Gerard was born in Hillbrow (1966), and returned to the area while studying at the Wits School of the Arts. Throughout his career, Bester has danced for Robyn Orlin, PJ Sabbagha and Jean-Paul Delore and collaborated with the likes of Tony Miyambo, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Luyanda Sidiya and Sue Pam-Grant. Bester explores the post-modern, anti-hero, and naïve clown in his practice. He is now the Creative Director of the Hillbrow Theatre Project, through which he inspires inner-city children and youth to engage with the world in new and exciting ways.
Photographer | Stella Olivier