Jérôme Bel (FR) «Gala»

Dance / No language / 90min

«Nothing other than normal people get together – with an enchanting result». This was the comment of the specialty magazine «tanz» regarding the most recent coup of the choreographer Jérôme Bel, one of the most sought-after stars of the international performance scene. Subsequent to his experience with the production «Disabled Theater», which was created together with the Zurich Theater HORA and focused on performers who are mentally challenged, Jérôme Bel reiterates the following question in his most recent work: Which potentials of extension are generated by people who are usually excluded from the theater? How can the rigid power system of representation be turned into a democratic event where the best possible results of people’s abilities are allowed to take place beyond the concepts of perfection and virtuosity? The casting for the ensemble of the «Gala» guest performance will be done on-site in Basel. The cast will consist of a mix of professionals and amateurs.

Konzept und Regie: Jérôme Bel
Von und mit: Andrea Tortosa Vidal, Piergiorgio Regazzo, Sabina Aeschlimann, Sumitra Keshava, Paula Alonso Gomez, Richard Henschel, Florian Müller-Morungen, Nilavan Sridharan, Luana Henschel, Paula Krneta, Lee-Ann Aerni, Erwin Aljukic, Barbara Messner, Fabian Degen, Anna Amsler, Margaret Bissegger, Susanna Kemper, Erdi Afewerki, Diego Ndombasi, Eva Kern

Assistenz: Maxime Kurvers
Künstlerische Beratung und Company Management: Rebecca Lee
Wiederaufnahme Assistenz: Simone Truong, Frédéric Seguette
Kostüme: von den Tänzer*innen
Technische Leitung: Gilles Gentner
Verwaltung: Sandro Grando

Unterstützung: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-France, French Ministry for Culture and Communication, Institut Français – French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Die Aufführungen in Basel entstanden mit Unterstützung des Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL.