Jérôme Bel, The Show Must Go On
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
The Performance Program is part of MoMA’s increased focus on the historical as well as the contemporary practice of performance-based art. The ongoing series brings documentation and reenactments of historic performances, thematic group exhibitions, solo presentations, and original performance works to various locations throughout the Museum.
Jérôme Bel (French, b.1964) is a central figure in a group of contemporary European choreographers who have questioned the fundamental parameters of their own practice—and the practice of choreography in general. As a result, they have produced highly conceptual and critical works that expand the boundaries of what dance can be. At MoMA, Bel stages The Show Must Go On (2001), which, in many respects, serves as a response to Judson Dance Theatre and Steve Paxton, whose work is shown in the same week. The work pairs New York City dance luminaries with nonprofessionals. Performance approx. 30 min.
A response with Jérôme Bel and Steve Paxton will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Some sweet day