Exhibition by Olivia Bee at CN D

Jul 13th, 2023

Visual of the Olivia Bee exhibition at CN D

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels and the Centre national de la danse – in collaboration as part of Photo Days – present: I felt the stars in that room., an exhibition by Olivia Bee from November 3 to December 16, 2023.

During the first editions of the Festival Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels – in London in March 2022 and in Hong Kong in May 2023 – the American photographer Olivia Bee followed the dancers and choreographers day in and day out. These encounters with the contemporary choreographic scene have inspired a series of analogue film images: the movement and beauty of the instant hang suspended, as if floating in the air.

“At the performances, I tried to capture the moments when the dancers were moving together pictorially, like a framed picture in an art museum. Backstage, in the studio or in the street, I wanted to show a more intimate view of the preparations for these moments on stage.”

Olivia Bee

Dancers in white dresses against a black background
01 / 06 — Fase – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker © Olivia Bee
Two men from behind crossing arms
02 / 06 — Neighbours – Brigel Gjoka, Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit & Ruşan Filiztek © Olivia Bee
Three dancers in movement during a rehearsal on stage
03 / 06 — Crowd - Gisèle Vienne © Olivia Bee
Dancers waiting backstage under a blue light, sitting or stretching
04 / 06 — Crowd - Gisèle Vienne © Olivia Bee
Backstage view of the stage
05 / 06 — Dance – Lucinda Childs & Philip Glass by the Lyon Opera Ballet © Olivia Bee
06 / 06 — Set and Reset – Trisha Brown with Rambert © Olivia Bee