Jérôme Bel was born in 1964 and lives in Paris. He studied at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine of Angers (France) in 1984-1985. In 1992, he was an assistant for the ceremonies of the XVIth Winter Olympic Games of Albertville and Savoie. His first piece, entitled nom donné par l’auteur (1994), led to a series of intensely personal dances: Jérôme Bel (1995), Shirtology (1997), and The Last Performance (1998). In 2004, Bel began a series of performance portraits of contemporary dancers, including Véronique Doisneau, Isabel Torres, Pichet Klunchun and Myself(TBA:08), Cédric Andrieux and Lutz Förster. His work, The Show Must Go On (2001), received a Bessie Award in 2005.
We Are People Before We Are Dancers…, Christine Hou, The Brooklyn Rail, October, 2010.
With “Cédric Andrieux” Jérôme Bel takes us below the dance, history, Wu Yi-hua, Geneactive.ch, December 1, 2009 (Translated from French).