Jérôme Bel's Gala
January 16, 2019
“Gala forces audience expectations to the fore and blurs the lines between failure and success in performance as it suggests that theater is community, both onstage and off. It’s a tour de force, wildly entertaining and truly radical.” —The New York Times
On Saturday, February 2, French choreographer Jérôme Bel offers a different approach to dance. One that explores not only what it means to dance, but what constitutes a dancer. In Gala, Bel brings professional and amateur dancers from diverse backgrounds together in a riveting examination of all the ways ordinary people dance.
This special off-season event, presented with CAP UCLA and taking place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, never calls on us to pass judgement, but reveals the way in which each person’s cultural repertoire involves him or her in a singular relationship with that desire for something else other than dance — joy, accomplishment, transcendence perhaps?
Tickets for Jérôme Bel’s Gala are on sale now! Click below to watch the teaser.