Past Event Tate Modern Performance

20 Dancers for the XX century

15 May 2015 at 13.00–15.00

Asha Thomas as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

FrançoisChaignaud as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Frank Willens as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Vera Mantero as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Germaine Acogny as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Franceschi as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

F. Seguette as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Sonja Pregrad as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Yasutake Shimaji as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Samuel Lefeuvre as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Marlene Saldana as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Ko Murobushi as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Julie Cunningham as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Julian Weber as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Colin Dunne as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Chrysa Parkinson as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Brennan Gerard as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Big Shush as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Adam H Weinert as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century by Boris Charmatz

Pat Catterson as part of 20 Dancers for the XX century

Performed throughout Tate Modern's galleries, 20 Dancers for the XX Century is a collection of solo works (some acclaimed, some forgotten) including gestures from Modern Dance pioneers to Charlie Chaplin and Voguing.

Via appropriating, sharing and explaining their works to the visitors, twenty performers present a living archive of the last century of dance.

With Germaine Acogny, Pat Catterson, François Chaignaud, Julie Cunningham, Colin Dunne, Antonia Franceschi, Brennan Gerard, Samuel Lefeuvre, Vera Mantero, Ko Murobushi, Chrysa Parkinson, Sonia Pregrad, Marlène Saldana, Frédéric Seguette, Yasutake Shimaji, Big Shush, Asha Thomas, Julian Weber, Adam Weinert, Frank Willens.

Credits

Stage manager: Mathieu Morel

Production Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne. Direction: Boris Charmatz. Association subventionnée par le Ministère de la culture et de la communication (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), la Ville de Rennes, le Conseil régional de Bretagne et le Conseil général d’Ille-et-Vilaine.

Former versions of 20 Dancers for the XX Century were realised in collaboration with Champs Libres Rennes, MoMA Museum of Modern Art New York and Foreign Affairs Berlin.

Thanks to: Vito Acconci, Jérôme Bel, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Sanja Iveković, Alain Platel, Yvonne Rainer.

Choreography by Merce Cunningham © the Merce Cunningham Trust. Merce Cunningham’s choreography is performed by Ms. Julie Cunningham with the permission and support of the Merce Cunningham Trust.  All rights reserved.

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

15 May 2015 at 13.00–15.00