Jérôme Bel always directs his political and critical gaze onto the medium of dance itself. His foremost work is “The Show Must Go On”, now brought to Japan in a localized version co-presented by the Saitama Arts Theater.
Continually filled with famous pop songs like “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie that everyone is guaranteed to know, the performers come from a range of genders, backgrounds and ages. Already staged in over 50 cities worldwide and winner of a bessie Award in New York in 2005, this groundbreaking work asks the audience ironic questions about what dance is or should be.
Jérôme Bel “The Show Must Go On”
Date: November 12th – November 13rd, 2011
Time: 16:00~(90 minutes)
Place: Saitama Arts Theater, Main Theater
Address: 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
Support: L’Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama,
Ambassade de France au Japon
Presented: Festival Tokyo, Saitama Arts Theater
Text: memi mizukami