to Cunningham and Bel’s work.

Choreographer and brilliant showman Jérôme Bel Skypes in from Paris (very early in the morning after a red-eye) to tell us  in 1:34 what this story is all about and why anyone can understand it.

We promise you will be as charmed as we are.

In another simple, beautiful, and funny performance in Minneapolis in ’05, Bel captivated the audience with The Show Must Go On where a group of people onstage listening to music on headphones, well, get crazy. Check out this video of our favorite moment.

The performance Cédric Andrieux is Friday and Saturday 28th-29th at 8pm. Show information and tickets here.