March 9 and 10



This is fleetingness taken to extremes: numerous dancers perform 10,000 gestures, all of them different and each only visible once. They disappear as soon as they’ve been completed, as an ode to the impermanence of dance. In line with other projects of the Musée de la danse, 10000 gestes 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… (Boris Charmatz).

Dancer and choreographer, Boris Charmatz presented from Aatt enen tionon (1996) to 10000 gestes (2017) a series of highly memorable pieces. While maintaining an extensive touring schedule, he also participates in improvisational events on a regular basis with Saul Williams, Archie Shepp, Médéric Collignon and continues to work as a performer with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Tino Sehgal. From 2002-2004, while an artist-in-residence at the Centre National de la Danse, he developed Bocal, a nomadic and ephemeral school that brought together students from different backgrounds. Since 2009, he has been the director of the Rennes and Brittany National Choreographic Centre (France), and has transformed it in to a Museum of Dance (Musée de la danse) of a new kind. He has been an associated artist of the Volksbühne in Berlin during the 2017/2018 season. He is currently preparing a new creation called infini that will be released in the summer of 2019.

Interpretation Djino Alolo Sabin, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Or Avishay, Régis Badel, Jessica Batut, Nadia Beugré, Alina Bilokon, Nuno Bizarro, Matthieu Burner,Dimitri Chamblas, Olga Dukhovnaya, Sidonie Duret, Bryana Fritz, Alexis Hedouin,Kerem Gelebek, Rémy Héritier, Samuel Lefeuvre, Johanna-Elisa Lemke, Maud Le Pladec, Mani Mungai, Noé Pellencin, Solène Wachter, Production 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 Departemental Council.
The Institut français regularly supports the international touring of Musée de la danse / Coproduction Volksbühne Berlin, Manchester International Festival (MIF),  Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris), Wiener Festwochen, Sadler’s Wells London, Taipei Performing Arts Center / With the support of Institut français d’Espagne

Saturday, March 9, One Hour Before the show, introduction session to the performance. 19 h. With Jean-Marc Adolphe, journalist, essayist and director of art projects. Founder of the magaxine Mouvement

Saturday, March 9, Dramaturgies of the Debate, after the show

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lights Yves Godin / costumes Jean-Paul Lespagnard / vocal training Dalila Khatir / general stage manager Fabrice Le Fur / sound technician Olivier Renouf / dresser Marion Regnier / production direction Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain / sound material Requiem in D minor K.626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791),performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan and recorded at the Wiener Musikverein in 1986 (1987 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg); field recordings by Mathieu Morel in Mayfield, Manchester




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Season: 2018-2019

March 9 and 10

Saturday 20 h, Sunday 18 h

Sala MAC

25 €

Running time: 60 minutes



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