Known for his cerebral, sometimes challenging but always witty productions, Jérôme Bel (b. 1964, Paris, France) is an internationally-renowned choreographer who produces works that explore the triangle between choreography, performer, and spectator to break the usual formality of a theater setting.
Bel’s work has been presented at Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Performa, New York (2007 & 2013); Festival d’Automne, Paris (2013); Festival d’Avignon, Avignon (2013); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012); and DOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012). In 2005 Bel received the prestigious Bessie Award for The Show Must Go On, and in 2004 he was commissioned by Paris Opera to create Véronique Doisneau, a theatrical dance documentary.
Image credit: Jérôme Bel, Gala, 2015; photographs by Véronique Ellena, courtesy of the artist.