FringeArts presented a rare showing of one of Jérôme Bel’s earliest and most controversial works. Four performers deconstruct the theatrics of dance with minimal movement, nudity, and shadow. [FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard] November 2-3, 2016; fringearts.com.
The audience reacted well to the human shadow puppet (above).
The lighting was stark, and I thought of Carravagio’s chiaroscuro. The lamp light was held by one of the four dancers and follows a man and a woman. They pulled at their skin and stand in the spot light examining their own bodies (above).
The writing on the wall means something, Claire Haenni and Seguette Frederic write their own names on the wall while the other names, Edison and Bach describe the secondary characters as light and sound. The blood red lipstick and urine shows the presence of a man and a woman and how they leave a mark on one another (above).
Witnessing Jérôme Bel’s dance I captured the representation of a baroque drama, an existential dance, and light and sound personified. [FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard] November 2-3, 2016; fringearts.com.