Posted on Wed, Sep. 15, 2010
By Merilyn Jackson
Inquirer Dance Critic
Cédric Andrieux. The French have good words for many things in life. Amuse-bouche, for instance, means a small bite a chef offers to titillate your lingual receptors. The French director/choreographer Jérôme Bel knows very well how to translate minimal sound bites and movement into a substantial feast. In 2008 the Live Arts Festival presented Bel’s Pichet Klunchun and Myself, a brilliantly deconstructed conversational duet. Since, Bel has directed dancer Cédric Andrieux in a one-man lecture/demonstration constructed over a two-year discourse about Andrieux’s 20-year dance career. Now 33, he danced in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1999 to 2007.