Jérôme Bel created his performance ›Disabled Theater‹ with actors with learning disabilities from Zurich's Theater HORA. »Their disabilities«, according to Bel, »are a living infiltration of theater and dance«. The performers share with the audience their own perception of time, singular physicality and acute sensitivity. Bel's challenge in this work lies in opening up a space where disability is not expelled from visual and discursive practices nor screened behind political correctness, but rather integrated in a discourse with both aesthetic and political dimensions.
Concept: Jérôme Bel
Dramaturgy: Marcel Bugiel
Assistance and translation: Simone Truong
From and with: Damian Bright, Matthias Brücker, Remo Beuggert, Matthias Grandjean, Gianni Blumer, Julia Häusermann, Sara Hess, Miranda Hossle, Lorraine Meier, Tiziana Pagliaro, Peter Keller
A co-production of Theater HORA, R.B. Jérôme Bel with Ruhrtriennale, Festival AUAWIRLEBEN (Bern), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), dOCUMENTA (13), Festival d' Avignon, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie: Festival de Genève, Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
With the friendly support of Pro Helvetia
tumbletalk 3: Jérôme Bel / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 26. August: 12 h, Museum Folkwang (Essen)