P6 Offsite: Shaw Theatre (14–15 Oct) Tickets at danceumbrella.co.uk
In partnership with Dance Umbrella, Frieze Projects brings Jérôme Bel’s critically acclaimed Disabled Theatre to London. This is the UK première of this work, which was originally presented at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and later in Documenta 13. A collaboration with Theater HORA, a Zurich-based theatre company of professional actors with disabilities, the performance offers a rare insight into lives laid bare on the stage in a way that is both compassionate and vulnerable. During the performance 11 actors react freely, subjectively and often with humour to a series of prompts proposed by Bel.
Performances took place at Shaw Theatre on Euston Road, conveniently located a short distance from Regent’s Park. There were three shows in total: two evening performances (14 and 15 October) and one matinée (15 October).
Jérôme Bel (b.1964, France) lives in Paris and works worldwide. His many projects include nom donné par l’auteur (1994), a choreography of objects; Jérôme Bel (1995), a project based on the total nudity of the performers; The Last Performance (1998), which quotes a solo by the choreographer Susanne Linke, as well as Hamlet and André Agassi; The Show Must Go On (2001), bringing together 20 performers, 19 pop songs and one DJ. Véronique Doisneau (2004), a solo on the dancer from the Paris Opera, and its Brazilian version, Isabel Torres (2005), for the ballet of the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro; Pichet Klunchun and Myself (2005), created in Bangkok with the Thai traditional dancer Pichet Klunchun; and Cour d’Honneur (2013), presented at the Festival d’Avignon 2013.
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