GALA conceived and directed by Jérôme Bel has been presented in numerous countries in Europe and North America. The next stop for Jérôme Bel is Singapore! GALA will have its Asian premier at the Victoria Theatre, Singapore on 6-8 October!
“BUT WHO IS JÉRÔME BEL?”
Quick history: Jérôme Bel was born in 1964 and lives in Paris. Following his studies in the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine of Angers (France) from 1984 to 1985, he danced for many choreographers. However, he discovered his preference for directing in 1992 after serving as Assistant Director to Philippe Découflé for the ceremonies of the XVIth Winter Olympic Games of Albertville and Savoie (France). Since then, he has considered himself as a dance philosopher. By working with non-dancers and even with non-dances, he has directed numerous groundbreaking, avant-garde and often controversial works. For GALA, Bel stages professional individuals from the dance field and amateurs coming from different backgrounds, united by their shared love for the performing arts and the joy that it brings to them.
Want to find out more about Jérôme work? Read more here about Jérôme on his website or alternatively, here’s a piece by Sanjay Roy in the Guardian about Jérôme: Step-by-step guide to dance: Jérôme Bel.
Find out more about Jérôme Bel by watching this video – Five things you should know about… Jérôme Bel