Dance in Its Post-medium Condition
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Coming back to the piece Gala, the conclusion points out some of the defining features of Jérôme Bel’s contemporaneity. Gala is a concept without a choreographer or a fixed cast. It serves as tool to enable people to dance without the interference of the choreographer Jérôme Bel. Bel’s dance performances have even crossed over to film and the visual arts. They blur both the boundaries of the genres and of medium-specific forms and contexts of their presentation. As dance in its post-medium condition (Rosalind Krauss) assumes the function of a gesture that points toward the body and its gestures that it reconstitutes trying to come closer to the exceptionality of the single dancer. His pieces allow us to come closer to the performers and produce ethical relations towards themselves and their actions.
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