Jérôme Bel was last here is 2005 with his funny, still talked about, twist on pop culture, exciting dance performance The show must go on and is coming back in less than two weeks to present his next piece. Although I wasn’t in Minneapolis in 2005, it is one of the events in Walker’s performing arts history that I hear about repeatedly from local dance community artists and audience members, so I am wondering if someone could write about what they saw, their memories and impressions on its success to help explain the context of his work for others who may have missed it? It will especially help in relation to his upcoming, deceptively simple, witty, conversation/performance Pichet Klunchen and Myself.
I have already seen this work when it premiered in France and am so excited to see it again that I giggle to myself when recalling the questions Jérôme dares to ask Pichet on stage. I can’t believe his straightforward innocence and how he asks all the questions I would never have the courage to say out loud. I won’t spoil it for you now so I’m happy to chat more afterwards, so FYI shows are November 14 and 15 at 8pm in the Walker’s McGuire theater and 2-for-1 tickets are available online or at the box office by requesting the ‘Killing me Softly’ special!