Wed, Sep 25 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall55 East 59th Street, NYC
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FIAF Members $25
Students & Under 30: $15
FIAF Members: $65
Non Members: $80
Students / Under 30: $50
Discounted package includes a ticket to Opening Night, Thu, Sep 12–Sat, Sep 14, plus a ticket to your choice of one of these shows: Isadora Duncan on Wed, Sep 25, Radio Live on Wed, Oct 2, or When Birds Refused to Fly on Thu, Oct 10. All shows are at 7:30pm.
“Performance art that is smart, severe, even philosophical, and at the same time cheeky and funny and entertaining.”
The New York Times
Iconoclastic choreographer Jérôme Bel returns to FIAF with a new piece commissioned by Crossing the Line and inspired by Isadora Duncan's celebrated autobiographical work My Life. The US premiere of this solo piece performed by Catherine Gallant, a New York-based dancer, historian, and Duncan-specialist, is the culmination of Bel's dancer portrait series.
Isadora Duncan examines an artistic pioneer from her American roots to her ultimate demise in France. The piece uncovers a woman who was a feminist, Darwinist, communist, and an advocate of free love. In bringing the same spontaneity, naturalness, and freedom she exhibited in life to the stage, she established the origins of modern dance.
For ecological reasons, R.B. Jérôme Bel company does not travel by plane anymore. This piece will be rehearsed by Skype.
60 min approx.
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Production: R.B. Jérôme Bel
Co-production: French Institute Alliance Française-FIAF (New York), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council-LMCC (New York), FringeArts (Philadelphia), La Commune centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris, R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris), Tanz im August/ HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen)
R.B Jérôme Bel is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de-France, French Ministry for Culture and Communication, by the Institut Français, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for its international tours and by ONDA - Office National de Diffusion Artistique - for its tours in France
R.B. Jérôme Bel
Artistic advice and executive direction: Rebecca Lasselin
Production manager: Sandro Grando
Isadora Duncan was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center Residency program.