Shirtologie (1997) - Véronique Doisneau (2004) - Compagnie Compagnie (2015) - Danser comme si personne ne regardait (2018)

Four Jérôme Bel projects in public spaces referencing four key anthropological activities: work, commerce, social life, spiritual life. The resulting trail, which offers a contextualised rereading of the political issues underpinning it, features: the alienation of a dance “labourer”; a celebration of the values of solidarity; a critique of consumerism; and, per Nietzche’s invitation, an occasion for self-contemplation.

Pictures : © Ivan Ali

Video screenings open to all 

Condition des Soies : 7 Rue Saint-Polycarpe, Lyon 1
Atelier de Soierie : 33 rue Romarin, Lyon 1
In shop windows of Monoprix Cordeliers : 27 Rue de la République, Lyon 2 
Chapelle de l’Hotel Dieu : Place de l'Hôpital, 69002 Lyon

Performance open to all, Chapelle de l’Hôtel Dieu, Lyon 2

Dates & Times
Wed 12 – Sat 29
No performance Sun, Mon, Tue
2-7pm weekdays,
except at Atelier de Soierie: 2-6.30pm
Sat 12 at 6pm,
except at Condition des Soies: 2-6pm

Free admission



With dancers of the CNSMD of Lyon, the National Opera Ballet of Lyon and R.B. Jérôme Bel
Staging designed by students of ENS Fine Arts school Master’s Program in Exhibition Design, directed by Olivier Vadrot
Production Biennale de danse de Lyon, R.B. Jérôme Bel
In collaboration with l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, du Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon, du Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon, du Diocèse de Lyon, des Hospices civils de Lyon, de la Conditions des soies, du Monoprix République, de l’Atelier de soierie
Acknowledgements   Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art

R.B. Jérôme Bel receives support from the Île-de-France Regional Dept of Cultural Affairs – Ministry of Culture and Communication, Institut Français – Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its international tours – and ONDA for its tours in France.

The company : R.B. Jérôme Bel

Born in Paris in 1964, Jérôme Bel lives in Paris and works all over the world.

Nom donné par l’auteur (1994) is a choreography of objects. In Jérôme Bel (1995), dancers perform completely nude. Shirtologie (1997) features a dancer wearing several dozen T-shirts. Le dernier spectacle (1998) is based on a solo by the choreographer Susanne Linke, as well as Hamlet and André Agassi. Xavier Le Roy (2000) is a work signed by Jérôme Bel entirely produced by the choreographer Xavier Le Roy. The show must go on (2001) brings together 20 dancers, 19 pop tunes and a DJ. Véronique Doisneau (2004) is a solo about the work of a Paris Opera Ballet dancer, Véronique Doisneau. A Brazilian version, Isabel Torres (2005), was created for the ballet company of Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro. Pichet Klunchun and myself (2005) was created in Bangkok with the traditional Thai dancer of the title. This was followed by Cédric Andrieux (2009), a dancer for Merce Cunningham. 3Abschied (2010) was a joint creation by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jérôme Bel, based on The Song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler. Disabled Theater (2012) is a piece with mentally disabled professional actors of Theater Hora, a company based in Zurich. Cour d’honneur (2013) is about 14 spectators in the Cour d’Honneur of Palais des Papes in Avignon. In Gala (2015), the choreographer brings together professional dancers and amateurs from a variety of backgrounds. In Tombe (2016), commissioned by the National Opera Ballet of Paris, Jérôme Bel asked the ballet dancers to perform a duet with a person of their choice, someone who had never set foot on a dance stage. In 2013, he published Emails 2009-2010 (Les Presses du Réel), co-authored with the choreographer Boris Charmatz. The book was made available online and in English, by Les Presses du Réel, in 2016.

My work is to make dance a tool for emancipation, of the dancer and the audience

Jérôme Bel


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