Most dancers never have the opportunity to truly portray themselves onstage. Even the strikingly honest and vulnerable performers we know and adore are most often executing someone else's vision--the choreographer. In Cedric Andrieux, Jerome Bel sets out to shake up the customary relationship between dancer and dance-maker through this solo work, performed by former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Cedric Andrieux for Contemporary Arts Museum Houston audiences on Friday and Saturday.
Photo by Herman Sorgellos
In conjunction with CAMH's current exhibit "Double Life," Andrieux's performance exposes a role frequently left unseen: the role of a real working dancer. Choreographer Jerome Bel's first solo in this series, 2004's Veronique Doisneau, tells the stripped-down biographic story of French ballerina Veronique Doisneau, who, in her own words, "never became a star."
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