Faro | CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

age rating: m/16

duration: 90 minutos

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Jérôme Bel France

Unpublished Jacinto Lucas Pires’s text presented by João Tordo with live illustration by Marc Parchow

This event will also include the reading of an unpublished text by author Jacinto Lucas Pires, in response to an order of DeVIR's, with real-time illustration made by Marc Parchow.



For his twentieth piece, rather than trying to produce something new, Jérôme Bel casts a subjective eye over his previous works through a twofold gesture of compilation and liaison of filmed images. Going back through his video archives, he takes out twenty dances from his most significant shows and organizes them among themselves in order to re-construct the development of his thinking about dance. The result is a 82-minute video projected on a screen, without any living presence. Retrospective thus makes a cross section within his corpus, the better to bring out his central preoccupations (body, language, culture, power, vulnerability…), by focusing on the issue of linkage between dance and politics. The desire for emancipation, the group’s active strength, and the deconstruction of social identities are here assumed like so many guidelines for his work. The chronological arrangement of these extracts makes it possible to implicitly draw up a portrait of the choreographer which is as sensitive as it is conceptual. For ecological reasons, R.B/ Jérôme Bel company doesn't travel by plane anymore. The video medium of "Retrospective" allows nevertheless its international tour Florian Gaité for Festival d’Automne à Paris, 2019


Retrospective contains nudity.

Concept : Jérôme Bel assistants : Maxime Kurvers, Chiara Gallerani images : Céline Bozon, Pierre Dupouey, Aldo Lee, Olivier Lemaire, Marie-Hélène Rebois editing : Yaël Bitton, Oliver Vulliamy
dancers : Taous Abbas, Fanny Alton, Cédric Andrieux, Sheila Atala, Sonja Augart, Michèle Bargues, Jérôme Bel, Ryo Bel, Malik Benazzouz, Remo Beuggert, Nicole Beutler, Gianni Blumer, Céline Bozon, Damian Bright, Matthias Brücker, Carine Charaire, Vassia Chavaroche, Germana Civera, Houda Daoudi, Diola Djiba, Shadé Djiba, Olga De Soto, Véronique Doisneau, Juan Dominguez, Moussa Doukoure, Dina Ed Dik, Chiara Gallerani, Nicolas Garsault, Ito Glissant, Matthias Grandjean, Stéphanie Gomes, Claire Haenni, Julia Häusermann, Sara Hess, Olivier Horeau, Miranda Hossle, Benoît Izard, Cuqui Jerez, Marie-Yolette Jura, Peter Keller, Maxime Kurvers, La Bourette, Akira Lee, Aldo Lee, Françoise Legardinier, Lorraine Meier, Eva Meyer Keller, Ion Munduate, Henrique Neves, Tiziana Pagliaro, Gisèle Pelozuelo, Carlos Pez, Magali Saby, Oliviane Sarazin, Frédéric Seguette, Esther Snelder, Johannes Sundrup, Simone Truong, Pierre Tu, Amaia Urra, Peter Vandenbempt, Hester Van Hasselt, Simone Verde. with extracts of the performances : Jérôme Bel (1995)  - Shirtology (1997)  - The show must go on (2001)  - Véronique Doisneau (2004) - Disabled Theater (2012 - Gala (2015) :
Moonwalk - Company Company production : R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris) coproduction : Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), La Commune Centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris thanks to : CND Centre national de la danse (Pantin), Opéra national de Paris, Telmondis (Paris), Theater Hora (Zürich), La Bâtie (Genève), Jean-Gabriel Periot, Didier Bastide With the support of Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) in the framework of Studiolab
In 2019, Retrospective was selected at FID Festival International de Cinéma Marseille.

R.B Jérôme Bel is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de-France, French Ministry for Culture and Communication, by the Institut Français, French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, for its international tours and by ONDA - Office National de Diffusion Artistique - for its tours in France
R.B. Jérôme Bel :artistic advice and executive direction : Rebecca Lasselin production manager : Sandro Grando

Nelken Line


presentation of the final result of the workshops

21h30 - CAPa | Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

The result of the Nelken Line workshops and the audiovisual recording of the live street performances done in Loulé, Faro and Quarteira will be part of this presentation in the frame of a worldwide tribute to Pina Bausch, an initiative of her Foundation.


video screening for the

Escola Secundária Tomás

Cabreira's arts students


Faro | CAPa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve

16h00 | m/16 | 82min