Choreographer Jérôme Bel explains his philosophy of dance
Bel mines the ordinary and virtuosic
“I love dance,’’ choreographer Jérôme Bel says, “but I started too old to ever be very good. I’m more a philosopher of dance.’’ Others have also called him conceptual, experimental, cerebral, and controversial as he has risen from the fringes of the French dance world in the 1990s to acclaimed-insider status. Bel’s “Cédric Andrieux,’’ about and performed by the former Merce Cunningham dancer Andrieux, will be presented tonight through Sunday at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.