Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA in association with LAXART and Ford Theaters presents:
An extract of Gala (2015)
Concept: Jérôme Bel
Duration: 30 minutes
Doors at 7:30pm, performance at 8pm. No entry after the performance begins.
Company, Company offers a different approach to dance. In this collective art form, choreographer Jérôme Bel brings together amateurs of diverse backgrounds not often represented on stage. The diversity reveals the way each person’s cultural repertoire involves him or her in a singular relationship with the desire to experience something other than dance — joy, accomplishment, transcendence perhaps? To make this piece accessible to amateurs and provide them with the opportunity to give their all and make the project their own, Bel chooses common place theatrical experiences to illustrate the human desire to express one’s self through movement. Working around the concept of “Fail again. Fail bigger.” Bel enlarges the perimeter of performance to embrace everyone who wants to participate, both on stage and off, to create a shared, communal experience. This event is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US and is part of their artistic season, Ceci n’est pas.
This event is free, but RSVP is required by following this link: Company Company @ LAXART