Boris Charmatz

Boris Charmatz is a French choreographer and dancer whose work has been acclaimed throughout the world. Drexel University’s Westphal College worked with Boris in 2016 for Dancing Dialogues, a residency of public and professional dance workshops, lectures, and Boris’ Levée des conflits for 24 dancers. In Philadelphia Museum of Dance, Boris' company is performing manger and danse de nuit, and he is setting 10,000 gestures on a group of 200 local college students. Learn more about Boris.

manger

September 22-23, 2018 · 8–9 PM
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Choreography: Boris Charmatz
Interpreted by: Or Avishay, Matthieu Barbin, Nuno Bizarro, Ashley Chen, Olga Dukhovnaya, Alix Eynaudi, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Christophe Ives, Maud Le Pladec, Filipe Lourenço, Mani Mungai, Asha Imani Thomas, Frank Willens
Light: Yves Godin
Sound: Olivier Renouf
Arrangements and vocal training: Dalila Khatir
Choreographic assistant: Thierry Micouin
Technical director: Mathieu Morel
Light technician/production manager: Fabrice Le Fur
Dresser: Marion Regnier
Production: Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain

Sound material: Ticket Man, The Kills; Hey Light, Animal Collective; King Kong, Daniel Johnston; Leisure Force, Aesop Rock; Je t’obéis, Sexy Sushi; La Folia, Arcangelo Corelli; Symphony n°7, Ludwig van Beethoven; Qui habitat, Josquin des Prez; Three Voices, Morton Feldman; Lux Alternae, György Ligeti

Text: Le bonhomme de merde in L’Enregistré, Christophe Tarkos, P.OL., 2014

Produced by: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne - Directed by Boris Charmatz. The association receives grants from the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs / Brittany), the City of Rennes, the Regional Council of Brittany and Ille-et- Vilaine General Council.

The Institut français regularly supports the international touring of Musée de la danse.

Co-produced by: Ruhrtriennale-International Festival of the Arts; Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes; Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d’Automne Paris; steirischer herbst Graz; Holland Festival Amsterdam; Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main

Created at the Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts 2014

Thanks to Imane Alguimaret, Marguerite Chassé, Noé Couderc, Lune Guidoni, Marlène Saldana, Hypolite Tanguy, the students from P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels) and from the Master-Studiengang Performance Studies (University of Hamburg), Alexandra Vincens



danse de nuit

October 6 ·7:45–8:45 pm
Barnes Foundation, Parking Lot, outside

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“A nighttime dance in urban space. A place in the open air, close to city streets and lights, 6 dancers, minimal set-up. A mind-blowing dance of bodies touching without restraint, even while the mouths of the dancers spout verbal improvisations and a kind of beatboxing without beat. Reflections on the political art of the cartoon, on humor and danger, on the time of drawing compared to the time of dancing, delivered at high speed...A sort of extreme dance for an offbeat public.”
— Boris Charmatz

Choreography: Boris Charmatz
Interpreted by: Régis Badel, Ashley Chen, Raphaëlle Delaunay-Belleville, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Mani Mungai, Frank Willens
Light: Yves Godin
Costumes: Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Vocal training: Dalila Khatir Glossolalia realised from dancers’ improvisations, the texts Erasure, Hands Touching, Move and Starfucker by Tim Etchells, the words of Patrick Pelloux in Radio France Inter on January the 8th 2015, writings by Boris Charmatz, quotes and reappropriations from Robert Barry, Marc Gremillon, Bruno Lopes, Didier Morville, Thierry Moutoussamy, Bruce Nauman, Christophe Tarkos, as well as a French counting-out rhyme
General stage manager/production manager: Fabrice Le Fur
Light technician: Mélissandre Halbert
Dresser: Marion Régnier
Rehearsal coach touring: Magali Caillet-Gajan
Production: Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain

Produced by: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne - Directed by Boris Charmatz. The association receives grants from the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs / Brittany), the City of Rennes, the Regional Council of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine General Council.

The Institut français regularly supports the international touring of Musée de la danse. With support from: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings programme. Co-production: Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes, Théâtre de la Ville & Festival d’Automne à Paris, la Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Holland Festival-Amsterdam, Kampnagel-Hamburg, Sadler’s Wells London, Taipei Performing Arts Center, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens

Thanks to Le Triangle-cité de la danse, Rosas, WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain (Bruxelles), Arnaud Godest, Perig Menez, Jolie Ngemi, Marlène Saldana
With the kind authorization by Tim Etchells for the use of his texts

danse de nuit was created at La Bâtie-Festival de Genève on September 2, 2016.



10,000 gestures

October 6 · 4–4:15 pm · 6:45–7 pm
Barnes Foundation, Annenberg Court, Main Level

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“I envision a choreographic forest in which no dancer ever repeats any of the gestures, each of which will be shown only once and will vanish as soon as it has been executed, like an ode to the impermanence of the art of dance... In line with other projects of the Musée de la danse, 10,000 gestures constitutes a choreographic anti-museum aiming to explore the means of escaping the instinct and the strategies of preservation at work in the activity of a dancer... It will be matter of exploring the possibility that one gesture is never completed by another.”
— Boris Charmatz

Choreography: Boris Charmatz
Interpreted by: 200 local college students
Participating colleges (thank you to the liaison from each school for their help in coordinating this effort): Bryn Mawr College (Madeline Cantor), Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design (Valerie Ifill), Rowan University (Leslie Elkins), Temple University (Dr. Karen Bond), University of the Arts (Sara Procopio)

Original production produced by: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne – Directed by Boris Charmatz. The association receives grants from the Ministry of Culture and Communication (Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs / Brittany), the City of Rennes, the Regional Council of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine Departmental Council. Premiered September 2017 at Volksbühne, Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany.



Photos, top to bottom: manger © Beniamin Boar, danse de nuit © Boris Brussey