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Jérôme Bel

The show must go on

Part of Walker Dance at the Pantages

“Bel’s work is genuine … exciting, smart and great, great fun.” —Dance Europe

Notorious for his hotly debated conceptual dance work that took Europe by storm in the 1990s and is influencing dancemakers around the world today, this is Parisian provocateur Jérôme Bel’s first United States tour. Using a visually captivating and physically impressive company of 18, Bel plays off a wide range of pop songs - spun live by an onstage DJ - to outwit audience expectations with radicalism and humor. “Minimalist in his propositions, maximalist in his radicality spiced with humor, with which he eludes the expectations of performing art” (Theatre de la Ville). See where dance/performance art is taking us in the 21st century. Presented in association with Alliance Française de Minneapolis/St. Paul. This work contains nudity.

Funding

This performance is made possible in part with support from King’s Fountain/Barbara & Henry Pillsbury.

Jérôme Bel’s tour is supported in part with funds from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Association Française d’Action Artistique (AFAA), and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from National Endowment for the Arts and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Additional support provided by the Walker’s Doris Duke Fund for Jazz and Dance.

Walker without Walls is made possible by generous support from Target.