Choreographer Jérôme Bel's Gala, featuring 20 New Yorkers of all abilities from all walks of life, will have its New York premiere March 1 -3 at NYU Skirball. Gala's cast, ranging in age from 8 to 80 years old, is a mix of professional dancers and amateurs dancing onstage for the first time.
There will be a special family-friendly matinee on Saturday, March 3 at 3pm, for children ages 7 and up; special preshow activities begin at 2pm. The matinee is a coproduction of NYU Skirball's Serious Fun Family Matinee series and the third annual Tilt Kids Festival, an arts festival for families presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).
Through their movement, the gentle humanity of each performer lights up this inspired production. Breaking the sanctity of the stage, this is a jumble of joys, failures, and stumbling insights into the uniting power of dance.