2020 |The Dreamed Evening of Jérôme Bel – Interview 1/three. The choreographer has chosen to have Pina Bausch, Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti and a portrait of Isadora Duncan heard. Dance subsequently, but in addition theater, with Valérie Dréville, Claude Régy and the urgency of climatic issues with Bruno Latour.
On this system of the Dreamed Evening by choreographer Jérôme Bel, we is not going to be shocked to search out the actress Valerie Dréville, interpreter of Dances for an actress, the present he offered this fall. A present as a proposal for a historical past of the modernity of dance within the twentieth century, of which the archive program of this Evening can also be the reflection with the names ofIsadora Duncan, d’Yvonne Rainer, from Simone Forti and of Pina Bausch. Dance subsequently, but in addition theater, with Claude Régy, that Jérôme Bel noticed as a choreographer when he himself sees himself as a person of the theater. Lastly, conscious of the urgency of local weather issues, it’s with Bruno Latour asking the query “the place to land?” what Jerome Bel has chosen to conclude this Evening.
On this first interview he talks about his obsession with lists. Lists in order to not overlook something of what he reads, sees and hears. A necessity for references that matches his ardour for archives:
In my observe, dance, we suffered quite a bit from the dearth of archives. The representations do not stay … historical past was not written not like literature and the High-quality Arts. That has modified for the reason that 1970s with avant-garde designers like Merce Cunningham beginning to use small cameras. There, the historical past of dance has modified, for 50 years, due to this recording, it’s a nice aid …
Why Jérôme Bel can say that he does theater:
I consult with the theater as a tool. On the base of all reveals, there may be this gadget: somebody standing within the mild in entrance of different individuals sitting in darkness; from this gadget I do what I need. It’s theater within the broad sense.
On the place of performers in his reveals:
The middle of my reveals has at all times been the performers. I at all times favor, if I’ve a small finances, for instance to not have a set and to have three extra dancers. It should at all times curiosity me to work with the dwelling matter of our bodies. (…) This selection is linked to a really minimal aesthetic. The primary reveals criticized consumerism, capitalism, you should not produce different objects, so the performer grew to become the principle topic of the work.
Select an actress to carry out sure dances of choreographic modernity in Dances for an actress (Valérie Dréville) :
For a variety of years I’ve been attempting to work with people who find themselves not up to date or trendy dancers. I labored with amateurs, with a Thai classical dancer, with the mentally handicapped, youngsters, the aged, and subsequently the final opus of this analysis is the actress and it seems that it’s Valérie Dréville .
What guides Jérôme Bel in his dance observe:
The query for me, my venture was to show that dance shouldn’t be bodily however psychological. I’m certain that what’s vital shouldn’t be how one does the muscular motion however the psychological, the imaginary, and much more, the psychic.
- By Albane Penaranda
- Director: Virginie Mourthé
- With the collaboration of Hassane M’Béchour
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- The Dreamed Evening of Jérôme Bel – Interview 1/three (1st broadcast: 22/11/2020)