«Gala» directed by a choreographer Jérôme Belhas already been revived in the UK, France, Germany, Singapore, Belgium and Norway, and now for the first time will appear on a Russian stage.
As the performance is restaged in each city with a local cast, «Gala» is always a unique experiment never to be repeated again. It brings together both dance professionals and amateurs of diverse backgrounds. However, the difference in actions or skills does not call on us to pass judgment; quite to the opposite - it reveals how for every person, their individual cultural experience opens up a direct channel to their longing for something out there – the joy, the perfection, the transformation, the political debate – all of which are contained within the dance. The content of such “dance not subject to evaluation” doesn’t just celebrate the vast variety of aesthetics models, but it also employs the shared collective desire to convey its message.
«A dance stripped of constraints» is a response Jérôme Bel gives to the everlasting question of «how the art should unite the people».
Production: R.B. Jérôme Bel (Paris)
Assistant: Maxime Kurvers
Assistants for the local restaging: Sheila Atala and Chiara Gallerani
Presented by: Theatre of Nations – Festival «NET» – Institut Français de Russie (France-Russia)
coproduction: Dance Umbrella (London), TheaterWorks Singapore/72-13, KunstenFestivaldesArts (Brussels), Tanzquartier Wien, Nanterre-Amandiers Centre Dramatique National, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Theater Chur (Chur) and TAK Theater Liechtenstein (Schaan) - TanzPlan Ost, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), La Commune Centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), House on Fire with the support of the European Union cultural program
with the support of: Centre National de la Danse (Pantin) and Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) in the framework of Studiolab for providing studio spaces
thanks to: the partners and participants of the Dance and voice workshops, NL Architects and Les rendez-vous d’ailleurs