Choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz explores contemporary movement and its complex histories. Taking David Vaughan’s 1997 book Fifty Years, which charts Merce Cunningham’s choreography over 50 years, Charmatz invited different groups of dancers – from ex-members of Cunningham’s company to amateur practitioners – to learn and perform Vaughan’s images as a speeded-up version of Cunningham’s language.
Free open rehearsals, with live interpretation by special guest Valda Setterfield. No booking necessary
Thursday 27 September: 14:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsals Friday 28 September: 15:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsalsSaturday 29 September:15:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsals
Ticketed evening performances: £20 (concessions available), booking recommended
Friday 28 September: 20:00 – 20:50Saturday 29 September: 20:00 – 20:50
- Download the programme notes for the performance (PDF, 869Kb)
Performance Credits: Flip Book
First presented 4 April 2008 at the LiFE, Saint Nazaire, France With: Boris Charmatz, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Olga Dukhovnaya, Christophe Ives, Olivia Grandville, Mani A. MungaiGuest artist: Valda SetterfieldSound: Pascal QuéneauLight: Yves GodinDuration: 40 minutes
Free interpretation from the photographs Merce Cunningham, Fifty Years, by David Vaughan, edited by Melissa Harris, Ed. Aperture, 1997
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-Dancing Museum. www.museedeladanse.org
LiFE (St Nazaire), HZT (Berlin), Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Toulouse), Cécile Tonizzo and to Institut français and Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action