October 24 and 25


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Based on the book Merce Cunningham, Fifty Years, Charmatz reassesses 150 pieces developed by the US choreographer in the shape of a dance show. Flip Book is an unclassifiable and multipurpose object, which was started with art students then continued with former members of Cunningham’s company, dancers and aficionados. It’s a Cunningham true-false, playful and turbulent. “I consider this experience as an integral part of our research, of our specific interest for the issue of archive, history and scores, which could meet here its tumultuous dimension: the entire history of a life’s work become book, transformed in its turn into a performance elaborated by a handful of dancers.” (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.

Conception Boris Charmatz / With François Chaignaud or Ashley Chen or Foofwa d’Imobilité, Raphaëlle Delaunay or Asha Thomas, Christophe Ives or Laurent Pichaud, Marlène Monteiro-Freitas or Latifa Laâbissi or Olga Dukhovnaya, Olivia Grandville or Lénio Kaklea, Mani A. Mungai /  Sound Pascal Quéneau /  Light Yves Godin /  Free interpretation from the photographs « Merce Cunningham, un demi-siècle de danse » by David Vaughan, directed by Melissa Harris, Ed. Plume, 1997
Production Musée de la danse. Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne directed by Boris Charmatz, is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication – the Direction régionale des Affaires Culturelles, the city of Rennes, the regional Council of Brittany and the General Council of lle-et-Vilaine.
The Institut français regularly contributes to the international touring of the Musée de la danse. Thanks to LiFE (St Nazaire), HZT (Berlin), Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Toulouse) and to Cécile Tonizzo.

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