“It’s a tour de force, wildly entertaining and truly radical.” – New York Times
On the stage, professional dancers, actors and amateurs, all Hong Kong residents of all ages and from all walks of life, will gather. Gala offers a different approach to dance which never calls on us to pass judgement. With its “Fail again, fail better” emphasis, Gala goes from one theatre to the next, like “a mirror taking a stroll by the side of a road”, and brings home to us something about the making of those we are watching as well as the way we watch.
“It’s impossible to resist this group of people who made up their mind to indulge their body and soul like this and erupted with joy.” – Le Monde
“an inspirational and uplifting performance “– Dance Tab
“Jérôme Bel’s mixed ability show is full of charm” – The Guardian
Assistants (local restaging)
By and with
Dancers from Hong Kong
Costumes by the dancers
Dance Umbrella (London), TheaterWorks Singapore/72-13, KunstenFestivaldesArts (Brussels), Tanzquartier Wien, Nanterre-Amandiers Centre Dramatique National, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Theater Chur (Chur) and TAK Theater Liechtenstein (Schaan) – TanzPlan Ost, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), La Commune Centre dramatique national d’Aubervilliers, Tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), House on Fire with the support of the European Union cultural program
Centre National de la Danse (Pantin) and Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) in the framework of Studiolab for providing studio spaces
thanks to : the partners and participants of the Dance and voice workshops, NL Architects and Les rendez-vous d’ailleurs
R.B Jérôme Bel is supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-France, French Ministry for Culture and Communication.
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes without interval