Van Cleef & Arpels and Tate

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates performance and live art, bringing the innovative genre to the forefront of Tate

A dark image with four people lit up and behind them are three screens. Either side are four strips of fabric draped from ceiling to the floor.

Performance Photography of Set and Reset with Rambert at Tate Modern, 2022. Photo © Tate Oliver Cowling

Tate Modern continues to showcase live art and performance in ambitious ways and, through the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tate has been able to host a number of thought-provoking enthralling, sensory and dynamic performances.

"Leaning on our history, we wanted to continue writing the story of our connection to dance, but with a holistic approach. We wanted to create a programme that would be useful for the dance world."

Serge Laurent

Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset

In 2022, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels presented Trisha Brown's Set and Reset in collaboration with Tate Modern, as part of the first Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels dance festival in London.

This was the first time Trisha Brown's masterpiece of post-modern dance, Set and Reset, was licensed outside of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and performed by Rambert, showcasing the fluid and unpredictable style of Brown's original choreography, which transformed dance history. Working with a process of memorised improvisation, in Set and Reset, Brown layered phrases and timing to create a deconstruction of choreographic practice. Like the original production, it featured stage-set and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, lighting design by Beverly Emmons, and music by Laurie Anderson, which were key parts of the project. Brown stated that Set and Reset was defined by "metamorphic relationships; relationships between figures both plastic and organic, about space, both physical and aural."

Dancer in a wheelchair with two dancers wearing natural coloured clothes standing to the side.

Performance Photography of Set and Reset with Rambert at Tate Modern, 2022. Photo © Tate Oliver Cowling

Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy: ANIMA

More recently, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels supported Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy: ANIMA, a 60-minute multi-media installation of photo, video and performance that premiered in the iconic Turbine Hall of Tate Modern from 12-14 July 2023.

Visual artist Noémie Goudal and director Maëlle Poésy invited the audience to a delve into the multi-sensory experience that asked viewers to reflect on the ‘sensation of time’ and the effects of climate change.

The piece featured three large-scale moving image projections created by Goudal. This was alongside a unique live performance by aerial artist, choreographer and dancer Chloé Moglia, whose practice is based on suspension and weightlessness. The music for the piece was scored by DJ Chloé Thévenin.

Dancer hanging from a pole in the ceiling of the stage in front of light strips and with a large screen either side

Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poésy: ANIMA at Tate Modern © Christa Holka

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