Bel / Salamon & Le Roy [Paris/Berlin]

Veronique Doisneau / Giszelle

Veronique Doisneau / Giszelle
Veronique Doisneau / Giszelle

09.12 – 10.12.2005

In this double bill, the choreographers Jérôme Bel, Eszter Salamon and Xavier Le Roy provide an insight into the individual behind the classical ballerina. The pieces examine the context of the dancer in classical ballet and the person behind the iconic image. 

The solo Véronique Doisneau is a tribute to the ‘corps de ballet’ dancers, those non-prominent performers who never become ‘etoiles’. The piece is performed by Véronique Doisneau, a dancer with the Paris Opera. Jérôme Bel, that ethnologist of gesture, gathers the person, the performer and her art into one single object of study. He gives us access to the dancers’ thoughts. 

In Giszelle, Eszter Salamon and Xavier Le Roy question the body and its movements. The solo for the dancer Eszter Salamon marks a new step in the research into the reshaping of the body and gives the spectator the oportunity to comprehend the subtlety of dance. Giszelle masters the movements that mark the Western body.

Véronique Doisneau
concept Jérôme Bel
danseuse Véronique Doisneau
extraits de choreographies de Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, Merce Cunningham, Rudolf Nureyev
commande de l’Opéra National de Paris
remerciements Merce Cunningham & Rudolf Nureyev Foundation

concept et chorégraphyie
Eszter Salamon, Xavier Le Roy
danseuse Eszter Salamon
musique Adolphe Adam
management, organisation Alexandra Wellensiek
production Le Kwatt et in situ productions
coproduction SACD et Festival d’Avignon 2001, pour "Le Vif du Sujet"
support TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Brussels), the Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung & Kultur (Berlin)
remerciements KunstenFestivaldesArts 2001 et Pierre Le Roy
Créé au Festival d’Avignon 2001 dans le cadre de "Le Vif du Sujet" proposé par le SACD.