February 27 - March 1
Jérôme Bel: Pichet Klunchun and Myself
In a witty, clear-eyed and moving exploration of art across cultural divides, French choreographer Jérôme Bel restages his first encounter with Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun, a master of the classical khon form. Through a lively mix of physical demonstration and high-spirited verbal debate, Bel and Klunchun go on a lucid, often very funny quest for understanding of each other's dance styles and traditions. The pair reflect on subjects from dance history to the subtleties of skilled performing, from Eurocentrism to cultural globalization, in repartee that is endearingly unaffected and tender.