Jérôme Bel explores the relationship between choreography and popular culture, and dancer and spectator, often using humor as a device to break the formality of a theatre setting. Part of a generation of choreographers who rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, Bel’s work questions both art and contemporary dance. Crossing the Line 2016 feature a focus on French choreographer Jérôme Bel, with presentations of some of his major performances and new work, in partnership with the Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, and MoMA.


Véronique Doisneau: Screening & Conversation 

Alone on stage, tutu in hand, a member of Paris Opera’s corps de ballet takes the spotlight on the eve of her retirement. Mournful and celebratory, she reflects on her career as a ballerina. Part of his biographical series, this admired work by Bel grants us intimate access into the life and mind of Véronique Doisneau. 
A conversation with Jérôme Bel and Ana Janevski will follow the film.

LOCATION: FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC
DATES & HOURS: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

A landmark of contemporary performance, the Bessie-award-winning The Show Must Go On is dance at its most mischievous. A DJ plays chart-topping pop songs to a group of twenty dancers—trained and untrained—who sing, stand, and dance along. With perfect comic timing, Bel’s pareddown choreography delivers surprises while it questions the mechanisms of performance.

Curtain Chat wit Jérôme Bel will follow the 2pm performance on Sat, Oct 22.

LOCATION: The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC 
DATES & HOURS: Thu, Oct 20 at 8pm ; Fri, Oct 21 at 8pm ; Sat, Oct 22 at 2 & 8pm      
      

Jérôme Bel 

The signature piece Jérôme Bel strips dance down to its essentials—a male and female body, a light bulb, and an iconic tune. Radical in its simplicity, it sparked hot debate about what constitutes dance when it premiered in 1995. Now prized as an iconic work of contemporary performance, this signature piece makes its New York premiere at The Kitchen. Jérôme Bel will tour the U.S. after the New York presentations. 

LOCATION: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC 
DATES & HOURS: Thu, Oct 27–Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 8pm
 
Tickets $20
 

Artist’s Choice: MoMA Dance Company 

The Museum of Modern Art will premiere a new work by Bel as part of MoMA’s longstanding Artist’s Choice series, with Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel / MoMA Dance Company (2016). Created specifically for the Museum’s Marron Atrium, through an open call, MoMA Dance Company brings together MoMA staff members from different departments, subverting the category of a dance company and virtuosity, as well as the exhibition series’ habitual focus on objects. 

LOCATION: MoMa
DATES: Thu, Oct 27–Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Free with museum admission
 
Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française.
FIAF-Florence Gould Hall; The Joyce Theater; The Kitchen; MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) New York

Jérôme Bel at Crossing the Line Festival 2016

When
Oct 17-31, 2016
Where
FIAF-Florence Gould Hall; The Joyce Theater; The Kitchen; MoMa (Museum of Modern Art)
New York
© 2012 Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Jérôme Bel explores the relationship between choreography and popular culture, and dancer and spectator, often using humor as a device to break the formality of a theatre setting. Part of a generation of choreographers who rose to prominence in the mid-1990s, Bel’s work questions both art and contemporary dance. Crossing the Line 2016 feature a focus on French choreographer Jérôme Bel, with presentations of some of his major performances and new work, in partnership with the Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, and MoMA.


Véronique Doisneau: Screening & Conversation 

Alone on stage, tutu in hand, a member of Paris Opera’s corps de ballet takes the spotlight on the eve of her retirement. Mournful and celebratory, she reflects on her career as a ballerina. Part of his biographical series, this admired work by Bel grants us intimate access into the life and mind of Véronique Doisneau. 
A conversation with Jérôme Bel and Ana Janevski will follow the film.

LOCATION: FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC
DATES & HOURS: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 7:30pm

A landmark of contemporary performance, the Bessie-award-winning The Show Must Go On is dance at its most mischievous. A DJ plays chart-topping pop songs to a group of twenty dancers—trained and untrained—who sing, stand, and dance along. With perfect comic timing, Bel’s pareddown choreography delivers surprises while it questions the mechanisms of performance.

Curtain Chat wit Jérôme Bel will follow the 2pm performance on Sat, Oct 22.

LOCATION: The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, NYC 
DATES & HOURS: Thu, Oct 20 at 8pm ; Fri, Oct 21 at 8pm ; Sat, Oct 22 at 2 & 8pm      
      

Jérôme Bel 

The signature piece Jérôme Bel strips dance down to its essentials—a male and female body, a light bulb, and an iconic tune. Radical in its simplicity, it sparked hot debate about what constitutes dance when it premiered in 1995. Now prized as an iconic work of contemporary performance, this signature piece makes its New York premiere at The Kitchen. Jérôme Bel will tour the U.S. after the New York presentations. 

LOCATION: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC 
DATES & HOURS: Thu, Oct 27–Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 8pm
 
Tickets $20
 

Artist’s Choice: MoMA Dance Company 

The Museum of Modern Art will premiere a new work by Bel as part of MoMA’s longstanding Artist’s Choice series, with Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel / MoMA Dance Company (2016). Created specifically for the Museum’s Marron Atrium, through an open call, MoMA Dance Company brings together MoMA staff members from different departments, subverting the category of a dance company and virtuosity, as well as the exhibition series’ habitual focus on objects. 

LOCATION: MoMa
DATES: Thu, Oct 27–Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Free with museum admission
 
Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française.
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