Discussion Series:

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Lois Welk

Community Consultant, and former Executive Director of Dance/UP, Lois Welk will engage choreographer Boris Charmatz in a public conversation focusing on artistic practice, public participation and the evolution of a new vision for dance as a time-based visual art. Charmatz is well known for his innovative and provocative post-modern choreographic work.

Wed, Sept 7, 2016 / 11:30am-1pm / FREE

Y Gym Dance Theater, Gershman Y, 401 S Broad St (presented in conjunction with the Knowing Dance More Series, University of the Arts)

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Simon Dove

Curator and educator Simon Dove is co-curator of the Crossing the Line festival, and Director of Dancing in the Streets in New York. As curator and Artistic Director of Springdance, the international festival of new developments in dance and performance in the Netherlands, from 2000 to 2007, Dove has followed Charmatz’ work throughout Europe. This conversation will focus on Charmatz' evolving notions of performance practice, and the shifting relationships between his work and his audiences.

Thurs, Sept 8, 2016 / 11:30am-1pm / FREE

Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert St

Visual arts roundtable discussion

Four experts gather to share their views on the place of performance in the museum setting. Issues of temporality in viewing and spectatorship will be discussed by a panel including choreographer Boris Charmatz (Musée de la danse, Rennes, France), visual art curator Ana Janevski (Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA), and theorist Marie Bardet (Paris 8, Paris, France). The panel will be moderated by Erica Battle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This event will take place in conjunction with the Anne d'Harnoncourt Symposium.

Sat, Sept 10, 2016 / 12:45-1:45pm / FREE with museum admission

Alter Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Pre-performance talk with Ana Janevski

Boris Charmatz, choreographer and director of Musée de la danse, is widely known for questioning the distinction between performance and visual art; reframing dance performance as a temporal extension of curated visual art. His manifesto, of the same name as his company, challenges us to conceive of a museum of dance which houses “a place for enhancing public awareness of dance and choreographic culture in the broadest sense, of the history of the body and its representations.”

Ana Janevski is currently Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art. She is the first curator to have presented Charmatz’ work in the US, bringing his company to MoMA in 2013. She will interview the choreographer at the Mandell Theater prior to the closing performance of Levée des conflits.

Sat, Sept 10, 2016 / 6:30-7:30pm / FREE

Mandell Theater, 3220 Chestnut St