Jérôme Bel: Bookend Festival
Influential and provocative Parisian choreographer-philosopher Jérôme Bel returns for a festival that “bookends” past works shown at the Walker. His newest joy-filled spectacle and his controversial, rarely seen signature work from 1995 are linked by an evening of conversation and film. A deep humanist with an understanding of both conceptual art and the power to brilliantly mold stage time, Bel balances intellectual rigor with humor and irreverence.
Celebrating the work of the radical dance master, for whom the Walker has served as a committed home since 2005, this three-event festival includes two major pieces never seen the United States—Bel’s newest, large-scale work GALA as well as a rare remount of his eponymous early minimalist meditation on the body, both linked by a Talking Dance conversation and film screening with the artist.
Festival Ticket Package
See both festival shows—GALA (November 1 or 2) and Jérôme Bel (November 4) for $40. Purchase online (just add both performances to your shopping cart to save) or call 612.375.7600.